Lions Rose – Pink white Rose Painting in Watercolor

“Lions Rose”
Watercolor Painting on 140 Lb hotpressed Arches watercolor paper
size: 12″x13″ (30 cm x 34 cm)
© Doris Joa

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Lions Rose – Pink white Rose Painting in watercolor


I am starting the New Year with a new rose painting in watercolor. It is a portrait of the Lions Rose, which grows in my own garden. This rose is mostly white with a soft pink touch. I wanted to do the background differently this time – not always ending in too much darks. I also wanted to portrait the leaves in different greens. Some green leaves were painted with a mix of Aureolin Yellow and Sap Green, warmer leaves were painted with an underwash of Aureolin Yellow and then adding the next layer a mix of Translucent Orange and Sap Green. In other leaves I added Phthalo Blue to the Sap Green to make the green a bit cooler. A very nice dark green gives the mix of Translucent Orange and Phthalo Green – I just love this mix. The whites are all the whites of the paper. I did not use any Masking Fluid.

I am sure I am having some photos of how the painting was developing. I will search for them and post them in my next post.

All my watercolor paints using in this rose painting are from Schmincke and all are transparent colours.

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