Arroyo Rose – Daily Painting

“Arroyo Rose” – 9 x 12 Raffine paper – plein aire

After I painted the Casita garden and the sun became too strong to continue … I moved to a shadier area and saw this rose coming over a wall. Some of the petals were backlit, which posed an interesting challenge. This practice watercolor sketch gave me some experience painting a flower while the light was changing quickly. New gamboge was my primary yellow .. with various greens, blues and mauve colors mingled in the background.


  1. Katherine
    May 11, 2007

    Lovely colours in this one Karen.

  2. Ronell
    May 11, 2007

    I love this rose1 It is exquisite!

  3. Anna
    May 11, 2007

    Absolutely beautiful! I like the layering of the different shades.

  4. Jo Castillo
    May 11, 2007

    Karen, You have such a soft lovely touch on this. White is so delicate. Nice job.
    You have been blogged/tagged. Hope you can tag along. The rules are on my blog blog

    See ya,

  5. Felicity
    May 12, 2007

    Lovely cool colours, it’s stunning!

  6. Windsong
    May 12, 2007

    Lovely work, Karen!

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