Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Rose


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.

2 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Jane,

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

Playfulart said...

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


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