Blue Rose by Riana van Staden
wonderful painting, the colours are great and so is the rich texture, I love it.
Tony Blacetti
over 2 years ago
Beautiful light and shadow, with great cohesive palette.
over 2 years
blue is my favorite color, so I love this!
over 2 years
Love the texture and colour .. Bev
over 2 years
Great art piece luvit congratz Riana
over 2 years
Violets and bluuuues!I agree .. beautifully done!
over 2 years
Lovely blue rose, love the light to darks, really an unusual painting and I just love the solitude of this, wonderful, wonderful !~!~!~
over 2 years
Excellent the shades of blue.
over 2 years
what a wonderful piece!!
over 2 years
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Artist Statement
for Riana van Staden
Riana van StadenI work mostly in oil and some paintings in acrylics. My trademark is variety. I paint subjects ranging from realistic landscapes, seascapes and portraits to anything else I see and inspire me. I need variation and cannot paint the same thing over and over.

I am a photographer, some paintings are done from reference material, others just happen.
What is your trick for getting likenesses when doing portraits. Anything that I can glean from you expert portraitists would be very beneficial?
Your painting is full of joy and made me smile. Getting a good likeness can be tricky. Do you do a pencil drawing first? If you do, you can break the canvas... view answer
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