Thursday, March 13, 2008

Watercolor challenges by Art by Erika


"Solo Rose" ACEO / 2.5x3.5 inches
Hello from the absentee! Here is my submission for "Life Springs" and Red Flower challenges HAHAHAHA! I know, I'm such a cheater! Spring is coming so sloooowly this year to Northwest Arkansas. My daffodils and other bulbs are like children stubbornly pulling their covers over them for a longer slumber. But this was based on my photos from my garden last spring before the last cold snap disrupted many happily blooming plants. I sure hope mother nature will be kinder this year as I did lose some well loved items.

Red? Well in my opinion this meant to be red rose is not a very good representation of the subject but it was hard to sacrifice "pretty" to achieve a more solid red. Perhaps I shouldn't have chosen a backlit subject. *rolls eyes*

5 comments:

Kathy Jurek said...

So is that what the red flower talk was all about? I knew I had missed something. Pretty, Erika!

Erika Nelson said...

It's the not red flower Kathy lol Where's yours? Where's yours? You have to talk about what how you used the colors :)

Theresa Bayer said...

That's really nice Erika! What red is that?

Erika Nelson said...

It's Permanent Rose, Win Red and Aliz Crimson - thanks T! :) SAy what did you use for yours?

Theresa Bayer said...

cad red med, I'm hooked on it plus alizarin