"8 x 8" on gallery canvas
PROFESSIONAL ACRYLIC PAINTING BY SEA DEAN
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|Triple Load Brush|
I realized that I had to apply strategy to attempt a rose in 15 strokes. I know many painters use double and triple loaded brushes and so I decided to give this a try. With oil painting a triple is loaded by repeated brushing over the same place on the palette to encourage the oils to mix on the mid zones, with acrylics this would produce flat, over-mixed paint, so as you see I used it fairly raw. I chose almost complimentaries violet and indian yellow. In afterthought I should have used a warmer lavender or lilac.
|White Rose VI - 7 Strokes and background|
Next, I went back with a smaller brush and added some warm darks and lights to give the petals shape. I was aiming for an expressionist or natural abstract look. A little edging and tidying up the background and I was done.
What I'm finding in this exercise is that every brushstroke must be placed with care. There is no time wasted with fussing and fiddling. I like each of these roses for their own special character. If I had to buy one, I wouldn't know which. Luckily they are all currently still available and I'm happy to work out a special price with you for the whole series including shipping.
The Series so far - Can be purchase as a set as long as they remain in stock. Can be shipped together. Please contact me.
|LEFT TO RIGHT - White Rose II - True Value - White Rose I - White Rose III|
Cat 14071 Rose IV