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Tell us a little more about your inspiration. In my own garden grows a beautiful rose. The name is 'Rose Clair Renaissance'. I love this peach apricot coloured rose, sometimes it is more white, sometimes also a bit of pink, I cannot get enough of this rose. I take so many photos of this rose each year and I painted this rose so many times, also in oil, but mostly always in watercolor. The watercolors allow me to paint this rose how I see it. This time I decided to paint only the inner beauty. It wasn't neccessary to paint the full rose, I think the inner shows it all. Hope you agree!
Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I use only high quality watercolor paints, like Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, M Graham and the Daniel Smith Colors. This time I used 140 Lb hot pressed Watercolor paper from Arches. I painted this rose with light layers to finally get the depth which I wanted. I needed many many layers and made sure that all the edges were very soft to underline the soft feminine look of this rose. I do not use a specific technique, only the common watercolor techniques, like wet on wet, wet on dry or dry on dry for the final touches. Often I add my colours to the dry paper but come immediately back with a moist brush and soften the edges. If I have to work on larger areas I then use wet on wet - it is nice to see the watercolors flowing and how the paints follow the water.