A Rose in Winter

Rose In Winter

Rose in Winter
Watercolor and Gauche
on matte mixed media paper.

Here is the rose I have been working on. The first close up of a bloom I have done in a long time. It is my favorite rose and I have been craving its scent. With any luck, I will be able to track down this antique variety and add it to my garden this summer. I especially love quarter blossoming roses and this one is very low maintenance. I will be missing toiling in the soil until the weather is warm again, till then I guess I can paint the flowers.

I tried painting on a new surface, a paper that was not made for watercolor and very smooth. I am going to have to play with the paper some more and see if it handles layers of translucent pigment as well as the opaqueness of white gauche. The only drawback to the gauche with such layering is it did not dissolve and reshape with later layers as well as I would like.

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2 Responses to A Rose in Winter

  1. Karla says:

    love it… especially how it moves and flows… beautiful! I paint but I would have no idea how to even begin such a painting… great job!

  2. Brenda says:

    Thank you so much! Nature did most of the work- I just did my best to copy it. 😀

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