View Full Version : WDE 05June09 - A Rose is still a rose is still a rose (hopefully MI)
06-06-2009, 07:25 PM
I knew I could only manage a pencil drawing so I thought the rose was my best bet because of the superb light and shadow in the ref photo. After more than 2 hours of tweedling and erasing, here's what I got. I dare say it looks a tad better IRL because it's easier to ignore the mis-shaded portions.
Approx. 5x6 on WC card.
Thanks for looking!
Ey, Beth! Thanks for hosting!
06-06-2009, 08:56 PM
06-06-2009, 09:24 PM
This is a beautiful drawing. Don't see a tad of "mis-shading" here. Excellent work.
06-06-2009, 09:25 PM
Hi Joel! I'm so glad you could come play! :clap: I love your rose, with it's delicate shading!! :)
06-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Joel...this is beautiful!!
06-07-2009, 01:09 AM
Thanks Susan, Beth, Paula and Linn. I manged to do another one, this one the barn in watercolor on a 6x9 WC paper. Feels good to use the brush again after such a long time.
06-07-2009, 02:01 AM
06-07-2009, 04:22 AM
Good work on both!:)
06-07-2009, 05:29 AM
I love your beautiful rose, those frilled edges on the petals are gorgeous. Love the barn as well
06-07-2009, 07:15 AM
The barn is great, Joel!!! I love that you included the beautiful Colorado sky. The day I took these pictures, the sun had just come out after 2 days of misty rain & I was sooooo happy!
You should not neglect your painting time, Joel! I know lawyers work crazy, long hours and you have young children, but this barn is really wonderful! Can you get that same feeling from doing anything else? I think not! :D
Thanks for participating this weekend, Joel! :)
Perfect shape and crop on your beautiful rose Joel, nice shadow too, love it.
Nice barn too. :)
06-07-2009, 11:38 AM
Wonderful job on both!
I guess you don't see many barns like that in your regular every day life ... either in Europe or at home ? :)
06-08-2009, 01:32 AM
A lovely rose :thumbsup:
06-08-2009, 01:56 AM
Loved the rose, but the barn is really great too!
06-08-2009, 03:34 AM
Yes Beth, the satisfaction we get from finishing any painting (bad or good) is proceless, and I am heeding your advise by at least coming up with one artwork per week. Just a little sacrifice by waking up earlier than everybody else on weekends!
Bot EP, we don't have many barns around here - at least not as nice looking as the one in the ref photo. I saw a lot of those when we drove from New York all the way up to Toronto, Canada many years ago.
06-08-2009, 05:19 AM
Lovely work, Joel. I agree about the satisfaction element!
06-08-2009, 09:00 AM
Good plan, Joel. That's how I do mine. I get up a little earlier than DH and paint. I usually quit when he gets up. It works really well for me. :p
06-08-2009, 12:03 PM
The rose is lovely...so well shaded!!! Nice job on the barn too!
06-09-2009, 07:39 AM
Wonderful rose, both good.
06-09-2009, 07:54 PM
I really like them both. Hope to see you keep up on at least the once a week thing and share with us.
06-11-2009, 08:29 AM
beautiful drawing and delightful WC on the barn
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