Heritage Roses Quick Composition Painting

July 29, 2019 posted by

I welcome back to the YouTube channel I'm David Janssen welcome to Janssen art studio here we're continuing some of our studies of quick compositions and we're doing some flowers here I've been trying to introduce you to some some things that I do you know every day in creating some quick composition so let's get on with this one again another little 8 by 10 board here MDF board I've just given a coat of medium white to it has some pencil marks on it and stuff so I have to cover those up I don't worry about anything there's your practice sports that I turn into you know we turn them into paint each and we'll see what happens with this one so I'm gonna you know I have some dirty color here from my last one I just filmed as well and I'm just gonna cause I do a couple of these a day and I'm trying to share these with you so let's just take some white right down into a little bit of that yellow maybe there's a bit of green right up here a little pine green into that I'm gonna use my three-quarter inch brush and I'm gonna use my number 10 painting brush here to do some of these flowers today let's put a nice light color up here this is just a little bit of green in it to sorts but I want to because I have some pencil marks here I'm gonna just put it all over the board the board originally is a medium white which is you know yellow oxide white and a little bit of a little bit of black and so we'll go ahead and utilize some of that let's just put a little more light into that and just kind of move that around now so that sets up a nice light and it's kind of a warm green let's set up some interest into it though too maybe a bit of yellow let's push a little yellow and what's yellows nice because I can use it into my flowers as well let's push a little area of yellow and I like to push other colors in there and stuff and you know maybe it will push a little violet or a little violet and green right over here so let's cool down our violet with a little green here grays it down a bit more like this so this will push up a very different color into this painting than we did in some of the others here so this is kind green and a little bit of our red violet here and push a little bit of gray color here into our our background you can take a paper towel like this and push that color around sometimes too you know right then one of the things of doing quick compass like this is what I say and all of them means I like to play colors and looks and you know I try to I try to paint fast and casual and and you know really practice expressing my colors and lightening up my pressure because so many you know if you are like me that you come from decorative painting or something like that and we paint very stiff there so I do a lot of these real fast fun tossed color around try this these types of paintings I do a lot of them there just to to get myself loosened up and try some other things so it comes a little red violet doesn't that kind of isn't that kind of need into that as well so here's some red violet yellow complements working together into some of those Gray's that looks kind of kind of nice here now let's just take our let's decide on a couple of roses here so we'll put maybe a rose here I'll take off some of this color just a bit right there not all of it we push some of it in and out of the the Rose here and then we'll drop another one right down here into that red violet we'll let some of that red violet come there like that so we'll leave it off like that maybe we'll push one right into here – a little bud or something right there so we'll put a little bit right there and you can always already start to see a rose starting to happen there now before some of the other ones I went in and I put some color in for you and did that sometimes I start with the darks and you know I tried all different kinds of ways red violets in our background right in here which I really like so I'm going to take some red violet maybe just a touch which is a cool color deep red by the car and I'll add up just a bit of the natural red light to this which takes it more to a red warms it up a little bit as well and that'll put let's start with the shadow today so we'll do something a little a little bit different we'll just kind of brush this shadow in like this and it drags a little bit see how that drags there that's because I took all of the paint off that but it's still it's stiff that I can push that around like that and make a nice soft little rose there just like that and let's come right over here and let's drop some deep color right down in here like this that'll push that deeper rose maybe a shadow side on it nice deep color here coming in there like that on this side here isn't that kind of pretty it already starts to look just like a real casual fun little rose there and that's because I paint so many of them you know I can't stress it enough and you know and I go out into forums and I go out on their social networking and people say all mine this looks so stiff you've got a pain a lot of them first off painting is confidence and if you're up there on social networking not insane Oh mine look stiff mine look terrible mine do this you don't have any confidence and your roses will always look like that now I've wanted to paint roses all my life and so I've never said I can't do it this is like oh god that's just gonna take a lot heck of a lot more practice and you buckle down and you do them anybody can do them I mean I studied chemistry in school I wasn't an artist I didn't take any art courses at all but I learned how to paint roses when I want decided okay I really want to learn how to paint roses and I painted a lot of roses and a lot of boards like this and you can do it you can do it anybody can do it believe that you can do it and then you can do it if you don't believe you can do it it'll translate right down into your brush and you'll never do it and yes you your roses will be different than mine of course I paint her every single rose different I can never emulate it again but it you know you can do it now what do I got to do here what do I tell you in all the roses I see them as shapes of three three circles here okay so here I'm putting tight little turns here that gives the center the next thing I've got to do is divide up and I can imagine where the bottom of the bowl is that's one of the the most primary elements of the Rose once you can find where the bottom of that bowl is that starts setting put it in there with some shadow that starts to suggest the shape of the Rose there you start to see the Rose you see the center you see the bottom of the bowl you push in and out just a little bit to give some of that