Sunday, August 15, 2010

Orange Center Rose

"Orange Center"

9" x 5" ~ Watercolor on Paper


This is one of those single Roses, with less petals then the doubles. So I chose to go with a not so busy background, but still intense to compliment the Rose. If I went to busy it would overwhelm, and we don't want to do that. The background is cobalt and viridian to give a kind of emerald green color in spots and cobalt in other spots. The blue/greens complimented my "Orange center" quite nicely! Enjoy.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Jacqueline, you are certainly not resting a lot: you are producing one beauty after another! I always enjoy your work so much.

jane cassidy said...

I think that I am addicted to checking your site to see if you have posted another beautiful picture. I was about to turn in for the night, and doubtfully checked...and you did it again!
Your pictures are lovely.
I am slow at most of the things that I do, so I am in awe of what you create and how quickly you do it. Your artwork gives me great pleasure.

IrinaSztukowski said...

The orange center looks like fireworks that Nature gave to this flower in celebrating its beauty and gentleness. I love paper thin leaves and fresh background.

Thank you Jacqueline,

bricarwaller said...

Beautiful! I love the teal/blue color in the background, perfect combo to make that orange center pop.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Love the graduated coloured background you put behind this simple single rose. Stunningly executed as ever.

Jacqueline Gnott said...

No, not resting, Christiane. I'm very driven. I love painting so, it's my life, and it's hard to put it down.

You may be addicted to my site, jane. Thank you, your words are very kind. I am blessed that so many people like what I do.

Yes, Irina, the center does look like fireworks. I could have probably used that for a more creative title!

Jacqueline Gnott said...

My thoughts exactly Carrie! Thank you.

Thanks Joan, Sometimes with the simple backgrounds you can play more with color gradations. Lots of fun.