Wild Rose Painting Project.
This simple painting uses only six basic colours and two
Materials and equipment
You may print this for personal use only.
|Mixing the paint colours.
Using the palette knife mix together equal amounts of Cad. Yellow and Ultramarine Blue, this will give a green. This green is the main leaf colour. Add a few drops of Zest-itŪ Clear Painting Medium to the paint and mix in. When you lift the palette knife away from the paint small peaks will appear, the top of these peaks needs to 'flop' over, if they don't, add more medium.
Divide your mixed paint into three piles. To one pile add extra Ultramarine and a touch of Black to make it darker than the original colour. This will be your dark green.
Tip: If you have any holes in the painted line or it doesn't reach the end of the stroke, then either the paint is too thick (add a few drops of medium) or the brush isn't loaded enough (add more paint to the brush).
Painting the Wild Rose.
Sketch the Rose shape.
Painting the flowers:
Reload the brush and paint the two strokes that make up the middle sized flower. As you paint the stroke, 'wobble' the brush a little
to form the shape.
Tip: Practice a few 'wobbly' strokes before painting the finished flower.
Painting the greenery:
Tip: Touch the ferrule to the kitchen towel to remove any excess Zest-itŪ liquid or it may run down the brush and thin the paint too much.
Use this brush and colour combination to add the stems and small leaves round the bud. Put pressure on the brush to start and gradually release the pressure, keep the lines very thin at the end. Use the different greens as shown on the worksheet. Light green to the right, dark green to the left. Use the No. 4 Rigger in the same way to paint the leaves and stems of the large flower. Use the No. 2 Rigger and watery B. Sienna to add a few thorns to the stems.
Tip: Use the greenery to shape the bud by painting strokes on and around the shape.
Painting the flower Centre:
Tip: It is often a good idea to have two brushes to work with, one for the light side and one for the dark, it saves keep washing &loading, also saves paint.
Try similar flower shapes and different colour combinations. Or try your hand at a painting like this - wild roses painted on a black background.
Others in the Tole Gallery may inspire you.
All artwork and instructions are Copyright Đ Jacqui Blackman 1996.
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