Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2008

David Austin’s Rose Golden Celebration in watercolor


This is a small version of the beautiful yellow David Austin Rose “Golden Celebration”. I have painted it in watercolor on 600 g (340 Lb) coldpressed Arches paper.

My Colours for the Rose were: Indian Yellow, Aureolin (for the cooler and lighter areas), Translucent Orange, Scarlet Red, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue.
On the leaves I used Sap Green, Indian Yellow, Helio Turquoise, Alizarin Crimson.
In the background I did at first washes of Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green and Helio Turquoise. I placed them side by side and let them flow. I then added a mix of Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green and Helio Turquoise, which gives you a really dark colour.

Mittwoch, 24. Dezember 2008

Merry Christmas with Eden Rose

I am wishing you all MERRY CHRISTMAS.

I hope you are all having a peaceful and happy time within your family.

Eden Rose (Pierre de Ronsard)

This Eden Rose (Pierre de Ronsard) is another watercolor painting.

Size is 12,8″x17,6″, painted on coldpressed Arches watercolor paper.

Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2008

Rose Amelita Renaissance

Rose Amelita Renaissance, 6"x6"

This is the Rose Amelita Renaissance. It is really a lovely rose with a beautiful colour. Not really pink, not really orange and not really red.
For the colours on this Rose I used translucent Orange, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Blue. I also added some of Sap Green at the base of the Rose.
The painting is done on 600 g (300 Lb) coldpressed Arches watercolor paper, unstretched.
While painting the Rose I tried to let the colours flow on the Rose instead of mixing them before on my palette.

Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2008

Another white Rose ...

This is No.2 of the White Christmas Rose.
It is painted again on 600 g (300 Lb) coldpressed Arches Watercolor paper and size is 6"x6" inch.


Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008

White Rose and E-book about watercolor


This white Rose is named "Weiße Weihnacht", translated : "White Christmas".
I thought this would fit perfect in the season and I had fun to paint it.
It is a small one, 6x6 inch (15x15 cm) and painted on 600 g (140 Lb) unstretched coldpressed watercolor paper.

I will not speak too much about this painting for now, because I am working on an E-book about watercolor painting. I have already done 2 full Step-by-Step-Demonstrations. One is about a Golden Magnolia and the other one is a fantastic wonderful Rose. And there is also a white-on-white Lesson (see Rose above) and I am sure there is much to see in this E-book.
I have done many many photos of so many steps while painting and try to explain all that what and why I am doing this and that.
I am not sure if this E-book will be finished still in December or maybe in January, because I want to make sure that it will be a really fantastic book with a lot of infos.
So if you have still any questions about watercolor painting please address them to me and I will see if I can add them with the answers of course into this book.

And I have done more greeting cards of my Roses. I am having now a complete set of 8 different Roses cards and I am having really fun creating them.

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