Saturday, 27 May 2017

Rose Challenge #8

Hello Friends,

I was struggling with the Donna Dewberry technique yesterday, so last night I did a few roses in my art journal as extra practice. I feel like I am just starting to get a handle on it. This daily practice is very important for me.

I left lots of blank space for writing my thoughts on this journal page layout.
Thanks for dropping by.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Friday, 26 May 2017

Rose Challenge #6 & #7

Hello Friends,

I watched (and re-watched several times) a Donna Dewberry tutorial today on painting cabbage roses. It took me a while to catch on to her techniques and I threw some of my own spin on the paintings as well, but I am quite pleased with how these two roses turned out.
The reason I did a 2nd painting is that I got fed up with the first and grabbed another piece of watercolor paper to start over. The 2nd painting is actually the first one I started off with. My attempt at Donna Dewberry's leaves was a flop so I just kept my leaves rather sketchy and loose.
The biggest difference between these two roses and the first five I did is that I did not sketch anything first.

Thanks for dropping by. I do appreciate the visit and your sweet comments bring a smile to my face.

hugs,
Teresa

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rose Challenge #5

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your dear compliments on the first four roses of my personal challenge. Would anyone else like to join me?

Here is #5, which I did this morning. I am making these small so they can go on cards and should work up fast. For today's rose, I used my Neo Colors II water soluble wax pastels. I did my initial drawing with the crayons directly on the page. Then I scribbled them on the tin case they come in and used my Pentel water brush to dissolve and apply them. I wanted the extra roses to sink into the background so I didn't do details.
Thanks for dropping in.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa