Friday, 2 April 2010

Rose Mania Begins!

Roses  Emerging from a Simple Application of brushstrokes and Pigment.

I have had several emails asking about my rose paintings along with one or two artists asking if I could suggest projects for their watercolour groups to begin working in a loose style. My technique has evolved over the years in a way that I see colour and try to capture subjects by the simplest method possible in  placing pigment on paper either on wet or dry sections.

The freedom of  expression from working with no initial pencil lines to restrict you is exhilarating.

The easiest subject of all to paint are roses in this style because they genuinely do seem to paint themselves once you have caught the knack of how to begin. So if you are eager to try painting without the use of a preliminary sketch  I am about to add an easy step by step of how to capture a rose in watercolour.

Have fun and please let me know if you find this project  interesting or successful to follow.

As a gentle lead in to  more complex subjects it's a great way to start painting in a loose style!

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6 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Thank you for all the tips you share! I think this looks like great fun!

kjellfrid said...

I think I must try....

a woman who is said...

I have started the project and I am anxious to learn more...
Thanks :)

Jean Haines ASWA said...

Hello Marie, you are welcome and believe me,this really is fantastic fun!

Jean Haines ASWA said...

Kjell I hope you do and I hope you have a wonderful time with this!

Jean Haines ASWA said...

I wish I knew your name but I will call you A very special " woman who is" because I know you love working with children and teaching them which is such a wonderful thing to do. I will add more and hopefully you can pass on some ideas to your classes too. Its a joy to meet you online and I wish you luck!