Today I have a page to share that I painted in my canvas paper art journal featuring a trio of what are suppose to be abstract white roses. I combined painting techniques learned from: David Jansen and Nancy Medina, two talented artists whose art work I admire.
Roses are supposedly one of the more challenging flowers to paint and I completely understand why! I wanted to throw in the towel more than once while painting this page because I was getting frustrated with myself. My hands were not moving the paintbrush the way I had it planned in my mind! I continuously remind myself that it's going to take A LOT of practice before I have a finished product to proudly hang on the wall.
The background was painted using acrylics including the metallic silver and the rest was painted using oils. I'm discovering that I prefer painting using oils. Since I'm just learning and I paint rather slowly, arylic paints dry rather quickly and oils take days. I've mixed retarders and extenders to the acrylics but the paint seems to get quite "tacky" making it challenging to work with.
I'm entering the painted page in the following challenges: