12 Jul 2010Mont Marte Blog

Create a rose with a twist in acrylic paint

Light Green Rose with a Twist

Step 1: Drawing the Rose

Many people find drawing roses difficult, if you do not feel comfortable with drawing your own Rose an image has been provided for your reference.

Step 2: Painting the Background 

Using Mars Black paint the entire background, leaving the rose and stem free of paint. Leave the paint to dry.

Step 3: Painting the Grisaille

Start by using Mars Black and Acrylic medium, place them in different wells. Paint the shadows and highlights of the rose, add less Medium for darker areas and more for the lighter until you have something that resembles the image to the left. Don’t put the paint on too thickly as you want to leave it to dry before the next step.

Step 4: Painting the Rose.

Now the easy part, paint over the entire rose with a mix of 1 part Scarlet and 4 parts Acrylic Medium. After that has dried, paint another 2 3 coats over the top of that. Do the same on the stem with Light Green. You can use other colour schemes, but generally this technique works best with pure colours, so try it out.

Material List

  • MAPL0003 Deep Well Plastic Palette Discovery 6 Wells
  • CMMD6090 Double Thick Canvas Premium 60.9 x 91.4cm (24 x 36in)
  • BMHS0001 Acrylic Brush Set Premium 7pc
  • MAMD0002 Acrylic Medium Premium - Matte 135ml (4.6 US fl.oz)
  • MPB0056 Artist Acrylic Brush Premium Taklon Flat Wide 75mm
  • PMSA7530 Satin Acrylic Paint Premium 75ml (2.5 US fl.oz) Tube - Lamp Black
  • PMSA7509 Satin Acrylic Paint Premium 75ml (2.5 US fl.oz) Tube - Scarlet
  • PMSA7521 Satin Acrylic Paint Premium 75ml (2.5 US fl.oz) Tube - Light Green

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