Dienstag, 27. Januar 2009

Rose Ghislaine de Féligonde

Rose Ghislaine de Féligonde
watercolor, 6x9 inch

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This Watercolor painting is of the Rose Ghislaine de Féligonde. A wonderful Rose. I got this Rosebush some years ago from my kids to Mother's Day and I so much love this Rose. It is amazing how the colours change, I can't get enough.
This small watercolor is painted on Reeves Watercolor board. And I can tell you that in my E-book will be a wonderful Rosestudy of this Rose. I am working on the final things in this E-book and hope to release it in some days.

I am also going to post a new figurative study on my other blog, maybe you want to have a look here ?

Sonntag, 18. Januar 2009

Heritage: David Austins Rose in watercolor and more Roses

Heritage, Original watercolor painting
size: 6x6 inch


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This is again one of David Austin's Roses: Heritage. This Rose is so beautiful with the delicate pink going into white.
Again I have painted only with transparent watercolor as I usually do.
For the warm pinks I used a touch of Alizarin Crimson and added also some Indian Yellow.
The shadows were painted with a mix of Phthalo Blue and Alizarin Crminson and for the cooler pinks I added some Permanent Rose. I used Crescent Watercolor board.

I already painted this Rose on coldpressed paper in size 5x7 inch some time ago. Here is a photo.

Heritage Rose, Original watercolor painting,
size: 5x7 inch


Beside that I was busy with a commission. A Lady who bought my 6x6 painting of the Rose Golden Celebration wanted to have a trio, which included also a pink and a red Rose.
Here is the result. All paintings are done on 340 Lb coldpressed watercolor paper. Since the first painting was done on this paper, I decided to go for all paintings with the same paper, so that the look is the same.

Pink, Yellow and Red Rose, Original watercolor paintings

And this Rose is Rose New Dawn, painted on Crescent Watercolor Board, size is 6x6.
I used the same colours as in the Heritage Rose, but added more of the Permanent Rose colour there.

Rose New Dawn, Original watercolor painting,
size: 6x6 inch


Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2009

Rose Queen Mother

Rose Queen Mother
watercolor, 9"x6"


This lovely pink Rose is named: Rose Queen Mother.
This Watercolor Painting was done on Reevers Watecolor board, size is 9"x6".

The Pinks are created with Permanent Rose mixed with Alizarin Crimson for the warm areas and Permanent Rose mixed with Phthalo Blue for the cool areas, favoring sometimes the Pink and sometimes the blue.
I also added here and there some of the Sap Green to the Rose, which I also used on the leaves.

The leaves were painted with Indian Yellow, Sap Green and Helio Turquoise and mixes of them.
Of course I also added some of the Rose colour.
For the darks in the background I did a mix of Sap Green, Helio Turquoise and Alizarin Crimson. This gives a very strong dark, especially with the Helio Turquoise in it.
Where the light circles are I did at first a light underwash of Aureolin and on other places some of Helio Turquoise. Then I painted with the background colour (on the top with some Sap green) over them and then washed the circles out. On other areas I painted around the circles. I then softened all the edges with a chisel brush, so that the background looks very soft.

Freitag, 2. Januar 2009

Happy New Year

I want to wish you all a wonderful, healthy and Happy New Year 2009.
Also it is time to say Thank you. It is wonderful to know that you enjoy my art.

In this post I have no new painting to show. I just posted a Dancing Rhodie on my regular blog, so the next Rose must wait a bit.
As you can see I am working on the design of my blog here and it really makes fun. I added a new background at the sides. The background design was created from two of my paintings.
I am also happy to tell you that the Major Rose study for my E-book is finished. This also means that the book will be soon available, but there is still some work to do on it. Only a bit of patience is needed.

I hope you all have had a great start in the New Year.

~~ See you soon.