Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wild Rose Water Colour

Hello Friends,

Taking inspiration from The Outlawz Color Challenge photo this week, I painted this mini water colour of wild roses. My reference photo came from Barbi Holzmann at Paint My Photo.

First I pencil sketched, then outlined with a black ultra fine Sharpie. I rubbed a candle on a few spots before painting, in order to keep the highlights.

Here is my painting, taped to some box board to keep it from curling while wet. I think I will do another rose soon, but not outline it in black. If you are following, you can let me know which one you like best.
When I removed the tape, I had a nice clean border on my mini painting.

It was just the right size for a card, but I tore the edges to make it fit nicely inside a Spellbinders die cut. I took this photo last night so I apologize that the colour is not quite right.

Thanks for stopping by. It is challenging, getting back into painting when I have neglected it for a while. Hopefully by the end of this month I will be feeling more confident.

Angela Hoynes has joined me in this July painting/art journaling challenge. She has some faith art journaling pages today on her blog, Crafting with Jack. Please pop over and leave her some love.


Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything family friendly goes
The Outlawz Color Challenge - Inspiration photo
Paint Party Friday - painting
Through the Craft Room Door - always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - Flowers
Not Just Cards - always anything goes

10 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your little painting is exquisite! You are more than welcome to use any of my photos to paint from at any time! Hugs, Valerie

Karon said...

So wonderful! TFS

Wies said...

You have made a very pretty card with the painting Teresa.
Greetings,Wies

Camille Short said...

Your card is awesome! Glad you could join us at Get CreativeChallenges!

Camille - DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Teresa!!
Kevin xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The torn edges really set off the beautiful flower. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 191st Challenge. We appreciate you.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

NanaConnie said...

So striking, Teresa! You've been busy, haven't you? The roses are beautiful but I really love what you did with framing it, using all the negative pieces. I have that die and have never thought of using it that way, but I will now. :-D

Penny said...

Ooooh, very artistic, Teresa! Love the painting and the pretty die-cut frame you made for it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cara Malmrose said...

Gorgeous roses Teresa! Love the coloring and I think those dark lines really add character to the overall picture!
So glad you played along with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Warm Regards, Cara
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.