Lighter Shade of Pale – Completed

5 Jan

This commissioned watercolor painting of white-ish roses is now complete.  I did the usual staring at it for while – then adjusted some of the background by lightening some areas and intensifying the colors in others.  Then I did a color balance check and deepened some of the shadows in the  roses.

This rose-bush grows at the back corner of our garden.  The flowers are ivory-white and, as the age, they get pinkish. By the end of the summer they are  really pink and much less white. So happy there are lovely – as they are a thorny mess to prune or get close to.  Even sniffing or photographing them can be hazardous to your fingers and nose!

8 Responses to “Lighter Shade of Pale – Completed”

  1. susanwall January 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    • maxine wolodko January 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      Nice job Helen. You’ve really represented the different textures well.

  2. eldy January 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    WOW! beyond that I am speechless.

  3. eldy January 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    WOW! Stunning beauty.

  4. ruthsteinfatt January 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    You have created a real winner 🙂 I love the composition and the colours you have chosen are perfect..soft. LOVE IT

  5. Helen Shideler January 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Thank you Ruth, Susan, Eldy and Maxine. I delivered it to my client today and we arranged for the framing -I hope I get to see it completed. She chose a pewter frame with a pewter fillet on the mat. She really likes the little ant on the center rose!

  6. Jennifer Hill (@foodessdotcom) January 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Beautiful, those leaves are incredible and I love the contrast.

    • Helen Shideler January 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      Thanks Jennifer- I really enjoyed working on those leaes – ther eare many colors in them too

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