Rosy Red Roses – WIP completed – I think

10 Apr
 

And so,  countless hours, untold amounts of staring and figuring and color balancing… I think this painting is finally done!

I knew today that it was in my reach to finish this piece.  I hunkered down at 8am and just finished it at 7pm.

I spent a lot of time deleloping the foliage.  After I thought I was all done – I looked at it with squinty eyes and realized that I had to deepen the colors of the leaves.  I went back in with a wash of terre vert (a blueish green) and intensified the leaves.  And then once again thought I was finished.

Then I looked at it again with squinty eyes.  Saw a number of the rose petal has to be deepened and some of them needed a boost of personality (more colors).

I looked at it again and thought I was finsihed.   Then I realised the tiny fly had no legs or antennae.

I fixed up the bug and hung the painting on my fridge – yes my fridge.   And am determined no more squinty eyes.

I am declaring this painting finsihed.  At least until tomorrow when I look at it with fresh eyes.

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2 Responses to “Rosy Red Roses – WIP completed – I think”

  1. foodess April 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Wow, the detail on this is incredible – I could stare at it for hours!! Love the water droplet and the little bug!

  2. Helen Shideler April 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Thanks Foodess.com – there are three ants and one funny little bug

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