The paintings of Oklahoma artist, Ann Buckner Krug
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Practice is always a good thing and when one has a desire to learn how to paint roses and other flowers, practice is necessary. One of the things about painting red roses is that red is a rather dark value so leaving whites is important in getting a good value structure to create form. It is not only the value but how the form is painted that is important - this is where brushwork is so important so as not to create a static or lifeless looking flower. One of these days, I will surprise myself and paint a rose that captures the essence rather than just form or structure.