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Dotted
05-24-2005, 12:30 AM
Here is it. My first in progress. I guess I just wanted sugestions and advice as I go along. First thing I know I need to change is those ferns in the lower right hand corner. Way too small. I was hoping to mess with it today but didn't have time. let me know what you think. thanks,

Dotted
05-27-2005, 10:47 PM
re posting my images.
Original...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2005/62317-DSC04543wiprose.jpg

My Painting.....
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2005/62317-DSC04539wip1.jpg

Gilberte
05-28-2005, 03:41 AM
Looking very good. I'd blend the background, not too much detail. Let the rose do its work.
Good luck :)

ElizabethAnne
05-28-2005, 01:09 PM
I saw your post in the Daily Wash and had a hard time figuring out how to find this! I looked and looked in the Watercolor Gallery and thought it had been lost when the servers crashed!

You are doing great and are so very brave to put it up in the Open Forum. Be sure to post it in the Watercolor Gallery when you finish.

Being new myself, I can't offer any advice to you except keep going and enjoy the process. :)

ElizabethAnne

Nitsa
05-31-2005, 09:32 PM
Hi dotted. Your rose is coming along wonderfully, I agree with Gilberte about the background.
What paper/surface are you working on and which paints are you using?

Dotted
06-03-2005, 12:43 AM
Hi dotted. Your rose is coming along wonderfully, I agree with Gilberte about the background.
What paper/surface are you working on and which paints are you using?
Don't laugh, I'm using "Academie Watercolor Pad" by Mead. It tell's me what size it is but not the weight.
And Louvre watercolurs. 12 in the set by Lefranc & Bourgeois.
Where I am at I don't have much access to suplies unless I know someone who is coming down from the states to bring me stuff. Which will be soon actually. I am currently working on the background again. when I have time! thank-you for your encouragement and help.

Gilberte- I apreciate the help. thank-you

ElizabethAnne, thank-you for taking the time to look! :)

Dotted
06-05-2005, 04:24 PM
Here is some more work done on it. How does the background look? what do I need help with? thanks in advance
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip2.jpg
the pic is a little more intense in color than mine

Dotted
06-07-2005, 12:29 AM
I've gotten a little further. I could really use some advice. I'm finding the center really hard to do!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip3.jpg

Dotted
06-10-2005, 11:17 AM
I'm not able to paint everyday so I haven't been able to post frequently but I am still working on it.

Dotted
06-13-2005, 05:21 PM
Well, I had to quit working on my painting. I tried working with the background some more and the paper is falling apart. I've learned a lot from this. Thank-you Nitsa, Gilberte and ElizabethAnne for your advice and encouragement. I'm going to work on a few tecniques before I start another one. And get thicker paper. :)

vasilkadifeli
06-15-2005, 01:05 AM
Hi Gringa :) I like your rose, I cannot paint roses also, but IMHO a darker background (may be some deep blue green) would make it more beautiful and your rose will pop up more...

Laurie2
06-15-2005, 03:13 AM
Hi gringa...It seemed to me you were on the right track....the centre of the rose was beginning to happen....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip3.jpg

Dotted
06-15-2005, 04:46 PM
Ok, I've been inspired. thank-you. I'm going to try the deep blue green and finish the details on the center and on the rest of the flower. I was frustrated bcause I knew it wasn't finished but didn't know for sure what I could do to fix it that and the paper is comming off when I tried to lighten the background. . Thanks again. -Deliegha

Laurie2
06-15-2005, 06:20 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip3.jpg[/QUOTE]

That's the right attitude....and if the paper falls apart with this one....try again ...you have made a good start and no doubt learned a lot in the process...will be waiting for more from you :) :wave:

P.S. There was a tip in the May Class - Landscapes for smoothing paper that had been overworked...if your paper is not too lightweight it may help you...something abouty fine sandpaper and brown paper bags....check out the May Class <B>Homework</B> thread for more details :)

Dotted
06-15-2005, 09:46 PM
Laurie, Thanks for the encouragement.
Well, my paper is thin and it's way beyond the help of paperbags or sandpaper. But thank-you. I just about put a hole in it :eek:


I worked on it today and here is the results.
Any sugestions? What do you think?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip4.gif

Dotted
06-15-2005, 10:42 PM
sorry the contrast is a bit heavy. Let me try again....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip4c.jpg

Laurie2
06-16-2005, 02:18 AM
:eek: Oh Dear.......what can I say...are those cracks in the paper or did you go for a mosiac background? Shall we call this one quits and start on rose #2...:)
Now don't get upset....patting shoulder gently........You made a valiant attempt to salvage your first rose and now it's time to move on...carrying the lessons you learned with you....Sheesh I sound like a school marm but I mean well :)
Post your next WIP in the Gallery so we can follow your progress...save this one to <B>Show and Tell </B> in 12 months time when you will be surprised at how you have progressed. Don't lose heart Deliegha :wave:

Laurie2
06-16-2005, 02:21 AM
sorry the contrast is a bit heavy. Let me try again....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2005/62317-rosewip4c.jpg


Oh that looks better....:)...but as I said before...time to move on...I'll be watching in the Gallery for you :)

Dotted
06-16-2005, 05:03 PM
Yes, my paper is pretty thin. Next time I'll have heavier paper. I can't believe how much i've learned already. What Not to do, haha! And what I'd do different next time. Yet I know I have a lot more yet to learn! I'll be gone for a week so I won't have anything up for awhile. Thank-you for your help and encouragement. I'll do some sketching while I'm gone so maybe I"ll have something to paint when I get back. Thanks again!

vasilkadifeli
06-17-2005, 01:37 AM
Deliegha, I think it is much better now with the darker background... is that a watercolors paper ? if it is thin it will certainly buckle but how did these cracks form :confused:

Dotted
06-17-2005, 02:27 PM
Um, the cracks came from wear I think. i really worked the paper a lot. Y'know being a newbie and all and not knowing what I am doing :o . The more the paper got wet the more it buckled. Then it wouldn't dry flat. The Paper is "watercolor Pad by Mead" The first stuff I picked up from the office suply store. It's probably not made for taking abuse. This was before I found the painting store here in town that has heavier watercolor paper.

meganj
09-21-2005, 05:35 PM
Well, maybe it isn't supposed to buckle like that, but I like the added texture in the background. Good job! I think our first stabs at something new are the hardest so here is some applause for taking that step!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Megan