Rose Study: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper


Hello Love. Today I’m giving a quick acrylic painting lesson where I show you how to create a study of loosely painted red roses. Roses are a classic flower that you can paint by themselves or use to add beautiful embellishments to your other subjects. You can watch this video to simply relax and be inspired. Or you can watch it twice, once to see what happens and again to paint along with me. Just hit pause as needed to take things step by step because I move the video along fairly quickly.


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Materials I Used in this Tutorial

Please feel free to change any of the brands, sizes, or colors as you see fit.

  • Watercolor Paper

  • Artists Tape

  • Fluid Acrylic Paint by Golden:

  • Titanium White

  • Teal

  • Chromium Oxide Green

  • Paynes Grey

  • Cadmium Red Medium Hue

  • A mix of flat and round brushes with synthetic bristles. The sizes should vary based on the scale that you are painting.

  • A pallet. Mine is a glass palette made from a sheet of glass removed from a picture frame with the edges taped off. To clean, let the paint dry, spritz with water, and then scrape it off with a razor paint scraper.

  • 1 pint water

  • 1 rag

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