Here is the rose I painted during the livestream session today (and what could be nicer than painting on a rainy summer day?) :
It isn’t bad, but if I showed you Jay Lee’s rose that I was copying, you’d see why I wasn’t happy with this. I see what he did. I just didn’t do it. I was trying to paint what he painted as he painted it, and I couldn’t keep up… So afterwards, I pulled up my own reference photo, and came up with this:
Still not perfect, but I do think it is better than it would have been in early 2017. So I will keep moving!!