Monday, October 22, 2007

A rose is a rose #2

This is my second drawing of the rose using latex house paint and a little acrylic paint. I was really unhappy with it initially and began to add more and more layers and eventually using a rubber stamp with house paint to add some texture and additional interest. It is done on 22" x 30" watercolor paper.

I love working with the house paint and have found that brands other than Benjamin Moore work very well. B Moore paints have raised their prices to be very, very expensive compared to other paints. I was lucky to find at my local hardware store some little sample bottles. I have no idea what they were for originally and I had the feeling the store's staff thought it a little weird that I was going to paint pictures with it. I recommend giving it a try with some left-over paint.
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5 comments:

Africantapestry said...

this looks great Kay! I love your warm colours and the sensual swirls of the petals. you did a great job with the houe paint...I've never even thought of trying it!
Ronell

Lin said...

oH kAY, HOW did I miss this?! It's fabulous!! I love the colors and the liveliness of it!

Bonny said...

What a great idea! I never heard of anyone using house paint before, either. The final piece looks fabulous and I love it!

Happy New Year!

Sandy said...

this is so beautiful!!!

sandy

Starr said...

This is stunning!