Colours: Cobalt Blue, Lemon Yellow, Paynes Grey, Madder Lake (or Alizarin)
For this composition it is easier to use
masking fluid for the centre of the flowers.
the mask is in bright blue here - I used
When mask is dry paint in yellow in the
centre, gradually adding more blue as
you work out painting the shadow on the
Remove mask when paint is dry.
Never use a hair dryer with masking fluid
Paint red rose with mixtures of red and blue
adding shadows when paint is dry.
Paint white rose with washes of pink, yellow
Start with the background add dark washes
around the red flower
Add paynes grey to the left side. Paint
around the main petal quite carefully. I used
some plastic food wrap to give some
texture. Paint in more of the background
letting colours flow together
Allow paint to dry completely before
removing the pastic
Flick on some green paint for the
background and refine some of the masked
areas adding lemon yellow