This will be my third painting of Roses. A friend of mine is so great at taking photos of her garden for me. This watercolor painting is a composite of some of her floribunda roses and leaves. I love how the lighting on the side of the roses makes the background sparkle! I really wanted a sense of depth and lightness in the roses. I love it when I feel like I have achieved the idea I had in my mind when starting a painting. Every painting for me has a feeling. This one just radiates joy! I love painting in watercolors. I love the way the colors glow through each layer and fill with light, like stained glass.
All my watercolor paintings are painted on Arches 300# cold-pressed, bright white watercolor paper. Arches paper is archival and acid-free. I use M. Graham and Winsor and Newton's professional watercolor paints. My colors are permanent and archival and will not fade or change color! I will never paint with fugitive colors no matter how beautiful or vibrant they are. It is important to me that my paintings will last a lifetime and beyond with the proper care and attention.