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'Rose Clair Renaissance'

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Floral
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
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What was your source for this piece? Other
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!

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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.

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Is the piece for sale? Yes
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Simplicity of the colors. Rendered with a juicy heat towards the center of the flower. I like the composition. I could see this as a large wall piece on a wall as a genuine focal peice. Enjoyable.

08/20/2014 Flag

You captured her essence

09/28/2014 Flag

I love all your watercolors, but I had to comment on this one because I've been photographing my Rose of Sharon, I have this NEED to either document and /or paint it all the time, but its WHITE! with a gorgeous burgundy center, its so hard to do it justice, I look at your florals and I remember keep the paper wet! SOFT ( sorry about the shouty capitals)

07/26/2015 Flag


07/27/2015 Flag

I wanted to comment but my reply as a mess. I will try it again: Thank you for loving my watercolors. I do hope you will paint your Rose of Sharon. Paint it very soft. Only soft edges will describe the femininity (is this the right word ? ) of the rose. Would love to see it. :)

07/27/2015 Flag

Perhaps you like perhaps not you inspired me to new works

09/18/2015 Flag