Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Roses and More Roses!!!!!

These paintings are a step into intuitive painting for me. I begin with the color areas for the flowers aiming to create an impression of that flower. I love roses and I can get a perfect image with a camera. In my painting, I'm looking for an impression; trying to show the joy and the complexity of this beautiful flower. After I develop the flowers, I begin to add the leaves and other greenery and marks to support the beauty of the flowers and add to the energy of the piece. I'm very happy with these pieces and so thankful to be able to create and share my artwork.
"Roses Three" • Original watercolor on hot press 100% cotton paper • 14" x 11"
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"Rose Dreams" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper • 11" x 15"
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Roses Singing

I've been working on lots of roses lately. Such cheerful, lively colors to offset the wintry outdoors. This is a watercolor. My goals for watercolor roses are to keep them fairly loose, suggest more than define and keep the colors bright and fresh. (and enjoy the process!) I love this piece and feel that I met my goals.
It's painting on 100% cotton archival paper and each edge has its' own deckle. The paper is a rough press paper which has lots of texture. It's also a very soft paper.
The photo shows the edges.
"Roses Singing" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton, handmade paper • 8" x 8"
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