Rose - Easy Floral + The Secrets to Great Greens
Easy Roses For Beginners
Easy Floral With Flat Washes of Color
The beautiful glow of flowers brings joy and happiness to every corner. In this lesson, capturing that glow is as easy with step by step flat washes for the leaves and flat washes plus feathering for a beautiful old fashioned rose.
A wet on wet background is demonstrated, but feel free to leave your background white instead - you'll still have a beautiful painting.
Plus, these roses are easy to arrange into many different compositions, so you could pick and choose the parts you like to create your own unique original.
Included is the reference photo, plus an extra reference photo, the outline page, and written step by step instructions. Also included are two more rose paintings with baby bunnies that you can download, trace and also paint.
Because green is a color many people have problems with, I've included information on easy ways to mix and work with green in a fun video.
Beautiful watercolor realism doesn't have to be hard, so sign up for a rose extravaganza and success today!
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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Frequently Asked Questions
I hope your painting went well. As always, I'm here for support, encouragement and sharing, so feel free to comment. You're always welcome to share the work you do here online, or make your own notecards, prints, and/or sell or show your work. Happy Painting!
These white roses are very similar to the pink ones and beautiful in their own way. (From Chanticleer Garden In southeastern Pennsylvania.)