Painting roses in watercolor – Difficult

At the beginning of may, I went to an exposition of roses in the Cervantes parc in Barcelona. And of course it gaves me the inspiration to paint roses !

During my visit to the rose garden, i painted two study quite quickly of roses and other plant. But i knew that i wanted to make more paintings about roses ! For this week’s video, i choose the rose just above. A fairly simple flower but with a twist. The buds are orange and bloom to a white flower with pale yellow center. And when the flower mature more it becames almost pink !

This painting is difficult, i won’t hide it ! There is a lot of detail, a lot of elements and color mixes. But don’t be afraid to try it for yourself. You can always focus your work on some elements and learn from them.

Painting roses in video

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último nº18, Escoda Último 1/2″ oval, Silver brush Black velvet 1/4″ dagger.
Paper : Arches rough.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier), Transparent pyrrol orange (Daniel Smith), Lavander (Daniel Smith).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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