Monday, December 10, 2012

Wild Rose Painting

I am working on this painting of a bee on a wild rose flower. I took this photo last spring in my mother's garden.

This one is acrylic on rock paper and I am laying down layer after layer of color to build it up.
I have also added a couple layers of gloss medium to help give space for light to get in on the layers of paint.

 We'll know pretty soon if its going to work out or not. Its getting there!

The following photograph is the same painting, but I changed it to Black and White in order to see more clearly where I'm at with the important values. I'm close, but need to push back the background some more.

If your wondering where the bee's wings are, they are moving so fast you can't see them. I am debating on whether I should add them or not!? You just can't see them in the photograph I am painting from. This is a good example of when an artist must practice "artistic licence". Maybe I will add just a suggestion of them. I can do that last anyways.

Quote of the Day:

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. 
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. 
Dale Carnegie 

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