Rosa Pink is a surrealist illustration of a Damask Rose. The resulting image captures both the physical qualities that make the flower unique, and a specific moment of time and space. It was rendered during a light drizzle in January at noon because low-lighting showed up all the usually hidden textures. Using the media of gouache the flower was captured right before its pistil and stamen began to show for reproduction. Consequently the illustration has metaphysical properties, by suggesting their might be something hidden from reach within its interior. The feeling conveyed parallels that grand moment right before opening a present. Only the flower knows the composition of its interior, and will only reveal the answer in its own time. Gouache was selected for its versatility of becoming either opaque or transparent by adding varying degrees of water. Using these attributes it was possible to express the petal’s sharp edges, and the delicate texture of the the inner petals in one image.
Designer: Leighton Estick
Medium: Gouache on watercolour paper
Dimensions: 8” x 8”