Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Renate Arends - "Romantiek (Romance)"

  • Naam schilderijRomantiek (Romance) 
  • Artist: Renate Arends
  • Size: 24 x 30cm.
  • Medium & Support:  Watercolor and gouache on aqua board
  • Artist Blogwww.renatearends.blogspot.nl

* Painting Process:
After I made the sketch with pencil I have made the part that had to be blackened, black, with the exception of the glass and the leg of the glass. I gave the glass itself and the leg of the glass  a watery layer black with cutouts for the pieces here and there where the glass was shiny.

Where needed I took the paint away  with a clean damp brush  so that a dull white showed.. This was also the time I painted in the wine. After this, I painted the brown section containing the white shadow (in the middle) and the black shadow (right).

After this I colored the rose, petal after petal. I had difficulties with finding the right color. No yellow, no pink. Ultimately, it is a mix of white gouache with orange watercolor paint. After the Rose was finished I put the details in the glass. Finally I gave the black and Brown sections a last  layer so that small smudges and spots were no longer visible.

18 comments:

Monique Pierre said...

Great job Renate ! Both glass and rose are well done. And thanks a lot for sharing the different steps you went through.

renate said...

Hello Monique:) Thank you for your lovely comment.I was a battle but a great challenge:)

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Renate: Una obra maravillosa, tan identica al modelo. Felicitaciones!!!!!!

Log Cabin Studio said...

Beautiful Renate,love the glass and the rose!!!

Shirley said...

Just wonderful and I love the way you have explained the process.

Hani Hani said...

Fantastic Renate,the reflection of the glass is amazing.
I don't think I can try this piece.It is too difficult for me.Congratulaions!



Hanneke said...

Wow Renate, ik dacht dat het een foto was!! Wat heb je dat mooi gedaan! Groetjes

Alexander said...

Wonderful

Rita Vaselli said...

A very well done artwork and so perfectly described with the technical details with a text very effective! Great title and 'extraordinary atmosphere for a "Renate Arends" masterpiece!
Bravo!

renate said...

All thank you very much for the great comments. I become a little shy and thought: do they really talk about me???

Angela Sullivan said...

Nice....Thanks for sharing your process.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Beautiful job Renate!!

Syls said...

Beautiful work,well done.reflections are crisp and the rose portrays light and fragility .

renate said...

Angela, Mari Jose and Syls:) Thank you for your lovely words which I appreciate!xx

Nelvia said...

Love it Thanks too for the working process, always something to learn. Wish we were sharing a glass of wine!!

Horst said...

Very well done, excellent workmanship..

renate said...

@ Nelvia:) You know that is a big wish of mine!!!

@ Horst:) Yours too Horst! Such beautiful warm colors.

Lydie said...

A wonderful job Renate, thank so much for the step by step