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| 16 September, 2013 13:11
I recently took a trip to Oregon where there is very likely a rose garden in every city. Heaven! It was a little late in the season, but there were still plenty of gorgeous roses! I took lots of photos and am seriously contemplating painting every single one of them. Perhaps create a series of roses. This is the first one:
As per usual, I'm working on the background first. I did not worry about drawing every single leaf and such that is visible in the photo. Thus, I'm painting them in as I go. I'm not looking for perfection or an exact copy of the photo, just keeping things fresh. The greenery should be nearly finished soon, and then I'll concentrate on the flower itself, a yellow rose that is just starting to blossom. I get excited though! You can see that I've already added a bit of yellow. The flower is my favorite part and sometimes I can't wait to add the color!