I love painting the same subject multiple times to study how different they turn out. I find it very interesting how using different painting surfaces will result in such a different look.
6 x 6 - oils on canvas panel
This first rose was painted on canvas panel, notice the coarser textured background.
For the rose I used combinations of alizarin crimson, transparent oxide red medium, permanent rose, burnt umber and white. The background was mixes of ultramarine blue, sap green and white. For the greens I used sap green, dioxide purple, indian yellow, cad yellow light, burnt umber and white.
6 x 6 - oils on panel
I think this is a softer look with the panel. I used the same colors that I did for the first painting with different color intensity mixes.
The only other difference in color here is that I scraped together what was left from the first painting of the rose and used it in the background of this painting mixed with my blues.
Artist Note: I used titanium white for these paintings, but found it hard to get the feel I wanted from the whites. I didn't have a white with a heavier body but I will paint this again with a thicker white to see if I get a better result. I think the umber in the first rose mixed with the alizarin gives me a deeper color to the rose and I liked that a lot.
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