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06-13-2002, 07:53 PM
This is a rose that I painted on cheap WC paper, 7 x 11. I know it's an odd size, but was just praticeing. I usually paint in oils or acrylics or colored pencil and pen & ink. I've been trying to learn watercolour for a long time on my own and getting a little crazy. Just seem to have a hard time working with it. And it's my favorite medium. At least when I'm looking at other peoples work.
Any suggestions would be great.
06-13-2002, 08:03 PM
Here it is I hope
Little Old Lady
06-13-2002, 08:52 PM
Looks very nice to me!
Nice color, depth and highlights on the rose.......needs a bit on the left for some balance.......
06-13-2002, 11:50 PM
You are certainly off to a good start. I agree with Al that it needs something on the left for balance.
Very soft. It looks very good to me. Eye
06-14-2002, 03:56 AM
You made a really good painting of a difficult flower. I would have darkened the leaves and added some on the left to make the background recede a little. I couldn't paint a rose like that for toffee!:D
PS we'd live to know your forename - we're a friendly lot at WC - like one big happy family!:)
06-14-2002, 05:52 PM
watercolor is HARD!!!!:crying:
You've picked a tough medium and done a good job!!!
This rose is very nice!!
Billy here alway says...."paint like a millionaire"...one of your frustrations may be your paper....have you tried any of the better papers?
agree, the rose is very nice, maybe you should add some darks
of different values close to the petals..... to make the rose
" stand out" more..... my suggestion...
06-14-2002, 06:26 PM
All of you are very kind, thank you. I have made some of those suggestions to the rose and will post as soon as I scan it. And I do agree that the quality of the paper does matter, I just hate messing up good paper on my experiments with the medium. I guess I'm just cheap lol.
Flowers are not my problem though, it's landscapes that I mostly have trouble with and really want to do. In oils or any other medium I don't have a problem, just watercolors.
Will post the changes soon.
06-14-2002, 08:03 PM
Watercolor is a difficult challenge but it is also enjoyable. I too did pastels, acrylic and some oil. but I have always been drawn to watercolors.
Landscapes can be challenging. My advice would be to mix your own greens. Try using black and yellow you might be surprised.
06-14-2002, 08:12 PM
Thanks for all of the help. I did put more dark on the left and posted it again, but i must have started a new post. That's the trouble with us newbie. Thank again, I am going to try a landscape this weekend.
06-15-2002, 09:17 AM
Nicely done - I think you will do well in watercolour :)
06-15-2002, 09:57 AM
I agree with everyone it is a wonderful piece of work. I also thought a bit of darkening in the background would help pop out the yellow even more.....yellow roses are my favorite.
What mt husband gives me every anniversary.
I hope you will continue with the watercolor you have a great start!!
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