Sunday, July 27, 2008

A rose is a Rose, is a rose

I have so been enjoying this class I'm taking. This is the first time I've ever done something like this so it's a whole new experience for me. And I'm having so much FUN!! And OMGosh learning a lot. Yesterday I played around with my crayons some more and tried my hand at a couple more roses.
Here is the first one I did the other day. Yeah I'm pleased with it. I was pleased that I did well getting the shadows and the contour of the petals by using the colors on the wheel. (Teacher said so) heehee The most important thing I learned I think is that a shadow isn't just grey or black....but it's the compliment to the main color.
I know I've always instinctively known what looks good to my eye but until I took this class I just didn't have a solid understanding of the color wheel and why it works. That wheel has always just been an inanimate object to me and (without any art training) my drawings or paintings would just come from somewhere inside and turn out like I wanted them to or not. If they worked then that was good....but if they didn't...I didn't know how to use the color wheel to make them come alive and be what I could see in my minds eye. I think I have a much better understanding now. least I'm starting to understand more.
Here's a couple more roses I made yesterday. I have an idea of what I want to do with them now.... just have to work on the details.


  1. Linda, I'm just in awe at what you're doing here. I can't wait to see how you work them into a project. All three roses are beautiful, but I'm partial to the yellow one. I'm pulling up a chair and grabbing a cuppa so I can watch how this progresses!

  2. Linda
    Love em, love em, love em!!
    Dee can have the yellow one - I want the violet!

  3. That's fine, Dee and Jacquie. I'll take the rose-colored one. They are so awesome, Linda. You and Dee inspire me to learn more about color.


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