Friday, December 31, 2010

Red Gladiolus

Yesterday, despite a thick snow on the ground, I saw a bit of sunshine. Taking this opportunity of a good light, I held my pencil to make a sketch of a gladiolus from a birthday card I got from a relative. Then in a rush I played with it with watercolor. See what happened, the flower is recognizable but it can be seen that it is not seriously done. This is what I do when I have an immediate urge to use my paintbrushes.

Since today is the last day of 2010, this work is naturally my last for this year. MAY EVERYONE HAVE A FRUITFUL & MORE SUCCESSFUL 2011.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Single pink rose

Our weather today is dark and snowy with some little rain. I am already adapted to this European weather condition during winter season. As I look outside from my window, it seems that the road is slippery, a bit dangerous for driving. Now, to brighten a little bit the day, I posted the following pink rose. It was a painting project which I did a week ago. Rose is one of my favorite flowers, so expect in this blog more postings on roses.
The painting is much brighter in the original, perhaps the way I photographed made the difference. It is done in watercolor and the size is 30 x 40 cm.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lovely rose

I do small painting exercise regularly to improve my painting technique. The pink rose below is what I've done this week, in watercolor. For inspiration I used someone's photograph which I still have to check the real owner.