A soft rose worked with shades from the Winsor & Newton Watercolour range
With St Valentines Day approaching I felt like a break to close my working session this afternoon so chose a rose as my subject to unwind from painting.
The main colour in this study is Alizarin Crimson used very softly and heavily diluted. I have also used Opera Rose to create soft shadows on the underside of the petals.
Cadmium Yellow worked away from the flower and with a touch of Cobalt Blue gave me my green for the sepals which I thoroughly enjoyed painting. Obviously the yellow and red/pink shades have created a warm glow when allowed to merge on paper to form the backdrop.
This really was so much fun to paint.
I have worked with Winsor & Newton products for years as they suit my style particularly when building up a painting in layers.