Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Yellow Rose


Yellow Rose
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Ronell (http://africantapestry.wordpress.com/) and I have been exchanging a number of emails concering how each of us approach a sketch/painting. I have always admired Ronell's loose and painterly approach to watercolor and she graciously agreed to share her methods. (Be SURE to see her demonstration -- it's FABULOUS)!!! THANK YOU, Ronell! And Happy One-Year Blog Birthday too!

So using her suggestions, I sketched and loosely painted this rose .... first a pencil sketch, then a loose watery wash, let dry; added a second wash adding darker shadows, let dry, and then adding the final darks.

It was great fun!!!! Now to continue practicing this idea on other subjects!

Again, Ronell -- thank you!

As suggested by Ronell, I too will be posting my own 'approach' to a sketch this weekend -- even as it's still evolving! LOL Now to decide a subject!

We'd also like to thank those of you who have shared your approaches and demonstrations -- Kate Johnson, Jana, and others -- it's tremendously helpful to see how we all work ....we do learn a great deal from one another. So join us, won't you? We too are on the path of learning and our own 'methods' are evolving -- I suppose that's true even of professionals ...but we'd love to see how YOU do what you do as well!

Thanks!

15 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful, Lin! And even though you may have followed Ronell's method, this rose is totally you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to both of you for sharing! I loved watching Sandy and Casey work on the same subject as me when the 3 of us met in NYC.
Shirley

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Sandy said...

Wow, Lin - this rose is simply glorious (and just what I needed on a rainy February day!) I too thank you all for sharing demos, it is like taking a wc class (which I CRAVE)! Like Shirley, I enjoyed Casey's loose examples when we met in NYC and now I am inspired to loosen up and give it another go! Thank you generous artists - all !!

MILLY said...

The rose is a great success, beautifully painted. I do like your marsh painting too.

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful rose!!!

Teri C said...

A gorgeous rose!! Great for a winter day. I'll be looking for your method also.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful, Lin!
hugs, chris

Lorraine said...

Just lovely; soft and curvy and yet all the detail needed to define the rose. Lovely colors too!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Jona said...

Beautiful rose. Very well drawn and painted. Thanks for explaining how you made it and for the link to Ronell's homepage.
Looking for your approach on the sketches.

Thank you for the great tips you gave me yesterday.

starrgirl's world said...

very nice, Lyn. You do well with "loose". Keep it up!

Linda said...

Fun! This is really beautiful, too! I look forward to seeing your approach...
:-)

laureline said...

This IS beautiful, Lin! When I saw Ronell's demonstration post, it occurred to me that I should do one, but then I thought--what, I draw and then I paint? There's no real method at work! Maybe I should ask Casey or Sue (both of whom have drawn with me recently) if they have any insight into how I could do this :D. I have, indeed, thought about showing the stages of the acrylic paintings I'm working on, but I'll wait til I hit my stride again!

janabouc said...

Yummy!

Robyn said...

It's a lovely idea sharing your approach, Lin, I'll look forward to the weekend.

I love this beautiful, loose rose.