“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth part 2

Here is part two of my roses so far.

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In my next step, I’ve gone ahead and filled in some major shadow shapes.  Keep in mind that *white* roses (or cream here,) are very, very light.  Their darkest form shadows, which is the shadow on the rose itself caused by the light being turned around the rose, is never going to be as dark as the form shadow on the much, much darker stem or leaf.  Because white is inherently a higher value than rich greens, it is impossible to think that if an object is white and laying in the same light as the green, unless painting deliberately chiaroscuro, it will get as dark as the green will.

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This is what I’m working on now, starting to really start to detail out the flower itself.  Each rose takes almost as long as a small portrait to me, because of each shadow plane and light plane.  It’s very interesting work!  I love to think about the edges and how they might guide my viewers eye around the rose itself, keeping in mind how that rose’s light and dark will relate to the others.

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That’s all for now, until I paint some more on this!

Thanks for reading.

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