Lately my art has been very colorful--I've been liking the bright ones lately as you can see. But sometimes I let the piece tell me what color it needs.
In the meantime, I'm always sketching faces just for fun, and I really liked her--
....so I took her out of my sketchbook and put her on a canvas. But she seemed to want a softer palette...so I went with the soft greens and pinks and roses----she had a romantic look to me..
So then I wanted to make a companion piece for her--my painted version of a rose--
I have problems with roses. I tried to copy the look of the roses that are on the sides (these are napkins collaged on), but forget it. It's okay--you get the idea that it's a rose, but it's not what I pictured in my head. Painted roses for me are one of those things that I have to practice, practice, practice at, and I know I could get better.
But I'm happy with the way these 2 compliment each other,
....and for now, I'm sticking with this color palette. Working on more right now.....