The paintings of Oklahoma artist, Ann Buckner Krug
Monday, August 30, 2010
Red Rose, Background Work
I worked on the background yesterday and this morning. Will have to look at the background a bit more because I think it needs more light on some of the leaves. Still have more work to do on the rose, establishing petal separations and more form. Below is a desaturated photo of the painting that more clearly shows the values. See what I mean about more light on the leaves?
As mentioned previously, this is a 1/4 sheet painting (11" x 15") but this photo shows it cropped in closer to the flower, approximately 8 1/2" x 11". I may increase the length by another inch to give it more of an elongated look.