Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“White and Yellow Roses” — in-progress painting by Paul Baldassini

“Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.”
 — Oscar Wilde

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This is a posting of a new work in-progress entitled “White and Yellow Roses.”  It is the 3rd painting in a series of botanical subjects, mainly flowers.  These roses are from the Elizabeth Rose Garden in West Hartford, CT.  Its a great place to visit and walk through, the grounds are covered with so many different and beautiful varieties of roses all neatly arranged and manicured.  This image was composited from a couple of different shots of the hundreds I've taken there.  As always, compositional tweaks, color and tone adjustments, shadow and highlight adjustments and cropping were done in Photoshop.

Presented here is the drawing and underpainting in-progress grisaille.  I'm using Raw Umber (Old Holland) to do the underpainting instead of my usual Quinacridone Magenta. I think it will work better for the overpainting colors in this work.  Size is 32.25 x 24 inches.

Paul Baldassini

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