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Old 04-01-2009, 01:50 PM
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Arrow The Plant Parade: April '09

The Plant Parade:April 2009

Quite simply, the project this month is to use red flowers and create a piece of artwork in whichever medium you wish, whatever style you wish.

I have tried to select flowers (all courtey of our 'resident photographer' Macdragon! ) which show the vast range of this primary colour from the yellow reds to the magentas.

Red can be quite a difficult colour to portray in paint. Easy enough to use the ready-mixed colours, but what about lightening it while avoiding pink? What about darkening it without making mud? How do we do highlights on red? How do we make some parts come forward and others retreat, when red is such a vibrant, in-your-face colour?

These then are the challenges this month!

Use any one or more of Mac's photos shown below: crop, enlarge, miniaturise, simplify, exaggerate ... whatever you wish, but make your main focus RED!

Reveal date for this project is 25thApril.

Above all - enjoy yourselves!


Cheers, Maureen

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