Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I took a photo of this rose recently; I think it's one of those more wild roses rather than a hybrid. I wanted to play around with painting one petal/area at a time and not painting an adjoining area until the first is dry. I used lots of different reds, from an orange-y one to a deep magenta, along with cobalt blue and some gold. The background is the same colors but with darker, ultramarine blue, added.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


This is so watercolory, it just is a perfect rose. I like that you painted the petals separately, I think it adds to the realism better than defining the individual petals negatively from the blobs of underpainting. You can still get the wet-in-wet look on each petal. Very nice....Susan

Anonymous said...

I like the way you painted the light bathing the rose- lovely

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