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Feeling Rosy

 A Rose
watercolor on Garza Papel paper 20x14 cm. 300 grs

I love observing the delicate temperature shifts within rose petals. There is always a little warm yellow among the pink which turns to a bit of blue. It's easier said than done to transfer it onto paper but at least I finally got the dust of my brushes!

I enjoyed using Garza Papel paper for the first time. The paper allows for smooth washes and it had a nice grain and absorbency. Delivery to my doorstep is an added plus! Thanks to my friend Bruce from The Art of Bruce for the suggestion!

I hope everyone is having a nice day and taking a little time to stop and smell the roses!

Comments

  1. Bonjour Celia,
    Bravo pour cette belle rose aux nuances diverses et aux belles couleurs.
    Bisous.

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  2. A beautiful rose! Interesting to see the yellow and blue in it!

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  3. Lovely job on the rose, and I like the addition of the yellow shading on the petal. If you look closely there is such a variety of unnoticed colors in each flower. Glad to see you have dusted off your brushes and are back painting!

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    1. THank you Joan, I enjoyed your orchids this morning!

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  4. Just beautiful Celia, so thrilled that you are painting again!

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    1. Thank you Michelle especially for all your encouragement!

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  5. Roses are such gorgeous flowers and fun to paint! I love the warm and cool colors in your painting! So good to see you back painting again!

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    1. Thank you Debi, I loved your roses too!!

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  6. Glad you are smelling and painting Roses Celia. This one is lovely. Thanks for the link on the paper I will take a look.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine, it is a great feeling to be back!

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  7. Ciao Celia, complimenti per questa bellissima rosa, forse il fiore più difficile da dipingere, ma tu ci sei riuscita alla grande. Buona giornata!

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  8. Colores amables. Hay mucha sensibilidad en tu acuarela. Preciosa.
    Abbraccio.

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  9. Feeling rosy! With such a title, it means you're feeling better, Celia! Lovely blends of colors and thanks for the tip also. I like trying new worktoolsl. Have a great weekend , Bisous

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  10. Very nice rose, colors make me happy...

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Barbra!

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  11. I never heard of Garza papel , where does it come from ? Love your rose with so many different shades , great depth created with the petals . Wish you a great weekend. xx

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    1. Thank you Jane! Garza papel comes from Spain and it is 100% recycled cotton. I hope you had a nice weekend! :-)

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  12. A lovely rose, Celia! Beautiful color...!!!!

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  13. Roses are never easy to get right Celia. Yours is fabulous. Gorgeous colours, looseness, shape and tones. Really lovely.

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    1. I agree, they are not easy! I really appreciate your visit and comment Laura!

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  14. Roses are my favorite to paint and you have done them beautifully!

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    1. It shows Laura, you paint them with such freedom. Thank you for your comment!

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  15. LOVE the way you painted this. GORGEOUS!
    Yes - the fan brush is wonderful in watercolor if used the right way.

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    1. Thank you Julie! I appreciate you answering my question about the fan brush, I will be ordering one!

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  16. Celia this is beautiful!! You've captured all the blues and yellow so well giving your rose a lot of depth. Glad to see you are back behind the brush and feeling rosy again! I hope that means you are totally recovered now.
    Take care!

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  17. Your watercolors are so beautiful, with the richness in your colors and the bold compositions. This rose draws the eye in and holds it captive for an extra moment. I can see your affection for the subject in the way you painted it.

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  18. Aha, the Garza got there and you used it to your best advantage, quite nice. I love the recycled aspect of the paper, and free is such a deal for the samples. But I was so disappointed with it; the paper absorbed all the color, leaving nothing to reflect back the color and I felt I was working on mush. However I love trying new paper. And I'm bringing Italian Fabriano Artistico extra white 140 lb blocks to paint with when I'm soon in your Italy. And I have others to try too; so many papers, so little time; so many places, so little time.

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  19. Ceila!
    I am so very happy to see you back painting! I hope this means that you are feeling better! Yippee!
    I love this rose! The rose itself is outstanding! I so love the blues!!!! You handle the medium so well! Luscious comes to mind! Bravo buddy and welcome back!
    Michael

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