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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Floribunda Study



Floribunda Study

Demo for Guild  - not for sale.

A neighbor gave me these beautiful roses out of her garden.
They have many, many petals and they can have five roses
on a stem. The amazing thing (to me) is they are all different
shades of colors on the same stem.

Artist Note,

This was this mornings demo for the Guild.
I didn't have to worry about setting them into a still life
as this was to be about exploring the colors in light and shadow.
I started with blocking in the the shapes first with middle to dark tones.
I painted the background as I was painting the flowers, being
careful to place some of the background color into the individual
rose color, especially in the shadows.
Remember what Chagall said.
"All colors are friends of their neighbors."

The afternoon demo I did I will show tomorrow.
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9 comments:

  1. Wow Julie...you handled these roses beautifully with amazing brushwork and color...bravo!!

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    1. Thanks, Dana, I loved your Pastel Rose too.

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    1. Thanks, Myra. Always good to have a comment from you.

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  3. These roses really speak to me, absolutely fabulous, the light hitting is fantastic. Have a nice day , Julie!

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    1. Thanks Jane. Your flowers sparkle with light and color.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I love the way you do flowers too.

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Julie