Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vive La Rose...365 Days of Drawing

I don't know about you but I find roses either go really well or really bad. A bit like painting hands too.

Yesterday I painted one hand on my current portrait so fast and good, a hard pose too, while the other looked like a meat stew dumpling.

Same with this rose. Took me FOREVER last night, and I must confess I had to touch it up this morning. Roses have complex forms. One has to keep it simple.

So what is your bugaboo??? What do you find hard?

Drawing 5' x 6", white chalk and wash on paper

My french photo for the day: a beautiful old french evening purse awaits on outing on an old nightstand.


Shelley Wendland said...

Call me a sucker for flowers, but I LOVE this rose! Wonderful!

My bugaboo? Portraits!!!! LOL


Julie Hill said...

Johanna, this rose is just exquisite...simple but regal! Roses are VERY difficult...hands are impossible...but you, my friend, have mastered them both!

Marian Fortunati said...

Love this rose... Johanna!!

So delicate and nice...

Like Julie said... roses ... oh heck any flower... HARD... roses even more difficult!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Flowers really are quite hard I find...keeping it simple but saying enough...white flowers the absolute challenge of all in my humble op.