Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pedro Martin

Artist: Pedro Martin
31 x 41 cm
Medium & Support: Watercolor on paper
Artist Blog:

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

* 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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

SAY Peter ( France)

Name : SAY Peter (France )
Size : 23 x 34 cm.
Huile sur papier

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Valérie M. - "Le verre et la rose"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mohepi - ""Le vin et la rose""


Artist: France
size: 30 x24 cm
Médium, support: pastel on canson paper
Painting process: It was a evidence for me when i saw the photo: take a black paper. And i played with chalks and pencils of was fast realised...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Angela Sullivan - "Love Potion"

Title: Love Potion
Artist: Angela Sullivan
Medium: Oil on 7x5 canvas panel

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Challenge 42 - Wine & Rose

Thank you so much for your participation in the Challenge 41 -  Water Lily.

The flowers in the water pond are from a visit to one of my most favorite places - the "Royal Botanical Gardens" in  Burlington which is a city near Toronto where I live. I visited the gardens numerous times to spend time with "my" rose bushes, Irises and of course the Water Lilies.

I think every painting in this last challenge was a true beauty. While some paintings caught the reflections in the water, the other paintings caught the light in the composition and yet  the other paintings were special in the painterly and creative way the artists approached the composition. Perhaps we can call this little challenge our tribute to Monet!

About the composition:

The main challenge in this composition is to create the impression of a sparkling wine glass  disappearing in the background.  The glass is identifiable in the photograph as a glass only by the reflections of the surrounding objects - such as the reflection of the window - on the glass. 

The white rose is not really white. It is full of many colors and the challenge is to catch the softness of the creamy petals  which blend gently and melt into the background - creating contrast and harmony with the predominantly dark remaining part of the composition.
Please send your paintings by January 05. The next challenge will be posted on Jan 06, 2014.