Donnerstag, 26. März 2009

White Roses

Weiße Weihnacht IV, 6"x6" on 340 Lb coldpressed paper
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Weiße Weihnacht III, 6"x6" on 340 Lb coldpressed paper
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White Rose IV, 6"x6", stretched watercolor canvas
(ready to hang!)
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Dienstag, 17. März 2009

Yellow Rose - David Austins Rose Golden Celebration

Not for Sale

Here is another small Rose painting, which I started some time ago and finally finished it today.
It is again on stretched watercolor canvas and size is 6"x6".
The Rose is one of David Austins Roses: Rose Golden Celebration.

The yellows were created with Indian Yellow for the warm areas and Aureolin for the cool areas.
For the very warm areas inside the Rose I did a mix of Indian Yellow, Translucent Orange and Scarlet Lake.
Some of the shadows were created with a touch of green, blue and red.

Maybe you want to visit my other blog here, I have posted another woman study.

Sonntag, 1. März 2009

Roses - a bit different

NO title yet - watercolor, size 16"x16
copyright: Doris Joa

I thought I would do a Rose painting a bit different than usual and I liked working on this piece very much. I once again tried the stretched watercolor paper (canvas).
In the background I had to put a lot of water for my layers. And then the paper buckled on some places. When all is dry of course than it is flat again.
It seems that working with a lot of water and washes the paper doesn't stay flat.

But on the other side this painting looks fantastic in a frame. I already have a wonderful gold frame (which is especially for stretcher bars paintings) and it looks fantastic in it.

It is fantastic to be able to hang a painting immediately with or without frame.
I will continue to work on all surfaces which I can get. If this is only on paper or paper stretched on stretcher bars or Aquaboard or other Boards. I like to have the opportunity to try new things out.

Some other news:
I have sent one of my Rose paintings to the Society of Botanical Artists in UK. And I am happy that it was selected for the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition. This prestigious exhibition takes place at Westminster Central Hall, London from April 24th to May 3rd. I was not sure if this Rose painting would make it in, because it is no really botanical work. But I am happy that it is IN. Here is the painting:

Rose Ghislaine de Féligonde - watercolor, size 12"x16
copyright: Doris Joa

By the way: This painting is one of the full Step-by-Step-Demonstrations in my E-book.