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Painting Roses without painting each petal, I drew the roses in pencil until I understood their shapes.
Then I worked out my composition , with a value plan , Planned my colors to suit me, not what is in front of me , I often work from black and white photographs for just this reason . Once these are chosen I am ready to paint .
I didn’t not put all of my drawing onto my paper just a few shapes , but I had my pencil drawing to refer to as I needed to , I do not rely on my photograph , or rose , once I have my composition ,
and colors chosen , I no longer need the reference , in fact it would detract from my plan , I am not going to paint to resemble the photograph , or subject , just use the information they have given me to create a painting.
The colors chosen this time were Red Purple , Indian Yellow ,and Indigo , not a bright palette , but I liked the balance this time , I like to choose different color combinations so the color choices do not become predictable.