View Full Version : Howard's Rose

05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
Here's the rose I've been working on.....


5"x7" gallery-wrapped canvas.

A very special "thank you" to Idylbrush for letting me use his photo of this Peace Rose as my reference....and for "sharing" his garden with the QDC.


05-15-2009, 05:40 PM
It's looking great so far Dee... a bit more deepening of your shadows and darker values and you'll have it made.

that rose is just luscious!

05-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Looking very good. Like Kathy said a darker shadows will make the lucious colors pop.

Howard is a sweety for sharing his garden with us.

05-15-2009, 06:14 PM
This is lovely. I agree with the others on deeper shadows.

05-15-2009, 07:31 PM
I'll have to tweak it a bit....but the pic really came out more "washed out" than it really is. The painting IRL is much, much better. :o

One problem I had, at first, was the deepest shadows looking "dirty". But that was when I was trying to make more of a contrast than the grayscaled ref pic showed.

I need a better camera & set up for taking pics of paintings. :rolleyes:

05-15-2009, 07:38 PM
Can you make the pic smaller ? It's purdy big on my monitor and I bet it would look even better than it does right now.

05-15-2009, 08:05 PM
Really lovely Dee. One could spend a lifetime painting the things in Howard's garden, I've still got one I asked to use and will be awhile.. this is coming along "fine"! Love the water droplets!


05-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Very nice! Love the creamy quality of the rose, and the water drops!

Lady Carol
05-15-2009, 09:37 PM
The rose looks great. I would lose the background. It is competing.

05-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Gorgeous Dee, great job on the rose!! I think maybe a little more darks just behind the rose will realy make it pop out!
Love the pastel colors! Well done!

05-15-2009, 11:59 PM
Ah...one of Howard's roses....I have a large number I would love to paint one day...when that will be...I don't know. Wonderful job Dee!!!

Bright Eyes
05-16-2009, 01:52 AM
Oh this is so cool!

05-16-2009, 06:29 AM
Very nice so far! I bet it will turn out wonderfully:)

Kathrin G.
05-16-2009, 06:50 AM
love the colours and the water drops the most :clap:

05-16-2009, 09:10 AM
Beautiful. I love the modeling of the flower and bud.

05-16-2009, 09:43 AM

05-16-2009, 11:59 AM
This is just beautiful Dee!!!

05-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Thanks! Gonna darken the background & try to define the petals just a bit.

05-18-2009, 02:39 PM
Here's an update...signed, but that doesn't mean I won't tweak it more. :lol:


This painting is NOT photographing well! :mad:

05-18-2009, 04:20 PM
Beautiful Dee!! LOVE IT!!:clap:

05-18-2009, 04:23 PM
I have the worst time photographing reds, pinks and oranges... *hugs*

Beautiful work! I love how you've done the water droplets, too...

05-18-2009, 06:00 PM
This is so lovely Dee.
Well done
Who especial;ly likes the dew drops.

05-18-2009, 06:33 PM
Dee...since it is small....try scanning it....you might get better colors?

Kathrin G.
05-18-2009, 07:07 PM
I think you have a really lovely painting now. Well worth doing the extra bit :clap: great job :clap:

05-18-2009, 07:35 PM
Nice one Dee!

05-19-2009, 03:13 AM
Thanks y'all!

I did try scanning it...it wasn't any better. :( The colors came out more true to life, but the canvas texture showed up more...much more. :mad:

05-19-2009, 10:06 AM
ohhh this one looks like fun to do....You did a great job

05-19-2009, 01:10 PM

05-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Wow! I almost, really, smelled the scent of a rose upon seeing this. Well done!

chammi kaiser
05-20-2009, 03:24 AM
Beautiful Dee. Lovely delicate colours and the drops are perfect.