Instructions for painting a rose

Painting is one of the most enjoyable pastimes you can learn. Only a few basic techniques can enter you into a world of artistic expression that enriches itself year after year. One of the classic exercises of painting is to learn how to paint simple flowers. The roses, which at first sight appear to be complex flowers that would take a lot of training and effort to paint them, are very simple to make. You can learn to paint beautiful roses with oil paintings in a very short time.


  1. Choose a simple photograph or drawing of a rose from a magazine or book. Pay attention to the light source in the image and the place where it hits the rose to make areas lighter and darker.
  2. Draw the basic shape of the rose. Lightly fill in some shading details as a template to work with the paintings.
  3. Mix the colors you need to apply them to the rose and its leaves.
  4. Take the angle brush gently but firmly, as you would take a pen or pencil.
  5. Dip the tip of an angle brush into the mixed paint, allowing a sufficient amount to cover the tip to place the paint on a small area of ​​your rose.
  6. Start at the center of the rose and create a small bud with a medium shade of the color of your flower. Do not worry about putting too many details. These will be partially covered by the petals of the rose.
  7. Dip the brush into a slightly darker shade of the color of the rose and apply the color to the first petal in a curved C-shaped stroke. Add other petals, slightly overlapping the ends. Allow to dry for several days.
  8. Mix the same colors, this time creating shades slightly lighter and darker to add shadows and sparkles to the rose. These colors can range from very dark to almost white.
  9. Add the shadows and flashes, add a little solvent with your brush, mixing the tones carefully to soften the colors.
  10. Add leaves and green stem base.
  11. Adds dark green shadows and light green flashes to show the direction of the light source. Mix tones.
  12. Allow to dry completely for one week.