A study of the rose

A walk through an artistic obsession – the study of the rose. Time and patience are the main requirements, so this was a good one to pick up during the Christmas break.

I scrubbed back an earlier start of some lovely mop headed roses to give a base of mid tones. This worked really well so I thought others might like to see how the painting was built up.

I like the softer stage (about No 4) best as it is closest to the true colour of the roses. But as this is a study I wanted to glaze through with more colour and get a richer final tone.

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