Saturday, August 24, 2013

Not a Rose of Sharon...This One is the Rose of Carol!

Back to the art of Still Life again this weekend. Time to give the street scene with Umbrella girl a break to dry.

This is a darling photo taken by a Facebook friend who offered me gracious permission to paint it.

Painting glass is a new one for me, but one I have wanted to work with for a while now.  The ripples in the bowl seem like they might be fun.  

Recently a group of fellow artist introduced me to some new shades of gray made by Gamblin, so what the heck...I will live on the wild side, or rather the gray side and give them a try.  Blocking in the bowl went better than expected. I hesitate to have a positive outlook because we all know how that usually ends up.

Getting the flower petals to the brilliant bright shades of orange and pink is going to be another issue.  

Progress is happening!  Petals and bowl and taking shape.

One of the problems I have is not being able to quit.  You have to know when to stop or you will over work the canvas and I am a pro at that.  If not careful, this will be a Mud Rose.  They make those don't they?  Probably not a big seller.

Feeling better about it, but one of my teachers always says, "To be a good gambler, you have to know when to get out of the Casino."  Is there such a thing as a good gambler?  Oh well, that is not his point.  The point is: LINDA put down the brush and walk I did.

Three days later I have finished this beauty and my thanks goes out to Carol Friesen for sharing her photo.

The Rose of Carol
8 x 8
Gallery Canvas