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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Just to Get My Brushes Wet


Having not painted in a while, I decided to try this rose in a small 6” x 6” square format just to get my brushes wet again.  This was done on my usual Saunders Waterford 200 lb. paper working wet-in-wet with mostly the Quinacridone watercolors of Coral, Pink, Rose, Magenta, Violet and Gold.  It accomplished my goal, and I am pleased with the result.


Quinacridone Rose, 6” x 6” watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci

12 comments:

Mary Kosary said...

This is just lovely...wish I had painted it.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Oh thanks so much Mary...you paint a dozen to my one!

April Rimpo said...

So delicate. Hard to tell you haven't painted in a while.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thanks for your compliment and for leaving a comment April. I need to paint more to grow and build more self confidence.

Micheline said...

Johanna this is a great painting that conveys the true essence of a rose and its effects as its essence as it enters our hearts and soul.
Beautiful light.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Oh my dear Micheline, thank you so much for your heartfelt praise. My intention always is to capture the essence and every nuance of a subject. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lorraine Watry, NWS said...

Your rose is absolutely beautiful Johanna! I can smell it's wonderful scent from here.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thanks for stopping by the bog and leaving such a nice compliment. FB has kept me away from here...will have to check the blogs more often.

Arena Shawn said...

I love it! This really has captured the warm glow of sunlight on rosé petals... How do you like the Sauders paper for wet in wet applications?

Johanna Cellucci said...

Hi Arena, thanks for your kind compliments. This has been the paper I've used since being introduced to it by the artist I first took workshops from. It is 200 lb. and I do not need to stretch it. I find it takes to wetting repeatedly and allows for the buildup of pigment very well. The CP has a nice surface texture too.

Ross Lynem said...

So glad i came by and thank you also for your comment on my seascape. This flower is brilliant! The light is simply spectacular. Beautifully done. I am looking forward to reading your adventures with opaque watercolour. That also has intrigued me. Happy painting Johanna.

Johanna Cellucci said...

Thanks for your compliments. As you will see, I don't do as well with landscapes...cannot get the trees and the land masses right...do best with florals and still life paintings. I like landscapes though...probably just need to practice.