Monday, January 14, 2013

Pink Petals

I like playing with light. Here are some of the steps along the way.
 Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD
 
I toned the panel with Cadmium Red and sketched in the petals.

I used a bit of mineral spirits on a paper towel to remove the red tone for the lightest highlights.

Then began adding the color beginning with the darks...

...and working toward the lights.


 


6 comments:

Angeli said...

Lovely, Brenda!

Fortu said...

I like it very much. Thanks for sharing!!!

Marla Karimipour said...

I love these flowers! And they look great all hung together... It makes me want to paint flowers again. Did you ever see my flower paintings? That takes me back.... www.mkarimipour.com

amy collins said...

Beautiful! What fun to see the progression!

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

love seeing the progress.... and how you remove the lightest lights first.... so very cool...thanks for sharing !! I'm gonna try it ! wow

Art Maine said...

You and Carol seem to be
painting variations on a theme
even if it wasn't intentional
and she painted hers a year later:
http://carolmarine.blogspot.com/2014/01/hot-for-you-rose.html
They're both great.