Working in the style of Jean Haines part 3:
Old men & Roses
In the last part of the DVD that we watched last week, Jean explains how she paints roses. Although we all more or less agreed that her method does not bring out the 'sharpness' of a rose too well, we still loved the experiment and as you can see, it worked out fine! A good tip is actually to always use the colour of the flower in the foliage - and we added light by leaving parts white.
Another subject that Jean demonstrated, was how to - very wet- paint a quick and spontaneous portrait, using the background to bring it out. Ears turned out to be quite important, and background...
Constanza - ear and profile are spot on, using just a couple of drops of paint!
It was nice while it lasted, and we learned a lot from this way of working! I am sure some of us are going to incorporate more water and flowing in their paintings!