Saturday, 23 July 2011

Like my roses

This guy does a pretty good demo of how I paint my roses. It's a mixture of Donna Dewberry's and a few of the other artists that I watch: first I plot in the background with my darkest shade; then I do the back petals, and curve them into the bowl; then the sides; then the bottom petals, and finally the little ones that are half-curls, that make up all the intermittent petals.

(As usual, I have no idea what he's saying, but it never matters to me. I just watch and watch, and I hope it makes sense eventually.)


  1. I'd love to see your try-out. I cannot paint my roses like Donna Dewberry does: they look like they are off-centre, and going to topple :(

    This way, they come out looking like roses.