Monday, March 7, 2011
Roses... and Roses... and Roses...
A few weeks ago, I came across a photograph on Empty Nest Revolution. California Girl had done a post on Spirals and used a photo by her husband, professional photographer Cole Scott. His beautiful rose became an inspiration piece for my study of watercolor.
I did two versions and neither one even begins to portray the beauty of his photograph. I started out on a quest for the soft, delicate coral he had so beautifully captured. But, for the life of me, I could not stop myself from playing with the deep, garish colors I ended up with. It was a great lesson in creating some shape... and not. ;) Rolling the edges... sometimes the wrong direction...
My versions have some Pop Art, odd and harsh colors and shapes... but, I like them okay... because they are a part of my progression to an unknown place... I find that exciting. And, I learned some things.
After starting these, I found Wanda's Art Blog and decided to play along on the challenge of March to paint flowers! Thank you, Wanda!! Thank you, California Girl and Cole!
Check out http://archive.colescottphoto.com/!! Incredible photography!
My blog friend, Kim at Savvy Southern Style hosts a Wow Us Wednesday party at her place. She was kind enough to expand the party for those of us who are less enthusiastic about getting around to decorating! Come join us. She is open to recipes, knitting, crafts, decorating or anything you would like to share... and she is quite kind. =)