Roses for Mom
6x11My parents were visiting this past weekend. I painted these roses with my mom. She does mixed media and acrylic. She wanted to work on her roses so we did a little painting session. I did this painting with her watching to show her how I paint roses. I started with a drawing created from photos of roses. Wet into wet I put down the first wash of color. Dried with a blow dryer. Then I layered in the darks to start shaping the flowers. I mixed several reds (I love working with reds) and layered in quickly so not to lose my mom's attention. I layered in the green washes quickly. Last, I added the darks using red and green mixes. I put these mixes in the center of the roses and behind petals to pop them out.
My mom ended up working on leaves on her paper. She showed me how she paints leaves and vines as I watched. I am happy with the painting, loose and free, but, I am really happy that my mom and I painted together. I will have to post some of her work next time.
Have a great week.