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chuas2
05-20-2013, 06:29 PM
On PastelMat, mostly Girault and pastel pencils.
C&C welcome.
Kris

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2013/208492-More-Pinkness.gif

Donna T
05-20-2013, 06:48 PM
It looks like you sculpted those rose petals in pink. Beautiful work - and the leaves and bud are just as nicely done!

chuas2
05-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Thank you Donna. Hopefully a little more balanced than my last rose. I sketched the photo and then put it away (Jackie!), and went from there.

Those leaves were a labor of love, I gotta admit!
Kris

pastel65
05-20-2013, 09:23 PM
This is wonderful. I was working on something today and realized I have very few pinks (among a ton of pastels). You inspired me to buy a few more pink colors. Pam

Tressa
05-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Kris...I LOVE pink! :thumbsup:
It is a lovely rose. Beautiful and delicate.

water girl
05-20-2013, 10:34 PM
Just beautiful, Kris. I love the softness, those petals just ripple ever so gently. Hmmmm. I need some pink too!

pastel lover
05-20-2013, 11:52 PM
This is beautiful, Kris. Delicate with just a touch of fiesty color near the center - wonderful. And those leaves are to die for. I am in awe 'cause leaves generally give me fits. Great job.

Tanja

Turpintine45
05-21-2013, 02:00 AM
Now that is perfect!

Pat71
05-21-2013, 02:43 AM
What a great painting. Nice colors and drawing. Perfect.

allydoodle
05-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Beautiful rose Kris. I love the warmth near the center, it gives such a wonderful glow. You're making me want to paint pink!

Dcam
05-21-2013, 10:34 AM
Well.....it's not blue, but I love it Kris.
This has a nice old world "botanical" feel to it, especially the way the stem is seated in the picture. Nice to see the flower stand alone sans vase.
Lovely rendering.
Derek

chuas2
05-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Thank you my friends!
Pam, and Karen, these are all Girault and Ludwig pinks. My favorite "feel" pastel is Girault, and Ludwig has some incomparable dusty rose, pink tinted cream colors, you just want to eat them!
Thank you Tressa and Jen!

Tanja, leaves usually torture me too, but I was determined to "draw what I saw," so I had some photos of leaves (not from the original photo) and tried to do just that. I was surprised at how many colors are in one leaf...in other words, they'll continue to torture me.

Pat71, thank you! I was actually proud of the drawing for this. I sketched it in from the photo but used my imagination to draw the petals.

Chris, now you need a new PINK set! :evil:

Ok, blue coming up Derek. Thank you for your comment! I have a gorgeous book, "Redoute Roses" that I was trying to emulate the feel of. I think I should do a bud or some writing off to the side, but I don't know what kind of rose this is. Maybe I'll call it "Rosaceae Derekolia" :lol: or "Rosa Chuamnocarpae."

This I think, is going to be an "In Memoriam" as my best friends just lost their beloved dog of 18 years, and mine is heading off to the big dog house in the sky any day now...sigh...my good luck continues.

John Palmer Fine Art
05-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Wow this is gorgeous Kris, I'm with Derek looks like the kind of study you see in The Royal Horticultural archives ....... excellent work!

chuas2
05-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Thanks John, much appreciated!
I ended up doing script at the bottom to try and make it more "Redoute." I think it looks more Burpee Seed Catalog now, but what the hey.
:lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2013/208492-Rosa_Script.jpg

sketchZ1ol
05-21-2013, 07:35 PM
hello
looks real good to me . :)

in a single word - articulate !

that may relate to my comment on another of your threads ...

the b/g works real well with this , and very clean !

Ed

chuas2
05-21-2013, 08:45 PM
The background is actually the paper, which is the pale grey PastelMat. I was thinking of doing a light ochre (of the same value). To give it that "drawing on old paper" look. Yes or no?

annette71
05-21-2013, 08:59 PM
Beautiful work!

Mettaphorica
05-23-2013, 11:17 PM
I just completed a rose in CP, where detail is easier to achieve, so I am amazed what you have achieved with pastel, it's lovely!

What is Jackie's suggestion about drawing from the photo and putting it away? Is this an okay exercise for relative newbies? I think I get that the idea is to use your artistic impressions rather than slavishly following a photo, and this way, make your own interpretation and develop style.


Your rose is well done, IMO.
cheers
Donna

toniov
05-24-2013, 02:20 AM
Beautiful !

Ditte3333
05-24-2013, 03:24 AM
Gorgious, Kris!:wave:

chuas2
05-24-2013, 10:54 AM
What is Jackie's suggestion about drawing from the photo and putting it away? Is this an okay exercise for relative newbies? I think I get that the idea is to use your artistic impressions rather than slavishly following a photo, and this way, make your own interpretation and develop style.


Many, many thanks, Annette, Alain, Ditte and Donna!

Donna, you've got the gist of Jackie's comment. I compare the theory to people driving their cars off bridges whilst following their car's navigation program instructions. In a former painting I drove off that proverbial cliff by adhering to rigorously to my photo, which was beautiful and swept me away (splash).
:lol:
Kris

artsask
05-24-2013, 11:09 AM
Very nice.

Trudi

Dedrian
05-24-2013, 10:11 PM
So lovely!!

crazywoman53
05-25-2013, 11:26 AM
This has a soft, clean, pure feeling to it... everything a rose should represent. Lovely work!

chuas2
05-25-2013, 11:48 AM
Thanks so very much Trudi, Dedrian and Christine!

This ended up being an "In Memoriam" painting and will be given to a friend (sigh....)
Kris

barriespapa
05-25-2013, 01:35 PM
beautiful pink rose Kris.
David