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.


Mary Jansen hat gesagt…

Doris, as I've said in the Art Colony...I'm just amazed at all the rose work you have done. Each one is stunning poetry in paint! I really appreciate your sharing the color pallette as this helps me to understand the colors on my screen better. I always like to know artists' favorite color combinationss too. Everyone seems to have their own! Keep up the great work!

Catherine hat gesagt…

Dear Doris, Thank you for visiting and commenting my blog. Your roses are beautiful in colour, details and poetry. I just love your work. I hope we will have the opportunity to stay in contact and often discuss together about art.

RomanticRoses@DorisJoa hat gesagt…

Thank you Mary, I am glad you like my roses.

Thank you Catherine for your visit. I am sure we will have the opportunity to stay in contact.

Flossie and Tom hat gesagt…

Your paintings are so beautiful - you are very talented.

I love roses too XX

We live near David Austin roses and I love to go there and just walk amongst them.


Patti hat gesagt…

Oh my, what a surpirse to get a comment all the way from Germany!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

Your paintings are just breathtaking Doris! I wish I had the talent to draw or paint but I have alot of fun creating collages.
Thanks again for stopping by and please come back often.

Will you be participating in my Valentines Day ATC swap? I would love to see an ATC created by you with roses.


Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! That was very sweet. I love your roses, they are all so stunning. It's nice that you talk about the colors you use. You are certainly talented!


Hello Doris
THANK YOU so much for taking time to visit my blog and for your kind comments. WOW your blog here and your beautiful rose paintings are fabulous. YOU are very talented lady.
I love roses also , nothing can compare to their beauty - your work has surely captured that. I hope you will come back often to my blogs for another visit, I feel very honored that you dropped by. I made a rose slide show - it is on my other blog if you ever care to view it.
Thanks again , I will add a link of your blog to mine, if thats okay.
have a great day -