Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rose with Waterbrush


Rose with Waterbrush
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
My typical method of applying paint - using a waterbrush. Again, I think the pinks need a bit of darkening for greater contrast.

These exercises sure have me admiring those folks who product glorious watercolors with SEEMINGLY little effort ... WOW! Maybe some day ....

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do love the colors. And I love using a waterbrush. Did you use pen or pencil in the drawing?

Anonymous said...

Lin, great work on these. And I surely appreciate your 'beginners mind' always looking to learn more...and this can only be done by doing. Oh, I wish I already could do what you can... Looking forward to see more of your achievements.

shirley said...

Beautiful colors Lin. I can't imagine life without waterbrushes.

Anonymous said...

They are all three very lovely, but imho #3 is the best. Studying and practicing values is a good idea, I should do the same!!

Teri C said...

Your roses are beautiful! Soft, and the colors are glorious!

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice Lin. Beautiful range of colors. I just had a thought about your value studies, regarding your original reference material. Oftentimes published photos of flowers do not have strong values in them. They are shot with diffused lighting so it's really hard to see where the values are. If you work from a still life set up with a strong directional light or a photo with same, it makes it easier to see the darks and lights and paint them.

Anonymous said...

Your studies are so interesting, it's like being right there with you!

Yari said...

Just beautiful....

Anonymous said...

I think this one is my favorite...been looking at both of them...like the more intense colors....bytw your skill is improving...rome wasnt built in a day:>