View Full Version : WDE March 9 - thinking about spring horse, white rose

03-12-2012, 11:41 AM

Not sure if I like this or not.... 8 x 10 watercolor - 1 1/2 hours I think.


I just can't seem to pass a rose by..... 8 x 10 watercolor - 1 1/2 hours also. The hard part is trying to figure out what colors to use for a 'white' rose.

I do want to do the watering can and petunias.

Thank you, Kay for the great images and for hosting. :clap:

03-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Wow Bunny your horse is enjoying the lovely spring day! He's perfect! Your rose is nice too. For white flowers such as this I use every warm pale value of lavender, blue, and pink shades.

Valri Ary
03-12-2012, 11:59 AM
I agree with Kay on colors for a white rose...or you can use pale yellows and paler greens....
I think the horse is fab although the muscle in the neck reminds me of an eye...I can't take my eye off the horses 'neck eye'....you cover up the face of the horse and you will see what I mean! It's a double horse!!

03-12-2012, 01:40 PM
gorgous rose, I love the dappled horse against the pink BG

Charlie's Mum
03-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Both are lovely Bunny - horse is very statuesque:)

03-12-2012, 06:38 PM
Both are lovely, Bunny!

03-12-2012, 06:58 PM
Agree with Valri, a two-headed horse. Good color on both.
Lovely, soft rose.

03-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Great job on both. Rose is beautiful.

03-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Beautiful paintings , love the rose.

03-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Such lovely spring colours :) I hope you don't mind I edited the thread title to include WDE :)

03-13-2012, 06:35 AM
I like them both very much - nice pink BG in the horse - and similar in the rose - look good together.

Toshiko Tanimoto
03-13-2012, 08:08 AM
I like them both very much - nice pink BG in the horse - and similar in the rose - look good together.

I agree to Ros.Nice works!

03-13-2012, 04:56 PM
These are both well done. I like the background on the horse painting!

03-14-2012, 05:27 AM
What a gorgeous gentle old horse dozing on a balmy spring day and the background is beautiful. Beautiful rose as well.

Leya Lakshmanan
03-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Such lovely colours! I love that spring background for the horse!

03-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Both nice Bunny I like the rose

03-14-2012, 08:31 PM
I like both of these, Bunny.

03-14-2012, 10:29 PM
Bunny!!! these are awesome!! I love the horse, gray's are hard to paint!! Your rose is stellar too.. So delicately done.

03-15-2012, 08:23 AM
A fine job on both pieces, Bunny! A gray horse and a white rose...two challenging subjects for color but always educational to paint! :)

03-15-2012, 10:47 AM
thank you all for your comments! I wanted to post the sketches I did as well. I loved both of these poses. i did both of these very quickly. I did a quick pencil sketch first, which I wanted to try doing without but I was afraid. :eek: Watercolor on the woman and walnut ink/ink on the woman and children.


03-16-2012, 01:02 AM
Beautiful works of watercolor.
And, it is the work most attractive little sketch has been added.
I especially like the picture of Karen.

03-16-2012, 10:48 AM
Hey Bunny:wave: great shape to the horses head:clap: and i love the rose:envy: like your sketches too,dont be afraid of these poses go for it you might surprise yourself or it might take some time you never know until you try.