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Watercolor Roses Easy for Beginners

teacher avatar Suzanne Kurilla, Watercolor & Acrylic Artist

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Supplies & Practice Roses

    • 3. Practice Leaves

    • 4. Floral Project

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About This Class


In this class, you will learn how to improve your watercolor painting skills and composition. I will show you how to paint 2 different types of roses and leaves. This class is easy and made for beginners. We will first start off with the flowers and then I will show you how to add leaves to make your painting look nice and full. This project is a great way to practice your mini florals.

Also, this class is great for artists of any level and will teach you many tips, tricks, and new techniques!  I have listed down below the supplies that you will need to get started.  A reference photo is located down below as well. 

Supplies needed

  • Watercolor Paints 
  • Brushes 
  • Watercolor Paper
  • 1 cup of Water 
  • Rag/Paper Towel





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Suzanne Kurilla

Watercolor & Acrylic Artist






    Some areas I specialize in are Watercolor, Acrylic Painting and Illustration. I have worked with adults of various ages and artistic levels. I enjoy creating content and helping others on their creative journey.

You can find my work on Instagram and FREE mini-tutorials on YOUTUBE, ArtwithSuzanne!
Also, l have Art prints for purchase and more in my Society6 shop.  

Now on TikTok, mini tutorials, Artwithsuzanne. 

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1. Intro: Thank you so much for joining in an for today's class. I'm gonna show you how to create these beautiful florals in I'm a very short amount of time . These air quick roses. And I'm going to go over how to practice here in the beginning with some of the pedals and leaves. And then we're gonna jump right into the project, and I will go over all of the colors and supplies used and some of the brushes that I used in sizes and, um and that's about it. So let's jump right in. 2. Supplies & Practice Roses: first up, I am going to get started with a demonstration over here on the site. I have some swatches here. The's air, the colors that were going to be using today for our florals. We're just gonna do some easy roses. And I have a hot pink here. Which is I would say this is comparable to the popular opera pink. It has that nice, like fluorescent fluorescent five there. And this one is more of a baby pink. So a little bit more muted that as bright, Nice, baby pink a red. And this one is a deeper pink for some shadows and then just a lighter green and a deeper green. So whatever you have that comes close to those colors is fine. It doesn't have to be an exact match, and I'll leave that on the side. So it's visible. And again, we're going to do some practice demonstrations over here before we get into the actual project. Okay? And I'm gonna start off with the brighter pink first, and I'm gonna weapon brush a little bit and just take this brush Has a nice tip, Ali. And and it is a size eight. If anyone was curious. So we're going to do a few with them. So I'm gonna start over here, so I'm just gonna make small strokes, and then I want apply a little bit of pressure and then release my friends my brush and I'm in a switch to a different color. Baby will put c some of the deeper pink. You can get some batter pedals, and again, you can let the colors bleed into each other. And then you can play around the shape as well to like, right now, this looks like a side of you. Or if you wanted to fill up the other side, you could Let's see, and I'm going. Teoh do a little bit of a different style over here with just that light baby pink. We're gonna start the middle's the same. But I'm just gonna keep creating these skinny little lines in a circular shape. Go in with a little bit more paint so you couldn't see it better. But these lines of keeping a lot smaller than those because this one is smaller. I'm gonna switch up and I have a size four right here. If you have a size six, that will work just fine, too. And there's nothing on this brush but water. And I'm just gonna blend out some of those lines a little bit. So they're not so harsh. It was just a little bit here and there. But you do want to leave the white spaces. So again, this is just our practice. And then you can practice with If you wanted to fade out your edges, just add a little bit water. There we go. I'm just gonna fade the mouth C m and I use Do we have left? I guess the red you see the bright red and I'll make phone one down here. We're gonna start off the middle's the same small little strokes and this one up top we left the crispy edges. But if you wanted Teoh, let's see, you don't want to too much water on the brush, but because just just use the water and you're gonna start to spread it out. If you wanted the more blended look, I think that something like that And then, of course, the more water you use, we're gonna have more of a free flowing design with your pedals. And again see this one is bleeding over here. You can let them bleed into each other. Where if you didn't want that, just simply get your little paper towel or rag and just gently, gently, gently, gently tech. Toto don't ever like dragger smear just like a gentle, gentle tap. 3. Practice Leaves: we'll go with the bright green here, but again, you could set your tip down and then press and release. That may be too light going with the deeper the deeper green here, we're gonna press and release, and then you can practice and then drop in bits of the lighter green. Play with your highlights and shadows had some wispy stems like that and maybe some teeny tiny ones here and there. So you always want a good variety And then this is optional. With the next brush that I'm gonna show. You can certainly use the round one that I just showed right here. But I also have this brush is really nice for leaves. This is like an oval shape, and it has a little tip. Um, some people call this the cat's tongue, but, um, mine right here is 1/2 half a engine size, and this is just from the Princeton Neptune line. I'm sort of my other brushes, but again, it just says that oval shape and then with that little tiny tip. So if you have one of these brushes, you can use that for your leaves. But if not, you could, um just refer to the first demonstration. But I am in a show. See this brush here? See, with the tip, they create nice leaves, a swell and some of these funkier brushes you may have to play around with. Just until you get the right rhythm. You can practice your with a tip here. Refines and wispy fillers. You're stems and your values and things like that. Okay, so now we're going to get into the actual project. So take your time. Whenever you feel comfortable after after you've done your practice, we're gonna move over to the other side and do the project. 4. Floral Project: from. - Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. And be sure to check out my other classes. I have lots of other on watercolor classes, and, um, I have some wash and some ink illustration and a regular acrylic so you can feel free to check out those two.