Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes

 

I am always preaching to break down subjects into simple shapes when drawing

 

Seeing Double

 

 

The cocktail above and the flower below

were first drawn by shape, then colored with marker

 

Dedicated Drawing

 

 

I decided to try the same drawing by shape technique with watercolor,

not sketching first but simply applying shapes

 

 

 

 

My inspiration photo was this oil painting by Donna Munsch 

The drama of the lights and darks really appealed to me

 

 

 

 

Step 1: the lightest yellows

 

Step: 2, adding oranges

 

 

 

Step: 3, the lightest parts of the leaves and stem

 

 

 

 

Step 4:   Adding bright green

 

 

 

 

Step 5:  Darker greens

 

 

 

 

 

Next I began on the petals,

light washes of red and pink

 

 

 

 

Then more deeper reds and orange

 

 

 

And deeper reds are tucked in to finish

 

 

 

 

“Colorful Rose” 9″ x 12″ watercolor on 140 lb. cold pressed paper

 

Don’t be afraid to try something new and have fun!

 

 

 

Be Fearless!

 

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Comments
20 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes”
  1. I am loving all of your watercolor paintings, Jenna. The rose is gorgeous! Happy Friday my friend.

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  2. I’m always intrigued how you work from the middle out. I get the lights to darks but you have to be spot on with your distance perception to go as you do and I salute you!

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  3. Ricki Treleaven says:

    So pretty, and I love the colors!!! 😀 I use the paint by number technique a lot when I paint with oils.

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  4. This is a fun post. Deconstructing a subject with your sight, I think is the most useful tool for artwork, and really hard for some people who think basically in two-dimensions. Loving the tutorial that shows the curves and depth of the rose, not just the surfaces. Great POST! Sandi

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  5. lulu says:

    You always make painting look so easy. My results are never as successful.

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  6. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful, Jenna!! Love those colors. ❤️🌹

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  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love when you do step by step. It’s fun to see how the eye of an artist works at painting. Beautiful work Jenna……..Happy August.

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  8. Sheryl says:

    The rose is beautiful. You make it look so easy.

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  9. Mary says:

    Beautiful! ♥

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  10. Nancy says:

    I’m so excited to see your tutorials… and how you work so freely. Love this rose! Oh so pretty!
    Happy day to you my friend!

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