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Friday, September 20, 2013

The Rose on Fabriano Continues ...

Here are the results of two W/W washes of dropped in color - quin. rose and aureolin.

I then went into the greens, a mixture of phthalo blue and quin. burnt orange.

 I did a second W/W wash with the same mixture.

At this stage, I can see that it will need a lot more of the dark green, as well as colors to intensify the rose petals. I worked on it a bit last night, but stopped when I found myself becoming impatient. I had a strong urge to mask the rose, and dump on the dark green.
I was hoping to finish yesterday, but thankfully checked my inner voice - the one saying "let's get it done NOW".  And as I am working for the next two days, I thought I would post the progress today.

Thank you for dropping by, and your comments are most welcome!

13 comments:

  1. It's lovely, Do you like the Fabriano? HP? CP? I've got some HP in Fabriano and I do like it. I usually use Arches Cp thou. Always so nice to see what you are painting.love,Diana

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  2. This is looking good. Always best to stop and not give in to impatience.

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  3. You have a nasty inner voice, Kathryn!!!! LOL
    These are SO beautiful! Gorgeous greens!!!

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  4. So beautiful , the rose starts popping :-)) Have a nice weekend. xx

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  5. Si ahora es preciosa, me imagino que terminada será increíble.

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  6. It is so delicate and lovely Kathryn. I really like the background as it is. Something about the shapes make it look like a blurry photo that is gorgeous. And don't you hate it when you add a dark background and then everything else feels like it needs another layer?! I sure do. ;)

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  7. It is beautiful and really stands forward from the background. Gorgeous! :0)

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  8. Your leaves leap out at me Kathryn and they are so realistic ... this is wonderful work! :)

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  9. i am astounded by your work! it's luminous!! such an incredible feeling of solid ethereal luminousity!! if that makes any sense. LOVE this!!

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  10. Hi Kathryn:) How beautiful. The leaves just shining! The background is perfectly with the rose. Very well done! xx

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  11. I am amazed at how this lovely rose stands out against the background. Its so dimensional and I just love it!

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  12. oh gosh!!! this painting gets my special word "spledorious"
    total amazing!
    love
    tweedles

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