Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bits and pieces

Here's a scanned image of my gray scale. It's blurred to knock down the paint strokes, making it easier to read levels in Photoshop. I was looking for RGB values as equal as possible for true neutrals. Most mixes were close; one needs to be cooled down.

Here's that same rose with more glazes. I'm playing with warm/cool relationships and form. What made a huge difference was simply softening edges of the flower's outside shape. It seemed to pull together foreground and background.


  1. The rose looks great. Still have not ventured into botanical illustration even though I have not done anything except just read all day long.

  2. Reading is good! Get you thinking, then comes the painting! :-)