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My First Rose

by Brian Ray
(Billings, Montana)

First Rose

First Rose

This was from our garden

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May 15, 2009
by: Veronique'

Absolutely Gorgeous! I've never seen a more beautiful rose! I'll start my first watercolor painting tomorrow and hope one day I can do something as beautiful as your rose! Thank you for sharing!

Apr 01, 2009
First Rose
by: Brain

Thank you for the comment and suggestions.
I printed your advice and it will be with me
The only way I know for someone to get better
is to take advice and use to the best of your ability. I have painted 15 pictures and hung them
all in order of completion.
You are special to help us all.

Thank you Brian

Mar 30, 2009

Nice job on this rose. I believe it is one of the most difficult flowers to paint. A couple of suggestions: dampen each petal with clear water, allow the paper to lose its shine, then drop in the color of the petal. When this loses its shine, you can drop another bit of paint in the shaded part of the petal. This will allow the color to flow and brush strokes will not be an issue. Rose petals are like velvet, and brush strokes make them look dry. Secondly, try not to use shadows that look gray or black in the crevices between petals. Good luck. You really did a nice job for a first effort.

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