Friday, November 19, 2010

"Rose for Texas"

5¾ x 5¾"
 watercolor on mounted Arches Cold Press

I'm trying this Artboard mounted watercolor paper again which really soaks up the color.  It has a softness to it. It felt good to be working on paper again because you can layer it.  Seeing through the various layers gives a nice glazing affect.  I am very pleased with how I was able to make the tiny roses pop using the contrasting colors as well.  

Reference photo was taken on April 10.  These rose bushes were right at the end of the rose circular path over the higher wall.  They are small clusters of blooming tiny yellow roses.  The lusciousness of the blooming bush is a treat.  Zooming in on the details that creates that is what I love to do.

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