rose watercolor painting

Rose Watercolor Painting

How to paint a rose flower in watercolor

Hello everyone, In this quick tutorial you will learn how to paint a rose in watercolor.

If you understand how much color and water is required for each brush stroke, then watercolor painting is not a big deal for you.

I will try my best to give you all the required inputs.

If you have any previous experience in creating watercolor, then this tutorial will be easy to understand.

Anyway, I designed this tutorial for beginners also so please follow the steps as described below.

Quick Tips:

  • Don’t use too much water in the early stage of the painting
  • Please use a thick watercolor paper, atleast 300 GSM if you are a beginner
  • Don’t use big size brushes
  • A small amount of color is enough to paint this rose flower
  • Always clean your brush when changing the color

If you don’t know how to draw a rose sketch then here is a quick tutorial for rose drawing – Click here

This Rose Painting tutorial is designed for beginners, so anyone can try this and enjoy the painting process.

Chat Paper: 300gsm Watercolor Paper.

Colors: Permanent Pink, Alizarin crimson, Hooker’s Green, Olive Green and Ivory Black.

Please follow the step by step guide – Rose Watercolor Painting.

Step 1: Rose outline sketch

Draw the rose outline sketch with a pencil first

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Step 2: Base color painting

Start with a light coat of permanent pink and make sure to leave an edge gap to each petal while painting

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Step 3: Paint Dark & light shades

Paint thick color like this in the depth area and the opposite side must be in a lighter shade

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Step 4: Mixing the shades from lighter to dark tones

Use your wet brush to mix the dark shade to a lighter shade, try to paint the petal strokes like shown in the above image it will create the texture

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Step 5: Base color painting for petals

Paint olive green a light coat for the leaf petal and also for the stem

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Step 6: Petals mid-tone painting

Paint the hooker’s green as the second layer once the olive green color is dry. Try to mix with the olive green, it will create depth like that

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Step 7: Petals dark tone painting

Mix a small amount of ivory black to the hooker’s green and paint the depth to leaf petal as shown in the above image

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Step 8: Final dark tones to overall rose painting

Mix a small amount of black color to the alizarine crimson and paint the depth to the flower petals

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Check this video tutorial for easy understanding – Rose Flower Painting

Rose Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial for Beginners

Please feel free to download the free image for practice use and share your result in PRB ARTS forums

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