The Color RED

Red Garden: Exuberance
"Red Garden: Exuberance"
watercolor on Arches 300CP

This painting was designed to exploit the color red, but also to relate to an emotion connected to the heart, for a charity auction for the Arkansas Heart Association. It got a very high price, almost twice my usual full-sheet price.

Barry D. Lindley
J'aurai pour toi tous les printemps
"J'aurai pour toi tous les printemps"
16 in x 11 in
transparent watercolor on Arches 140 lb rough paper

A Springtime bouquet with vivid red accents. The title could be translated into " I will give you all the Springtime Seasons ".

Lorraine P. Dietrich, iaf, news, sca
The Peace Offering  Copyright '03
"The Peace Offering Copyright '03"
8.5" h x 6.5" w
transparent watercolor on Twinrocker feather-deckle CP paper

Inspiration: a red-rose given after an argument. I enjoyed utilizing the natural deckle of the paper to incorporate the rose petals. Collection of Rick and Belinda Straznicky.

Carol Wickenhiser-Schaudt
The Red Jacket
"The Red Jacket"
5.5 x 5.5"
Watercolor on Aquarius II

Just a bit of fun I had painting a girl who was showing off her new jacket.

Linda Kemp
Tomatoes and Olive oil
"Tomatoes and Olive oil"
11 x 22 inch
lanaquarell cold press

Claudia Arztmann
Old Friend
"Old Friend"
Painting size is 19.6 x 14.6, Framed size is 26 x 21
140 lb Arches cold pressed, WN and DS watercolors

This old truck was parked in on a friend's lot and as we drove by it one day, the late afternoon sun was glaring through the dirty old glass and the cobwebs were glistening and it just called to me!

Rosie Phillips
In Your Dreams
"In Your Dreams"
22" X 28"
140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper

Poured acrylic ink, finished with transparent watercolor -all on top of miskit applied with a squeeze bottle.

Barbara Sailor
Evening in Otago
"Evening in Otago"
20 x 14 in
Arches Rough 185 gsm

A sunset picture in the hills of Central Otago in New Zealand's South Island - an area of great beauty and a magnet for artists.

Roy Boston
13 1/2" X 20"

When I bought this beautiful bouquet of red tulips, I had to take a photo of them before they all wilted.

18 x 24 in
Winsor and Newton watercolors on Arches paper

A flaming red parrot tulip!

Eileen Bondoc-Escueta
Memories of Colony Court
"Memories of Colony Court"
Watercolor on 300# paper

This painting is of some flowers from my most prolific rose plant in the garden of our last house. Where we live now we gave up on growing roses because they all get eaten by the deer.

Annika Farmer
Half As Old As Time -- Petra
"Half As Old As Time -- Petra"
framed 27 x 35
Winsor and Newton watercolors on torchon paper

Steps in the "red rose city" of Petra

Gwendolyn C. Bragg
Rooster with an Attitude
"Rooster with an Attitude"
22 x 15
Arches 140 CP

This guy can strut his stuff!

Louise Franco
Spring Tulips
"Spring Tulips"
12" x 16"
Winsor & Newton Watercolors on Richeson 140 Cold Press

We're always desperate for spring here in Vermont. The Woodstock Inn & Resort, down the street from my studio has a plethora of tulips outside in May. This month's topic of "Red" was perfect for me to share this exercise in a complimentary composition of red and green I did as a demo in a spring class in 2009.

Annette Compton
Japanese in red
"Japanese in red"
300 lbs Hot Press Arches paper

A young japonese lady who came in Quebec to study. She was taking part of the 'Mondial des amuseurs publics'to run an Origami workshop.

Renée Sirois
watercolor on yupo paper

I was inspired by the lovely amaryllis which bloomed Springtime

Rosemary Zweigbaum