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Monday, September 1, 2014

Flowers, Vase of roses, Ann Hyde

You wouldn't believe how quickly I drew this, about 30 seconds,

but then I think that helps keep it loose.

The adding paint took a little longer, especially as I went over it

with stronger pigment before the first had dried (that way it blended).

The vase and the shadow were the same technique, although I let the paint

nearly dry (this is where I had to be careful and make sure the paint

I was adding on top was a thicker consistency than the first ....otherwise you 

get blooms!  ...oh, we're drawing FLOWERS, so

perhaps blooms are appropriate, lol.


  1. This is beautiful. Love the colors.

  2. I appreciate your tips regarding how to paint this lovely painting Ann!

  3. The loose look works perfect for this, Ann! Lovely!!

  4. Love the loose style. Beautiful, even the vase and background. And the fallen petal.

  5. Thanks everyone....I'm getting into this loose style these days. In fact someone online commented that I'm a loose woman, lol...well, why not aye :-)


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