A beautiful group of Roses I painted during a cold winter in northern Arizona where I live!
I love the light filtering through the leaves and the soft glow of the shadows. This painting is one of the first of a series of roses. These roses have beautiful pink and reds in the sunlit area and soft blues and purples in the shadow area.
I paint in layers so I can develop subtle gradual color changes almost as if the light is shining up through the layers of watercolor. I painted this painting with 4 colors so I could create a harmonious balance between the petals of the roses, the deep greens of the background, and the light shining and filtering through the upper leaves.
I really wanted to have the effect of brilliant sunlight hitting the roses and the dark area of the lower left leaves really helped to bring out the delicate look of the petals in the bright sun.
I painted this painting on Arches 300# bright white 100% cotton archival paper. I absolutely never use fugitive fading colors. All the pigments I use are transparent, permanent watercolors. My colors are all professional watercolors chosen with the utmost care for permanence and brilliant colors. My painting will not fade with proper care! It will last a lifetime and beyond.
If this painting is sold, you can purchase a print or canvas wrap. My print service uses only the most permanent inks and archival paper and canvas.