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.