Painting roses in watercolor – Easy

This is kind of the following up of last week video. This week i wanted to paint the same subject but in a much easier way !

I’ve based my painting on the two reference images above. I’ve decided to make a composition of those two in order to have more variety in the shape of my flower and offer you more diversity in my painting.

Of course i have some tips and tricks to make this painting easier. First, no need to make a background. Painting a background can be hard especially if you want the soft focus effect like in pictures. So for this painting i’ve almost not done anything to the background. I’ve just drag some of the green into the top of the paper and that’s all. Second, the tool you have can make your job easier. Here i’m using my big brush like a stamp in order to create the petals and the leaves of the roses. The shape of the brush, round with a fine tip, makes the perfect pointy oval shape ! And lastely, i’m not trying to paint every leaves and petals, I’m just painting enough that you can recognize the flower but i left a lot of details up to suggestion.

Painting roses in video

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último nº18, Silver brush Black velvet 1/4″.
Paper : Arches hot pressed 640g/m2.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier), Lavander (Daniel Smith).

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

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