Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Romantic Dreamers Roses - Flower Paintings by Nancy Medina

Romantic Dreamer Roses
by Nancy Medina 
Oil on Archival Panel

Romantic Dreamer Roses is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio. I used transparent color to lay in the brightest pinks, and then color notes in opaques around the edges to push the jewel tones forward. I love creating clear glass vases on dark backgrounds, and pulling those dark color paths through the glass behind the vase. The last thing I paint is the clear glass vase, so I create the green stems beneath the roses as if the vase does not exist, then finish the vase in the last few steps of the painting.

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