Day 20 of 30 in 30 – Roses

Roses (from reference). Michele Clamp. Watercolor. 11″x14″

I couldn’t decide what to paint today. I started on an eagle but the drawing wasn’t inspiring me so I switched to some roses. I wanted to paint pretty loosely but this didn’t quite work out. Part of the problem was the soft press paper which dries quite quickly and I kept getting hard edges. But the other part was me and I had to work quite hard to pull things together. The end result turned out well – another one in the bag!

An intermediate:

Intermediate rose – day 20 of 30 in 30