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04-14-2013, 03:07 PM
This is a small, pure watercolor which I started for the February watermedia forum challenge. Rose reference from RIL by Skappy and I lost my mind & added the butterfly. Got interrupted (as seems to happen more & more often lately) and just got back to it. I am sure that after letting it rest a few days, I will decide that it needs many more touch ups, but... approx 8x10 on 140# Arches.


04-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Just lovely, very well done!


Vivien Maloney
04-16-2013, 03:31 PM

04-16-2013, 07:44 PM
Elaine & Viv, thank you for your encouraging comments.

04-20-2013, 06:19 PM
Taking into consideration some of the good advice & suggestions from my watercolor forum friends, I have added more shading and details in some areas on this. I am always hesitant to add/delete too much since my usual result is a totally over-worked and muddy piece, but....
Hope these touches have helped rather than harmed here. Thanks to you all for making me feel at home here. :heart:


04-21-2013, 07:42 PM
Linettalee this is beautiful and has such sensitive colours.
I really like the main focus but am awed by your leaves as you seem to have patches of translucency which is very hard to achieve.
Is he a moth? Unusual cool colours and no clubbed antennae. He's intriguing!

04-21-2013, 10:29 PM
Lovely rose.

04-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Margaretta & Colin, thank you for taking a peek at my latest work. It is very special when someone takes a moment to leave a comment and I appreciate that so much. This was fun to finish up once I got back to it, and I am happy that I finally did.