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Sonia
12-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Cross-posted in mixed media.

This started off as watercolour over acrylic matte medium. Then sprayed with water and followed up with acrylic ink. Finally tried to add some definition with gouache.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Dec-2006/17097-Yellow_roses_web.jpg

Perhaps a little too colourful?

artman42
12-30-2006, 01:00 PM
Very Nice colors, l like :)

artbyjune
01-01-2007, 12:10 PM
Beautiful. I like the roses and the background is wonderful.

Sonia
01-02-2007, 03:29 PM
Jim and June, thanks for commenting. One of my experiments with an accidental result that I can never be sure of repeating!!

meglyman
01-03-2007, 09:15 PM
Great work; the colors are fabulous!

Sonia
01-06-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks Meg - I enjoyed visiting your site.

Andi @ Cirrutopia
01-25-2007, 02:42 PM
This is one of my absolute favorite paintings I've seen on this board! Nice job!!!

Sonia
01-25-2007, 03:17 PM
Praise indeed, Andrea - many thanks. I enjoyed my visit to your site - that intro must have taken some time to set up!

Angel2007
02-09-2007, 11:03 PM
Wow them colors are so beautiful, keep up the nice work.

Sonia
02-13-2007, 12:13 PM
Thanks Angel - perhaps one of my better experiments!

Old Tex
02-13-2007, 01:52 PM
How many times have I decided to throw a little of this over that, or spray this or brush that or whatever, and come up with awful-looking mud!!
This is very nice. I tried my first gouache rose the other day and, well... I'm sticking to faces for awhile. It's beautiful, Sonia.

Sonia
02-13-2007, 03:47 PM
Yes Ralph - I get a lot of that awful mud stuff - it's usually quite a fluke when something experimental turns out OK for me.

You don't have to worry about your roses, those on your website are superb and I think the background/border really sets them off.

Glad you liked the ink-resist paintings - it's probably about time I did a couple more in that style. It's not really a "spontaneous" approach to picture-making, but even so the results are never quite predictable.