How to Paint a Rose – Final Painting!

Final Touches on RoseOkay, almost done with the rose!

As I looked at the overall painting, I wanted to add some more “punch” to the shadows of the rose petals. The more value ranges (dark to light), the more depth I can create to make it look truly three-dimensional.

I used some Perylene Maroon to add a touch of dark red to the deepest shadows of my flower. Now the light areas really “pop”!

Finished Rose in WatercolorI have a little philosophy that once I sign a painting I cannot add anything more to it. It works well to keep me from over-working a painting!

So, signed and complete – the finished Pink Rose!

Hope you enjoyed this lesson! Let me know what you think, and if there is another lesson you might like me to post.

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