21 June 2007

And another one...


Yes, it's another rose! I think tomorrow I'll have to try something different. Like a yellow rose, perhaps. :) Again, this is on a 1/4 imperial sheet of Bockingford NOT.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Your roses with the loose style are really beautiful. Changing colors may be one way to keep them interesting for you, and I'll accept any color you choose.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful - I love your loose way of working in watercolor.

Africantapestry said...

I love this one too..especailly the way you left the rights side of the rose almost totally white paper. It gives such a nice light feel to your painting and I delight in letting my imagination taking it further...Lovely rose.
Ronell

Teri C said...

This gorgeous rose borders on being mystical. I love them!

hfm said...

Like an eye as the roses have sometimes.

hfm
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Anonymous said...

Dave, would you please explain how you go about doing these wonderful loose flowers there so pretty.
Thank you
Linda

Anita said...

Dave - the roses are lovely - very soft and billowy.

Dave said...

Thank you for your very kind comments!

Linda You can get an excellent demonstration of how to produce loose roses in the June magazine at the Watercolour Haven: http://www.watercolourhaven.com (you'll have to register to see the content). But briefly, the method I use is swoosh circles of water on the paper, then drop in dilute alizarin crimson, then put in some pale greens in the background. Then let everything dry and look to see where you need some darks both in the rose and the background.

Robyn said...

Keep 'em coming, Dave, they are beautiful. How about a whole mass of roses- they would work wonderfully in this style.

Serena said...

Dave, this one is OH so pretty! LOVE it!