growth movement in and out and you already start to have a rose okay so let's take a little deeper red violet and this just add a little deeper core dark right down in there just because that's working really well with that one here and let's add some of that right in here we'll have a a little bud shape of this one let's put a little red just a little shadow red here and I'm gonna sense if it's a bud shape I'm working more in an oval shape like that so I'm working that oval that oval there and let's just drop that in and you can see you can you know by doing it like this you can get this real dark almost watercolor look to it quite a different look to the roses and I normally paint here and so I'll probably be very cautious with some of my lights I might do it mostly with dark let's take a little a little bit of our time green into that red violet we make a deeper rich green here that we can use to suggest some of our stems and stuff for our roses here coming out this way may be a stammer – sometimes I'll toss it I really like to have a little burnt sienna and that's sometimes a nice it warms it up and see it gives a little bit different color there and so this warmth will play nice inside this painting here right now let's just put some stems and like I tell you one of the crazy little things I like to do is I always like take a little burnt sienna and add a thorn or two just a little triangle shape there just with the chisel of the brush just a thorn or two there just like I just think that that just adds a nice little visual break there for where some of that let's take some of that green here and let's just casually suggest out here a leaf maybe right there and you can do a lot of the China painters and this is actually starting to look like a china rose the china painting roses so the china painters they do a lot of the shape of the outside of the rose here with like the shape of leaves and everything else like that they are doing what we call negative painting using the background to paint and an object here so let's pull we can pull through soften that out here again and I'm gonna restate that because I got that color there so I'm just gonna restate that a little softer out like this and let's just go ahead and pull in what I'm doing is imagine the leaf and pulling in towards the center there like that so I'll give a little bit more of a leaf structure to that one let's leave this more as a rose right here maybe pull around like that see I can just pull around and I'll lift off some of that and it'll take some of that warmer color and I'll starts to make like a little rosebud and let's give it a little leaf back here or a little greenery right out here which will that little bit of green right here will define the outside edge here of this of this little rosebud here so we can see we don't need very much and you can start to see where the outside edge of that little rosebud is let's put up a bit of burnt sienna into this green just to change it up I don't like to always paint the same green and I'll change it up warm it up a little bit and let's paint let's imagine where the back edge of this Rose is here and we'll use some of these greens just to suggest the edges here and we'll pull out and maybe this is just other little leaves and and stems and stuff there but that helps that rose you start to see some more of that rose there and maybe we'll you know we can actually use this to kind of sketch and draw the edge of our our rose there like where it might be negative painted negative put some color in here negatively here it means I'm painting that the actual edge of that petal of that rose there with the background here of my grains and my leaves and stuff like that so let's take a bit of that green some of the red violet in it to cool it will come right down into the center in here and we'll drop just a bit of that nice dark some more red violet into that right down in here into the center there's a bit more greenery maybe there's a bit of that right down here at the base of this and see I've got to move fast I'm just what I'm doing is imagining the outside of the rose taking the stroke and pulling it out like this and so I'm negatively what I'm doing we say negative because I'm not using a color to paint the Rose I'm using the background here so I'm just imagining where that rose would be in that particular part of the painting and I'm letting it come out that way okay so now I've just you know you don't see me clean very often by brush but I just pick that up because I want to go back more to some pure color some pure red violet and some naps on red light here and I had that green in there and that would cool it off really quite a bit so I'll take a little bit of this red here and let's come out and just add a little bit of that as I don't want to get it I don't want to get it too toned here let's just add a little bits of that out here to some of the some of the tips out here of these rose petals out here so they see a little bit of the other so coming out of that cool they should pick up a little bit of a war slightly warmer red tone into the rose and so that's what we add into that right now and you can leave it like this just coming into these Reds like this and without adding any white and you know and what you're into is very much a rose that that takes on a China painting look to it here and you know this is how we do it we do the Heritage porcelain technique this is how I go through and paint porcelain style roses and so we have a whole DVD series on that if you like that that type of look here and so I'll just push a little bit of that in there like that take some of that off keep that soft little sparks of color that's in there but I'm gonna build this just a bit here so we're gonna build it a little bit positive here with some we'll take a little yellow oxide a little white and a little bit of our red here nice little kind of a soft pinky wipe here so yellow oxide white and and a little bit of that of that natural red light here and I'm gonna build this just a little bit positive here so you'll see a little more contrast come to the Rose here so I'll take a few strokes of this nice powerful light color maybe a little bit here off to the side and I'll let it just kind of fade out and die over to that side now what I'm gonna do is wipe my brush underneath this I have that shadow so I'll lift some that light off here like this because I'll leave that light just right up there by the tip of that petal right up there I don't need it anywhere else so I'm gonna come out here I'm gonna strike the edge of that petal here and I'll strike the edge of that petal there like that and you can wipe the brush and pull in like this which gives you the motion