Dried Roses – Composition

Having seven roses to work with, my next challenge has been to think about a composition. There were so many options. My technique  of creating a painting involves drawing the subject, then using tracing paper to create an ink line drawing. This technique is really useful for planning compositions.

The photograph below shows the penultimate composition:Image

I liked the centre rose facing forward, and having a rose on each side looking out the edge of the page. After that, I wanted to show the different aspects and views of the rose heads. The only view missing from the arrangement in the photograph is seeing the rose head directly from behind. I changed the final composition to incorporate this:Image

I knew I wasn’t satisfied with the stems. I think that the stems are one of the most important parts of this composition, I’ll make sure that I focus on these when it comes to putting the whole thing together.

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5 thoughts on “Dried Roses – Composition

    • Thank you! I have attempted a time-lapse only once. I only had an iphone app but it seemed to work OK! I think I need a tripod though, as sellotaping it to my upright lamp to keep it in one place wasn’t the easiest of solutions!! Any tips would be appreciated!

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