Rose Drawing and Painting demonstration with the final color and finishing layers from this months "on my easel" demonstrations. Here we have the beginnings of our color layers. I will show you all the color layers and the finishing layers in this one lesson. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Once the yellow is blocked in, red crimson is added to the outside edges of each pedal.
Alizerin Crimson is a very strong color. It's tinting powers are extraordinary, so you don't need much to get this job done.
We start the blending and correcting phase. This takes longer than the application of paint! So take your time. You mix on the canvas, lift some paint off, softly touch the brush in the direction of the rose veins or contour of the object.
After my blending, I use the mop brush to soft blend all.
At this point I couldn't resist placing a few dew drops to see what they will look like on the very small painting! (8" x 10")
After things have dried a few days, I begin the process again with an additional color layer.
I finish my dew drops throughout and allow the piece to dry.
In my finishing layer shown here, I've come back in and added additional highlights to just a few pedals.
Some highlights to the glass are added.
And the final piece before adding a protective varnish in a few weeks.
I hope you have enjoyed this painting demonstration of a single yellow and red rose! My next project will be peonies. A friend and fellow artist on another site inspired me to try a few. Stay tuned for more updates and a link to her beautiful and inspiring piece as we continue to explore the classical painting methods together!
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