Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rose Watercolor Continued...

Earlier I posted a WIP of a Rose watercolor I was working on.  I have received several comments from my watercolor mentors on Watercolor Workshop and am in the process of taking some of their advice.  Here is the next offering of my painting with some yellow added an additional rose bud (that was my idea) in the lower left hand corner and darker background around the left side of the rose.  Still not happy with the result, so my next step is to add more darks into the background surrounding the entire rose.  While they are not there (there is an extreme light coming from the left) I believe artistic license is needed to make this an acceptable painting.

I would love to hear what you all think.


  1. I'm not a painter, far from it, but I believe I can appreciate beauty.

    I think your plan of adding more dark to the background surrounding the rose would work just fine, and the result will be perfect. Even as it is now, the delicacy of the rose is breathtaking.

  2. Elise and Duta,

    WOW, thanks for the kind remarks. I suppose I tend to see all my mistakes and that keeps me wanting to improve my paintings. This one has been difficult since I really wanted to maintain the extreme light, but it just doesn't work. I'll post the final product, but I certainly appreciate your input.

  3. I think it's absolutely wonderful. If I were working on the painting, I would put a little more pigment into the shadows of the petals just to define it a wee bit more, rather than more dark shadows behind the flower. I think you have the background absolutely perfect right now. Just a teeny bit more depth in the flower itself, but just enough that you would hardly notice.

    It is an absolutely gorgeous painting, and I envy you your wonderful talent...! :-)