Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Purple Anemones




Purple anemones, painted in watercolor in a very high key. I think I'll paint them again in darker colors, as an exercise. I'm doing a lot of experimentation lately. I tried using a watercolor "gloss" product several times - didn't like it at all.  Right now I'm experimenting with masking fluids. I think my favorite is the Incredible White Mask by Grafix. I like it because it's white and it doesn't stain the paper.

10 comments:

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

I really love this

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh so pretty!

Dan Kent said...

Light as a feather, and very beautiful..

Catharina said...

So fresh and lovely!

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Thank you guys! I really loved painting this one. I'm getting more inspired every day.

Polyanya said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, it inspires me! Did you do a wet-into-wet technique on some of these blooms or was it painted dry?

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Polyanya, I usually do a variety of techniques in every painting. Some places I use wet-in-wet, and some places I paint on dry paper, and sometimes I paint in layers, etc. Every painting is an experiment, truthfully. When I paint wet-in-wet, I usually don't wet the entire paper...just smaller sections...even just one flower. I know it probably doesn't look like it, but I consider myself a tightly-controlled painter. I want the end result to look loose and spontaneous, but actually I'm trying to control everything six steps ahead all the time.

Polyanya said...

Thank you RoseAnn - I figured thats what you did - thats the bit I struggle with - thinking steps ahead. Your paintings have a beautiful fragile reality, I wouldn't think of you as a 'loose' painter, just very sensitive to your subject. Of all the paintings of flowers I've seen over the years yours really resonate and touch me in a way that makes me want to rush and load my brush! :))

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Wow, Polyanya, that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said. Thank you so much for being so kind!

Kandy Braley said...

Do you ever sell your paintings?

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