Monday, January 24, 2011

pink


Roses are hard! Qiang Huang makes them look easy. I was fortunate to take a workshop with Qiang last February. The participants in the class wanted to watch him paint roses because he is the" very best". He makes it look effortless but even he struggles with it. He does not typically draw his still life's out but he does do a detailed sketch of a rose with a pencil on his canvas when painting them. He thinks about every stroke before he lays it on the canvas. I tried to do that but I mostly laid down the wrong stroke or color. Hard! I guess that is why his roses look so fresh and not overworked. He is an excellent artist and a great teacher. Would HIGHLY recommend his workshop.
This is painted on a 6 x 12 " linen canvas.
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12 comments:

  1. I think that you learned well from him, your roses are remarkable, with great lighting/shadow and beautiful color.

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  2. Carol but I think you laid some perfect strokes and this looks wonderful.

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  3. Beautiful, Carol, you learned well from Qiang. That was a great workshop.

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  4. Carol,
    I think you did a beautiful painting here. Very pretty, sweet and elegant. I love the way you painted the roses- I also like the composition on this.

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  5. Luscious pink in these roses! Just beautiful! I too enjoyed as workshop with Quang. He is nice person and a good instructor.

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  6. he IS good Carol, but you've made a lovely delicate painting here. I too have been painting roses the last couple of days and you're right, not only are they difficult, its even more difficult to put your own stamp on it. Well done

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  7. Je suis certaine en vous lisant que le cours vous a été très profitable et que vous avez pris beaucoup de plaisir à peindre ces roses qui me paraissent si légères... le travail de votre verre est également remarquable...
    Vous faites embaumer tout mon écran aujourd'hui... Bisous

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  8. I think these little buds are exquisite, Carol.

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  9. Beautiful and so filled with light! The roses look very fresh and I love the touches of turquoise in the glass.

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