The subject is a dead rose that I've had since my birthday last year. It was originally white and formed part of a beautiful bouquet....a very special birthday gift! It always seems a shame that cut flowers fade so soon, so I kept a few and they live on the kitchen windowsill now.....as a keepsake and are just as appealing to the eye even in this decayed state.
|Detail of dead rose showing the venation pattern, the viens in the rose suit the vellum well!|
I applied a very light wash of raw umber and burnt sienna, with some gold ochere on the left side. first, then modelled the suface using the appropriate dry brush technique. I added the veins using a needlepoint brush which was from the The Brushman, David Jackson. Thank you David! wonderful brush.