Yesteryear Roses Watercolor


Another rose attempt with a spiffy, colorful background in neutrals. To me, this has kind of an ‘old’ feel hence the name. No real plan here – just paint. There are so many talented artists among my WordPress friends – I hope I can be as good as you guys some day.

Feel free to leave comments/critiques and suggestions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Yesteryear Roses Watercolor

    • Hi Jodi, The background? Well, the flowers were painted first. Then I wet a large section of the paper with water using a fat juicy quill, loaded it up with colors. (burnt sienna, some kind of green – not sure – I think it was a mix of Olive Green & Hookers green, and burnt umber) I kinda flicked the brush to get a petal/swirl shape but it’s not too defined due to the amount of water. When dried, I did a touch up of the darker colors again. Then, after everything was dry, I made a wash of Indigo & Burnet Sienna and glazed the entire painting. I wanted it darker and give it an instant mood. Then I lifted the wash off of the roses using the same fat brush and also removed from the painting itself. Look under the first purple rose beneath it – you can see where I used my brush to lift for a little light. That’s it. I did something similar to the other background of the other flower painting (My Fair Rose) but the color was so light, it wasn’t that pronounced so I’ll have to darken it next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Wow! Very interesting. I learned so much just from your comment here! I never thought to completely glaze over a painting and then lift off certain areas! Awesome!

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