Paint Pretty Pink Roses one stroke at a time. Easy lesson to learn how to paint roses easily. Simple tips and tricks to get started painting these gorgeous blooms
Though roses can be tricky I show you how to paint pretty pink roses one stroke at a time. A free video and worksheet are available below to help you get painting roses fast.
Are you ready for another painting tutorial?
Roses are my specialty and I know they can be a bit tricky to master…
but believe it or not they are really fast and easy once you get the steps down pat.
Which you know what that means…
practice, practice, practice!
I am going to show you stroke by stroke of how I paint my roses.
The video is great because I paint 3 roses in a row and it displays how each is a little different and you can watch that at the end of this post.
Lets get started…
first double load your brush with your two colors,
stroke an upside down U.
I do this in 3 steps
I wiggle my brush as I stroke to get some movement in the petal.
See the bit of wave in the petal?
Now do two scallop C strokes and bring them down to a point…more or less
I did the outline of the design on my board with the graphite much darker than I normally would so you could see it in the photos.
Typically it is so light the camera would have a hard time picking it up.
This is the actual design that will be in my pattern packet.
Now paint in the second layer of the top of the bowl of the rose,
same type strokes
Since this bowl is a little wider I don’t do another layer..
but my video does show me demonstrating a rose with a third layer in the bowl.
I dab in the pink on the corner of my brush to fill in the center.
Sometimes I add a darker value of pink here to accentuate the center of the rose.
Next we add the arms,
again these are a scalloped C stroke with tails
Before we finish up the bowl we put in the bottom petals..
That was the center and now a bit to the sides
We are now ready to come in and finish up the bowl of the rose
Start the chisel edge on the side or on one of the tails of the very inner bowl and make a scalloped U stroke.
Attaching it to the tails on the other side.
The next petal is a variation of a U stroke.
Start your brush on the tail edge of the very back bowl and make a varied U stroke.
As you can see this one only came halfway across the center bowl or maybe it looks more like 3/4.
Now there is several ways to do this to make the roses vary so play around with it and get different looks to your roses.
Now the other side..
It overlaps to create the unfolding of the rose
Now add the next arms, scalloped C strokes again..
You do this on each side of the bowl and the tails come over the bowl somewhat.
This could be the finished rose or you can do a fancy stroke that I could not demonstrate in a photo.
For that you really need to see the video.
The first time I show you the tricky stroke is at 3:06 on the video.
How to Paint a Rose VIDEO
You can do a few chisel strokes here and there as you feel it needs.
And that is it.
I hope you whip out those brushes and paint, paint, paint. Want a worksheet that breaks down the steps for you?
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Come on back, I will include a tutorial on painting the lilacs and leaves.