Here's study 2 of the 50 flowers painting challenge:
|Red Roses & Queen Anne's Lace|
Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
6 x 8
It's fresh off the easel so still wet (sorry for the glare on the photo). These were a couple of the roses which were part one of the floral arrangements I did at the workshop at Halls School of Flower Design last weekend.
I used dark transparent colors- e.g. Alizarin plus a touch of Ultramarine Blue and/or Violet for the areas of the flowers in shadow and then the more opaque Cadmium Red Light for the lit side. The value contrast is more pronounced in the actual painting than it appears in the photo of the painting here.