acrylic, 6x6" Painted from life, alla prima
I have just discovered this forum and WOW! I have browsed for awhile, and I think there are so many wonderful painters/paintings here. I hope it's ok to hang out here some. I am self-taught, have been doing art for 5 or 6 years, but only sporadically. Have most recently made a commitment to paint regularly. Lately I've been painting some flowers, probably because it's the season. I'm not really trying to make them botanically correct (that would be way above my ability), just trying to make them look like some
thing! Trying to please myself with balance and color, and trying to learn how to paint light. I'm just finding my way around WC, just found this forum. I think those of you posting in here are AMAZING! I would love to comment on so many posts I've seen here, but some of them are older (i.e. not from this week), and I know it's not the greatest thing to bring an older thread forward.
Anyway, this is my first attempt at painting roses. I am happy enough with how they turned out, but the doing part I found extremely difficult. Is there a demo on painting roses in any opaque medium around here? The only demo I found on painting roses on WC was a watercolor demo, which was wonderful, but not going to help me with the acrylics, at least not the way I use them. I don't have much luck with my searches on WC, so I thought I would ask if anyone knows about a demo on roses.
I already posted this in Larry Seiler's thread on painting 120 paintings, but I saw in your guidelines it's ok to post here something that was posted on one other forum. I thought it would be good for me to meet and learn from some new people.
I should mention that the roses are in a pill bottle. I meant to put them in a nice vase, but I really liked the way the red and yellow looked with the blue of the pill bottle, so I decided to leave them in there and paint them that way.
Many thanks to you for looking at my thread and for having created such a feast for the eyes in this forum!
I am definitely open to suggestions on how to improve my paintings. I most likely will not change my little alla prima paintings, but I may repaint a similar image keeping the suggestions in mind.