Thursday, August 4, 2011
Weekly Challenge Floral
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges . 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.