Diane Mannion, 25 A Rose is a Rose, 8x10" o/c
A rose is a rose is a rose and darn hard to paint! Buds and daisies are a cinch, but roses cause me all kinds of grief. Happy with how this one turned out (a miracle!).
Limited my palette to Rembrant's transparent red, Grumbacher Pretest ultramarine blue, and Gamblin Indian yellow. Plus Grumbacher Pretest titanium white. That's it. It was impossible to make "mud" with such a limited color selection. I also think the colors all work together as a whole, harmoniously. Bravo to me! Some days I'm much happier with the outcome than others.
First wiped the canvas with Indian yellow and allowed some to show through here and there as the paint was applied. Finished in one four hour session, alla prima, which means all at once, wet into wet. Did not use ANY medium, just paint straight from the tube. Lid was on the Gamsol right after I toned the canvas at the beginning. Cleaned brushes by pulling paint off with Viva paper towels. Worked standing... keeps me looser, sitting causes me to fuss and fiddle too much. NFS
#25 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge... only 5 to go!