Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
A speed painting of the famous Meditative Rose By Salvador Dali.
For those who think Dali was just a painter of burning giraffes and melting clocks, Meditative Rose makes it clear he was, at times, also a painter of undeniable beauty. Many of his paintings have included roses.
The rose hovers above a tranquil landscape, on which two lovers share a tender, solitary moment. The sun dawns over the horizon, and a dew drop on the bottom petal of the flower is stunningly photographic
Facts on Salvador Dali
Lived: 1904 -1989
Born in: Figueras, Spain
Birthday and astrological sign: May 11, 1904, Taurus
Died: January 23, 1989, Age 86. Artists Edvard Munch and Pierre Bonnard also died on this day in 1944 and 1947 respectively.
Quote: The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
He and his older brother, who died before he was born, had the same name.
One of the greatest surrealists of our time, best known for his ability to translate dreams into artwork, “hand painted dream photographs” he called them. He was also a sculptor, filmmaker, writer and insane or just wanted people to believe that he was insane.
Here April Numamoto shows use how to produce a painting using the one stroke painting technique. She paints a very beautiful cabbage rose to demonstrate this technique.
The “One Stroke Technique” is a double loading technique that consists of loading a brush with two separate colors. Donna Dewberrry discovered the technique and has set up classes and learning turorials like this one to teach people how to do it. Dewberry claims that with her technique you are able to achieve the shading and highlighting in one stroke
April Numamoto attended the 2nd One Stroke certification class taught by Donna Dewberry in 1997 and has worked her way up through Dewberry U Education Program. She teaches all the Certifications (Donna Dewberry’s Professional Home Specialist (PHS) which she helped develop. In April 2011, she became the second OSCI to reach the Master Elite Director and Counselor level. She has assisted Donna in many of the certification classes throughout the country, has attended their painting seminars in Florida each year, and taught at national conventions. April has been published in many books and magazines and is a guest Artist on the Dewberry Design Team. You can find her at home working on projects for her weekly classes or teaching certifications across the country. Along with teaching One Stroke painting and woodworking classes to children and adults, she paints murals in homes and businesses. April has been a decorative artist for over 30 years and is a member of NSDP.
As a beginner you may want to use a large flat brush, so that you can learn to perfect your skills. Once you have mastered this, you can then move onto smaller brushes. Here April goes through step by step on how to paint a cabbage rose. Once you have prepared all your paints and set them out ready. You can then pick up your brush. She shows us how to dip the brush in the paint. Cover the left side with your first colour and then in your hand turn the brush and dip the right hand side in the paint. You will now have two colours. To even out the paint you could take a piece of paper and then paint up and down the paper. What this will do is start to blend the two colours together before you start on your canvas.
Of course painting are not the only thing you can use this technique on. You could also try it on your nails. Nail art is also another popular form of art that uses one stroke painting. Either way with a bit of practice you will end up with a simple but very eye catching designs.
This video shows a time lapse effort of an amazing tattoo by Midlands (UK) tattoo artist Justin burnout. Designed and completed by Burnout is a skull with roses inked up in a popular greyscale style. The finished result as I’m sure you would agree is beautifully styled and finished to a very professional standard. Be sure to pass your comments.
Are you a beginner in art looking to further yourself a little quicker? If the answer is yes then this could be the tutorial for you. In this art tutorial you will be painting a beautiful Rose in a Grisaille with Acrylic Paint which is a traditional old master’s technique where firstly the under painting is achieved to paint the tones and shadow areas before being painted over by a semi transparent paint which covers the remaining canvas but still allows the under painting to come through.
Traditionally it would be oil paint which was used as a medium but nowadays with the advancements and versatility of paints this artist has decided to use acrylic paint which will not only look very similar but has a much faster drying time than oils because it is water based.
The first stage is to draw the rose on to the canvas so to do this he uses reference points to find the proportions of the rose he is drawing as his composition. Using reference points is an easy way to draw accurate areas like in this painting for example he draws reference points at the base and the tops of his rose petals then uses his artistic eye to reference directly from his photo to imitate their shape. at this point in the video he comes in with a little tip and encourages you to stand back from your canvas to make sure that your drawing looks as it should, many people starting out in art forget to view their art from a distance which can cost them lots of time and rectifying in both the long and short term.
Once you’re happy with your drawing reach for a large 4 inch paintbrush and begin to paint all the way around the edge of the rose in black acrylic paint to form a silhouette. Now the artist uses a smaller flat acrylic paint brush to start forming tones within his rose and then to compliment these tones he comes in with the white highlights and once this is completed you should have a nice monochrome rose with a surrounding black background.
The final part to this video is where he demonstrates the mix of 5 parts acrylic glazing medium to one part acrylic paint to get the desired semi transparent consistency which will be applied as the over painting. The tones and highlights of your monochrome painting will naturally appear through this glaze and this is probably the most satisfying part of the whole grisaille process. I hope you enjoyed this art tutorial and you have used it as inspiration to have a go at creating your own artwork.
Brazilian watercolor artist Fabio Cembranelli showcases his fantastic watercolor skills in this extremely elegant floral composition. His style is full of flow and very loose which makes for a beautifully organic rendition of the flowers he’s suggestively painting. The palette is an explosion of reds and pinks with a rich mixture of greens to represent the background foliage. He attacks the painting with a large flat brush and uses block colors rather than intricate detailing to create a very personal style. A must watch if you like seeing true talent in a watercolor artist.
This is a nice time lapsed video by a young artist where you can see first hand how he draws a rose in full including the stem and leaves. The rose is symbolic for many things and is considered extremely important with regards to tattoo design for example for it’s symbolic purposes but also the large variety of roses available to draw.
This art video is ideally suited for the beginner to intermediate artist and can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace from the comfort of your own home. The artist concentrates primarily on the line work of the rose before putting emphasis on the shading of the petals, leaves and stem. The result is a sensational looking rose which can be used in a whole wealth of different ways.
This art sculpture tutorial is an excerpt from a video and focuses on how to create a hand of a beautiful women pressed against her chest in polymer clay.
Rose begins with her scalpel knife gradually shaving off excess clay to form the basic hand shape and wrist region. The hand is then pinned using an off cut of modelling wire to the chest to hold it in place for further detailing. More excess clay is removed to form the cavities between the fingers before the use of a miniature wooden spatula is brought in to flatten the finger tips and inside of the fingers. Finally the most important utensil of all which is a rubber tipped flange tool is used to perform indentations to mimic the contours around where the bones in the hand lie. A wonderfully intricate and well narrated video for anyone to enjoy.