Piano Rose

This paper was much easier to work on.  I was able to get much more layers with this paper.  I think I need to get a board that I can tape my work down to though.  I actually found that I liked using the blocks right on the paper more that I did on my other pieces.  I think having the stiffer brushes helped.  I was able to get rid of the grit normally left over.  They are a soft synthetic, but they’re still stiffer than my natural hair watercolor brushes.

Since I play the piano I enjoyed painting this piece.  I actually love the black keys in this painting, which is funny since they’re not really perfect, but for some reason, they’re my favorite part of this painting.

This piece is now available here and the full slowed down version of the video is available here.

Piano Rose (c)
9×12 inktense on Fabriano Artistico soft press 300lbs watercolor paper.


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The Yellow Rose

This little 5×5 piece was a result of making one of my papers smaller.  I didn’t want to waste paper, so I decided to do a small painting, but what to paint on it.  I figured a single flower would be the best solution, and it was nice practice in getting all the variations of yellow.  The secret … It’s actually not all yellow.  There’s some orange too.  I also had to use a brownish yellow.  So many layers and colors for just this 5×5 piece.  Of course there are parts of it that I don’t like.  I’m an artist.  It’s just one of the things that happens.  Never being completely satisfied with it.  Oh well.

So, lesson of the day, when you think something is just one color, think again.  I used variations and mixtures of different yellows, browns, oranges, and reds, and that was just for the flower on a 5×5 piece of paper.

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Yellow Rose