Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rosebud in Window

I painted this for a Daily Paintworks Challenge. They gave us a black and white photo, and we had to create a color painting using the same values from that photo. I didn't follow the rules exactly, but I was still very pleased with the result and happy to be able to participate. I always start with a pretty detailed pencil drawing. That is the "bones" of the painting. For me, it's very important, because I paint such "loose" watercolors and I probably am a bit of a minimalist - I tend to consider a painting "finished" before most painters would. I just don't like to overwork a watercolor.
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