Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Painting Tips

pink and orange paint on a ceramic plate

I’ve been painting! Don’t I always? Of course. I’ve been referencing photos, loosely. Then I get to work. When I want to throw it away, the real work begins! Here are my notes.

Tips to Paint Beautiful Roses

  • complementary colors create beautiful palettes (mix a little pink into your green and you’ll see what I mean)
  • soft strokes and crescent moon shapes (keep layering)
  • quiet time makes a difference
  • Ok random shapes and lighter petals blooming outward BUT there’s no right way to paint a flower

My best tip is, to begin. As you paint, you entertain your curiosity. Soon you discover there’s no right way to paint a flower. I forgot about that book. Do you have a tip for painting roses? Comment below. As always thanks for reading.