Bouquet of Red Roses Watercolor Painting

red roses watercolor by Michele Clamp
A delivery arrived today with some new (to me) paper. This is on Kilimanjaro paper (140lb CP) and I really quite liked it. I seem to remember I tried it years ago and didn’t like it but I’ve obviously got more tolerant in the mean time. I will probably buy again.

The subject was roses today and although the result is just a sketch I’ve finally got back into the swing of things.

2 thoughts on “Bouquet of Red Roses Watercolor Painting

  1. I am finding this tutorial so helpful, and I’m so glad I found your blog! May I ask what color black you use?

    1. So glad you find this helpful! Thank you for letting me know.

      So as for blacks, I started with ivory black but didn’t find it had much tinting strength. This could have been the brand I was using but in any case I moved to lamp black. This is the opposite – you need very little of it to shift the colors so you have to be careful. It’s a bit like phthalo blue in that sense.

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