Another session today on Roosevelt Roses. I worked on the right center portion, and did some defintion work across both panels. I think I’m at a finishing point, and am going to put it aside to dry and varnish.
Detail view of right center:
I continued work on the Roosevelt roses today, starting by mixing up some yellow values. Last time I worked on this, I had shifted the dark parts of the background towards red. I added green, then mixed in transparent turquoise to make it darker.
I framed the latest pastel.
More work on this 2 panel pastel sketch.
These roses are from the Roosevelt Park rose garden. The park is circa WWI. There are are 2 Teddy Roosevelt sculptures at the southwest corner of the park.
Sketching out another 2 panel flower composition. This time exploring bright daylight as the background.
Not really getting the effect I’m looking for, it probably has to do with the nature of the pastels. I think the pink/blue/yellow color combination has potential.
I’ve put aside the oil painting Roosevelt Roses temporarily. I put a thin layer of transparent glaze over both canvases to unify and deepen the surfaces. Once dry, I’ll continue painting.
I spent more time than usual at my studio this weekend, due to the last Longmont Artwalk of the year yesterday. I greeted visitors from 4-8pm, and got some painting in between chats. I worked on the flower areas.
Today I concentrated on the background and leaves.
Continuing work on the roses panels.
Building up layers of paint, concentrating on the yellow roses. The background space needs attention, and I’ll focus on that in my next session.
I’ve re-arranged my studio a bit, and here’s the setup for this work.
I’m at work on a set of 20″ x 20″ stretched canvas panels. This is a continuation of the preliminary sketches I’ve posted recently. I think it’s beginning to look like ‘something’.
I used my studio time to clean up for tomorrow’s Longmont 2nd Friday art night. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by the Firehouse Art Center and visit the studios upstairs.
While cleaning, I came across this old watercolor or our beloved Cosmo, cast as Krypto, the DC super dog.