Monday, 3 August 2009

French Roses....

This was another painting done on my recent trip to France. White roses picked from the garden of the Gite where we stayed.

Starting from the centre of one rose I worked outwards developing each petal as I went, adding foliage along the way. By turning the rose in my hand I could get different views. I prefer to work this way with flowers rather than draw them first, they have a different kind of freedom with a more natural look.

They were actually white roses, but I decided to add colour to them, after all, white isn't always white.


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