Monday, March 5, 2012

monday's rose

It's bright and sunny, but very cold today. I've been keeping a bouquet of roses, pink carnations, and baby's breath out on the patio. Unfortunately, the water froze in the vase. But the yellow rose still looked lively, and I wanted to practice my water color techniques, so I painted the rose. I also practiced doing a wash, with blues and greens, as well as the splatter technique. I tried various tools for splattering the paint, including a fan paintbrush, a regular paintbrush, and an old toothbrush. I found that the old toothbrush was the most effective for making the splatter.
Here is my rose:
Oddly enough, this rose had no thorns...

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