Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge Floral

      Catching up with Daily Paint Works Weekly Challenge. .  This is the Nature's Arrangement Challenge:  Use only cad red, cad yellow, ultramarine blue, and white.  Large, medium and small brush and paint for one hour.  Desert Rose A is my challenge entry but I wanted to work on the painting longer and use a few more colors.  Desert Rose B is the polished version.  I added indigo and permanent rose, a little cobalt for the background flowers.  Deepened the contrasts and sharpened a few leaves.  One benefit of this challenge was getting the subject down fast.  Just couldn't leave it that way.  Painting fast is one thing, but I relish the slow, meditative process and don't like to rush it too much.

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