I'm an artist in Alabama doing watercolors, and graphic arts on my computer. I hope you will follow my every day adventures with art! Join us at http://www.ciaswatercolorfriends.ning.com a social network dedicated to promoting the art of watercolor! Cecilia

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My Neighbor's Roses

I'm kind of pleased with this one. It was very hard to do. These roses were in my neighbor's garden, Mr. Prestridge, and he kindly allowed me to take lots of pictures of them.

In order to get these variegated roses, I blew up portions of the picture and printed them out on photo grade paper. The difference is amazing and everybody who paints from photos ought to try this.

Here it is, it's entitled, "My Neighbor's Roses".

Some more Roses

I was told by a student that this was another masterpiece, however, I am not totally pleased with it as of yet.

This one was a combo, by that I mean that I isolated 3 pictures of roses and combined them into a composition, and this is how it turned out as a painting.

Opinions please? Cia

Monday, September 10, 2007

Yellow Roses

My goodness, I got locked out of here for a little while. Geez.

Here's my latest painting, I finally decided to try some roses! I think I turned a huge corner with this one!

Here it is!

This is a full sheet on Arches 140 lb. cold press bright white paper. It was an absolute joy to paint too.