Monday, February 28, 2011

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Rose Acrylic

Study of a Rose

by Valerie Jones (2011)

My goodness, it has been quite a while since I posted anything.  While my readers have been busily writing and keeping the world up to date with their lives, I have been playing nursemaid, mother, wife, and the many other hats I wear.

I did this painting today at work for a group of painters.  I showed them what a painting will do when you add just a little more darks and lights to the mid-tones.  And I showed them what a painting looks like when you mix your own darks and not use black.  For some reason, they love black.  I do not use black.  I mixed red and green with a little blue to get the darks on the rose.  I added a little more blue to the dark color to get the darks on the green background.

This painting will be donated to our local United Way chapter for their awards ceremony in May.  I work for Elder Care and the art department has been asked to paint 25 paintings to be put on plaques for the award ceremony.  We did this last year and it was a success!