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Carols Rose No. 9 Final

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Carols Rose 

Hello All Artist Hearts,
We finally received the gold frame after waiting many months for delivery.  It was well worth the wait to gain the look I was after for this particular painting. It was a quiet air of antique glory that I had hoped to accomplish to compliment Carol's Rose.  By choosing the soft green outer mat with a sub mat of soft pink beautifully set up this rose.

I tried one other colour scheme for a completely different feel with a deep navy blue that had the same Payne's Grey Bl...

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Carols Rose No. 8

Posted by Jan Howlett on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Carols Rose 
Carol's Rose Watercolor by Jan Howlett Stage 8  
Hi All Artist Hearts,
We have finally progressed to the final stages of Carol's Rose. A summer thunderstorm has just passed through the garden where this lovely rose abides and it is amazing that it has survived such turbulance!   But in a composition we can make just about any atmospheric condition we want and create beautiful survivors.  :>)
It's called artistic license.

Actually, many roses are very sturdy and do survive beautifully through many storms.  That is the case for our lovely rose...

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Carols Rose No. 7

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : Carols Rose 
Carols Rose Watercolor No 7 by Jan HowlettHello All Artist Hearts,
As promised here is the next stage completed for Carol's Rose.  A few hours behind schedule. But, better a little late than never.  It's been a busy few weeks and time for painting at a premium.  But here we are at last.

Announcement:
Before I get started I want to share a bit of exciting news that we announced only yesterday on our website... that we are planning to create a teaching Art Video on "The Art of Painting Beautiful Roses One On One," and would like to includ...

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Carols Rose No. 6

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, In : Carols Rose 
Carols Rose Watercolor Stage 6 by Jan HowlettCarols Rose Watercolor Stage 5 to compare to 6
 Hi All Artist Hearts,
The layers are building quickly now on this delightful rose study. Some of the values are deepening significantly allowing me to add in the shadows cast over the upper part of the under rose leaves, setting the rose forward 3 dimensionally.   I have included stage 5 beside the current photo for you to see just how far the rose has come.  The yellows are calmer and more natural....closer to the actual color of this rose.

The shapes and curves of the petals are taking on a ...

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Carols Rose No. 5

Posted by Jan Howlett on Thursday, January 6, 2011, In : Carols Rose 

Watercolor by Jan Howlett-Stage 5 of Carols RoseHi All Artist Hearts,
Happy New Year everyone!  It's that time of year when we can approach life and the things we hope to accomplish with fresh eyes and renewed motivation.  We can start a brand new clean page and work toward our goals and plan to learn with fresh vigor.  It can be an exciting time.

One of the ways we can continue to be inspired and grow our resolve to be on the lookout for new ideas that will foster new compositions for our portfolio or our planned list of art goals is to wat...


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Carols Rose No. 4

Posted by Jan Howlett on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Carols Rose 
Hi All Artists Hearts,
It's been longer than I intended between posts, but with the Christmas rush and build up, life has been very busy. However, Carol's Rose is developing nicely and it is starting to take on that lovely glow we all work to achieve in our paintings.  Each layer is like adding another jewell to a beautiful broach, and with each addition the setting is enhanced and enriched, increasing it's value.


Watercolor Carol's Rose Stage 4Especially notice the inner petals of this rose.  The layers are only a couple at...

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Carols Rose No. 3

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Carols Rose 

Carols Rose Stage 3 Watercolor by Jan HowlettHi All Artists Hearts,
Carol's Rose is progressing nicely and we are now on Stage 3.  I have used Alizarin Crimson washed over both the Indian Yellow or Aureolin layers in some places, and pale washes of Purple Magenta over a few other areas. Both yellows still shine through the petals and reads as bathed and illumined by the sun.  At this point the mood does not reveal the storm and rain on the way: That will come later.

This beautifully shaped rose lends itself to use lovely soft blends and w...

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Carols Rose No. 2

Posted by Jan Howlett on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : Carols Rose 
Hi All Artist's Hearts,
Stage 2 of Carol's Rose includes the first pigment under washes of Indian Yellow and Aureolin Yellow to set the values and tonal map for this painting.  The mood and setting for this rose will be different than some of my other roses which were composed in bright, sunny settings in cheerful summer gardens.

This is simply because we are viewing this particular rose as it remained standing after a violent rain storm and the darkness that surrounded this fragile plant.  It ...
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Carols Rose No. 1

Posted by Jan Howlett on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Carols Rose 

Hi All Artists Hearts,
It's time to start a new series entitled, "Carol's Rose".  This is the master sketch from which I will be working, with some of the shaded areas marked in to guide me as I paint this special composition.

There is usually a heart touching story behind most of my paintings, and this one is no exception. This composition was inspired as a means to encourage our dear friends and fellow workers in the Lord’s service as they battle a second bout of Cancer and bone marrow tr...


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