Here's the latest painting in my flower studies series. I'm not sure of the name of this type of rose, but it was a challenge to paint,. There are so many layers of petals to simplify, yet its essence is complex. How do you add enough to make ti feel like this type of flower, yet not get bogged down in every precise petal.That seems to be (one of) the constant artists challenge- being selective- deciding what to include and what to edit out.
Some steps along the way are shown below.
|Flower Study #9 Rose|
Oil Painting on Panel
6 x 8
|This was the reference photo I started with|
|My initial block in|
|Adding the background|
|Starting to distinguish form and petals on the way to the finished study ( first image above)|