Passing the wild roses

flowersA good day, an a la prima day of painting wild roses and establishing a landscape for the Fool to pass through. This was quite enjoyable and has set the foundation for the way that the composition will follow from here on, with detail and prettiness surrounding the traveling man. Having established these flowers with loose white and very pale browns, with a touch of Naples yellow in the centre of the mass of petals, I used a lighter green to sketch in leafy shapes, then scraped some Prussian blue patchily here and there between the leaves and petals. I’ll need to tighten up the drawing in the foreground, while leaving the middle and background loose.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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