Learn How to Paint the Back of a Rose
A wonderful way to spend a cold, rainy or snowy winter’s day is to paint yourself some flowers. I have long wanted to learn how to paint the back sides of roses and finally I think I have it down. I need to take more photos of the back sides of roses this coming Summer so I have more inspiration to work from so not all my painting look alike but this is a start. (this post contains affiliate links)
Have you enjoyed my painting tutorials so far?
For more painting tutorials CLICK HERE for the Learn to Paint Posts. It will open in a new page so you won’t lose your spot here.
I have thought of making a Facebook group just so everyone could share what they have been working on and how they have used my tutorials. Do you think it would be something everyone would like? Would it be worth the work on my end to do that? Just wondering.
Let’s get started painting the back of a rose.
Royal Majestic Brush Set
Sta Wet Palette
DecoArt Americana (you are welcome to use what colors you like, these are just what I used in the tutorial)
Baby Pink (or Folk Art Baby Pink)
Surface: I used a bench I will be doing a tutorial on soon. I will link here when I have it up and ready to view.
UPDATE: Sweet Heart Bench.
Start with basing in the shape of your rose back in Baby Pink with a #12 Flat Brush. A simple ovalish shape is fine. I have dug out my Masterson’s Stay Wet Palette to use. It keeps the acrylic paints moist and is helpful. I had forgotten how helpful.
Paint in the back petals of the design using a double load of the Fuchsia and Baby Pink, the Fuchsia on the outside edge. Next paint the side and lower petals overlapping them as you go.
You can see a dot in the center, all your petals should aim for this dot or maybe a better term would be they radiate out from this point. The video at the end of this post is most helpful in letting you see that. I build the petals around, I highlight some with the Titanium white as I progress.
Keep building or layering the lower and side petals until you have come full circle. Then with your brush double loaded with the Baby Pink and Titanium white add the upper petal that overlaps the under or back petals. You can add a touch of Fuchsia here and there as you wish to add contrast.
Load a #6 flat brush with the Evergreen and paint on an upside down triangle shape where the dot was in the center. This is your stamen.
Then double load the Evergreen and Celery (in video I say Wasabi but it is Celery) and paint the stem.
Next add the stamen leaves and any other leaves you may want on your design. And there you have your back of a rose. Now for the video….
Happy Painting Everyone!
Please PIN and share!