Saturday, February 16, 2013
Boy were the roses hard to paint! The one on the right came out best, in my opinion. I tried to remember my china painting days (never was very good at roses though), but they were quite a struggle.
Both of these pieces show how great it is to be able to use the opaque gouche. In the pink roses, I used the opaque white for the petal edges. And then I could glaze over it with the soft body acrylics. For the rabbit, I used the opaque gouache for the underpainting of the leaves and single roses after I was done with the rabbit. From there I detailed them with the soft body acrylics. It sure was a treat to not have to paint around everything!