Tuesday, November 6, 2012

White Rose

Diane Mannion, White Rose, 6x6" oil
     "Paint a white rose using red, yellow, blue and white."  I believe in throwing my students into the deep in of the pool no matter what level they are!  After this project... everything else will seem easy.  I managed to get an ultramarine blue underpainting demo down in class but spent the rest of the time helping suffering artists.  Amazing results were achieved by a few!  I know how difficult this project is because I struggled a lot when I finished it later.  Pushed everyone to push their technique, including myself.  Remember, it's just practice for the next one.


Susan Roux said...

Great colors! Sounds like a wonderful exercise. Your students are lucky to have you!

Pam Holnback said...


Unknown said...

I like that philosophy that every piece is practice for the next one. And those aren't just empty words, it's very true. With every new piece I know a little bit more about what's going to happen and how to fix problems, etc. I hope your students appreciated your wisdom. The painting is lovely! I like how you made the white with the blues and yellows. It has great depth and richness!