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Rod
06-17-2001, 03:59 AM
Hi Gang,
The Rangiora Art Society had another painting day with a tutor ,the theme was flowers. Our tutor was Svetlana Orinko. It was a great day, a brilliant demonstration and plenty of advice and help. Here is my effort for the day,
Rod
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Ruth
06-17-2001, 01:02 PM
Wow!!:eek: Rod, that is gorgeous, look at the light shining through the petals! Did you have a real flower or was it from a photo? Did you take step-by-step pics?

Ruth

taghera
06-17-2001, 04:31 PM
Great work as usual Rod, well done.

Kandiman
06-17-2001, 07:05 PM
This is absolutely stunning, Rod! It looks like I could just pluck it right off the screen!
Will flowers be your next fabulous lesson for us? :D

billyg
06-17-2001, 08:39 PM
Hi Rod,
Great job, Heaps of flowers around the garden city for people to marvel at.:cool:
Happy painting.
Billyg :D :D :D :D

Rod
06-17-2001, 09:15 PM
Thanks all for your comments, :)

Ruth, yes I did take a few, will see if I can post them later.

Hugh, thanks for your comments

Kandiman, good idea I'll try to do a lesson on flowers

Billy, yes , garden city here, tonnes of flowers

Sandi, Thanks for your thumbs up

Rod

literal
06-17-2001, 09:29 PM
Rod, I think everyone else has said it but I feel compelled to add my own "stupendously good" to the list.

Mark

MissMouse
06-17-2001, 11:26 PM
Beautiful !

Rod
06-18-2001, 03:36 AM
I found a couple of photo's I took during the day. As you will see we first drew the flower marking the highlights where the light shone through the leaves.
Then wetted the whole paper except for these areas. Dropped all the colours in and left to dry. Rewetted and added flower shadows, dried. Rewetted and added darks.
The whole process was continued like this,
Rod

Studio224
06-18-2001, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by Rod
I found a couple of photo's I took during the day. As you will see we first drew the flower marking the highlights where the light shone through the leaves.
Then wetted the whole paper except for these areas. Dropped all the colours in and left to dry. Rewetted and added flower shadows, dried. Rewetted and added darks.
The whole process was continued like this,
Rod

Now that's an interesting process!
You flower is gorgeous but doesn't look like your usual style at all!

Will we see a new Rod? ;)

Anne-Claire

Rod
06-18-2001, 07:01 AM
You never know, its great to look and explore new ways and ideas.
That will never stop, we always strive to improve,
Rod

Studio224
06-18-2001, 11:56 AM
Anyway Rod, this process of layering and wet on wet has managed to introduce a lot of light in this painting.

Although watercolor is spontaneous because we don't always control what's going on the paper (water and pigment mixing), i think more and more of watercolor as a cerebral art, where you have to plan very carefully to do something that looks spontaneous.

Anne-Claire

VictoriaS
06-18-2001, 12:18 PM
At first glance I thought this was a beautiful photograph. Excellent, Rod!

Victoria