Rose Petal Fairy in Watercolor

Rose fairy in watercolor

This rose fairy painting proved to be quite time consuming. I worked on it off and on over the last two weeks, putting the painting aside when I became frustrated (mostly with the color scheme), and picking it up again later so I could approach it with fresh eyes.  I nearly gave up on this painting early on in the process but stuck with it because my daughter encouraged me to press on. Now that it’s complete I think the color scheme is fine. I particularly like the little mouse and the colorful sky that depicts an early morning sunrise.

This painting is based on a tutorial in Linda Ravenscroft’s book, “The Fairy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible.”

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16 thoughts on “Rose Petal Fairy in Watercolor

    • Thank you, Mary. I had to adjust the colors several times to get them to work. For the pink areas I used rose dore and Chinese red, which worked well on my test sheet, but when I used the combo on larger areas on my painting, not so much. I tweaked the colors several times but wasn ‘t happy until I used green gold as an accent color on the leaves. So the lesson learned from this painting was sometimes adjacent colors can fix a color problem elsewhere in the painting, so stop tweaking and keep on painting!

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