'Rose Clair Renaissance'

Project Description

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! What type of piece is this? Painting 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. Is the piece for sale? Yes Name of website or online shop Doris Joa Link to website or online shop www.dorisjoa.com

What you will need

  • Watercolor

Q&A with Doris Joa

NancyLynne asked:
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)
Doris Joa answered: