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Third Rose exercise

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Photo Details:
Camera SAMSUNG SCH-I535
Exposure Time 1/30
F-Stop 2.6
ISO 100

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Watercolor Flower Bouquet taught by Mary Murphy

Paint a vibrant floral still life with essential skills that will transfer to every watercolor work you create!

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Category Painting
Subject Floral
Material Watercolor
Style Impressionist
ErnestoEckart on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 140 lb Strathmore paper and a $20.00 set of Reeves water color tubes. I start cheap to see if I can stick with something, so far, it is giving me a lot of pleasure and I find it very relaxing.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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I use the same photo I took at an arboretum to do a study in blue, red and finally here using a couple more colors. I haven't finished all the lessons but I am enjoying it immensely.

07/03/2014 Flag

Ernesto -- I'm so glad you're enjoying the class and your painting. You're off to a great start. I particularly like the way you've discovered the different shapes in the roses. Something to look at in other paintings is how big shapes interact with each other in a painting to lead the viewer's eye through it. You might enjoy some reading -- I think the following book is great: http://www.amazon.com/A-Painters-Guide-Design-Composition/dp/1581806434

07/07/2014 Flag