10 June 2018

roses are not easy!

. . . at least, not the old-fashioned red roses growing next to our back door. I’ve seen such lovely direct-watercolor renditions of roses posted in the #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 Facebook group, seemingly painted with ease with only a few brushstrokes. Mine, not so much.

Another challenge: getting a bright red color using perylene maroon and pyrrol orange! But I’m still having fun so it’s all good.


  1. Not easy, but lovely in your hand :-)
    I wish I could paint like this!

  2. Me too, Jana! It is lovely!!

  3. Thanks to you both, Jana and Dawn!
    This was one where I was Really missing my ink or pencil lines. Half-way through, I was so lost I almost gave up but adding the final darks caused the petals to make sense.

  4. I think it looks great. It is amazing what a few darks can accomplish!

    1. A lesson in not giving up until the dark accents are added!


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