in towards the in towards the bowl of the rose or you if you want more shadow out you can lift out like this leaving just the tip of that petal out like that so I do both both of you give you a different look sometimes I leave both of them in the into the Rose let's come out here and push that one in and put the color on it then this lift off some of that in the motion that I want that angle of this petal to come out here maybe take a little more light let's just go a little more pure white here and just strike on a petal or tour just a motion of that petal let's put on let's imagine another petal like right in here and so I just take that and I de strike that heavy color there now it's not painting the petal as much as putting on some color and then what I'll do is I'll just kind of lift this off to what I want that petal in the rounding motion there of the bowl so there comes to the bowl there of that one and put a little expand that one up there just a little bit and I think I'll strike another really light petal now see how heavy that paint is another really light petal right there like that wipe my brush and then kind of curve lifting off the slightly curved just lifting off that gives the movement to that petal just lifts off a little bit of that right there and you see that you know you see that row starting to take shape they're starting to get some petals let's put a little bit of red and the pink together here and just add a little bit of moosh motion here inside that rose here let's add just a little bit of light out here to the outside wipe our brush and let's lift some of that off so they see just a bit of it that motion there you know what makes you what makes you a great rose painter into being able to see all these shapes is you got to do a lot of them you got a teacher you've got to do a lot of them you got a painting and paint them and paint them and sometimes they don't work and that's alright that's you know that's if they work all the time it wouldn't be fun and I really mean that if they worked all the time it wouldn't be fun it's you get you get more excited about something when a rose wow that's a really beautiful one well if you painted beautiful roses every single time it wouldn't be that exciting when you finally paint a beautiful beautiful one so there I'll strike that I'm gonna put a little bit of red and stuff in my brush this is another way to do it and I'll lift off with a little bit of the red in the brush so it starts to pick up just that little tinge of red in there as well so that works pretty nice let's restate this little part of that one right there just make that more towards the bowl there maybe even push this in and we might even just set another petal right there let's just take a little light just to set another petal right in there like that and lift off to that so I have two rows of petals here right there like that and coming out that works maybe a bit more white right here let's set another one right there and sometimes I just put in just nice move motion like that I just get some nice motion to the roses like that and I like that let's put it let's leave it kind of soft and red and push just some reddish light pink colored petals here we won't put a lot of white into this one down here we'll just kind of move it around put the suggestions of a few petals here suggestions of some stuff and let this one sit very very secondary to this other one here so it doesn't get so much light or anything like that it just gets a little color a little movement in and out put a little dark in your brush and lift out do you leave just a little light adds lift out in the direction that you want that petal to go put a little bit of our naps on red lighting our brush lifts off to the bowl so we have that bowl becomes more naps all red light like that just um we can add some more we can lighten it up again it might be a bit like we'll see here close up that edge there just get some nice rounding movement in there it doesn't take that much put that red back in the brush and lift some of that off here get to some of that just get some of that nice motion there let's edge of a petal maybe right there little red lift up lift up but now you have a little bit of a petal edge if you want it softer you can wipe your brush barely barely touch the surface and just pull down like that and that softens that petal into that into the rose itself into the bowl you can just pick up a bit on the ads like this and add just a touch up to that in there just to get a little difference to that rose and that's kind of pretty that's that one's turning then and the thing is now this I paint roses for differences I paint roses so that they look different so they get different looks too so here I touch a little bit and I'll pull down you know maybe a little bit of a petal opening up there but this one is gonna be so understated here I got that a little light so how do I get it I can lift off the shadows there or I can really lift off if I put a little bit of that red into that and just lift off and I put that little brighter spot of red right in there at the same time as I'm lifting that off and that looks nice let's put a little red right into there and now I have to decide I like some of that going on there you know do I want to have any more I like just almost the porcelain look of it too but do I want to have any you know lightness to my greens don't want to take a little hunter yellow and a little pine green make a lighter green here with some white do I want to you know spark up those leaves let's just see what it looks like just a bit of that lighter green into those leaves you know just uh it's a soft lighter green let's put just a touch of that into that and see it softens those leaves out a little bit because the backgrounds that got that lighter green in it and we can take and we can put in a little vein line into those leaves like that and then lift off from that vein line just lift off a little bit of this of this light and create some of the motion to the leaf like that see some of the the veining to that leaf there so it makes the leaf look a little different you can pull in a little more dark and make more of a shadow side and edge to the shadow side of this leaf just turn your brush onto its chisel and use it a little so you get some nice variation there to that let's put a little bit of that up here onto this one and you know some of the leaves have real jaggedy edges and if you turn the brush onto its into its chisel like that you can do that and notice how I I reload quite a bit for this you know if I'm painting the edge and then well only when I want it softer do I let the color run out and I'll let that color run completely out there let's put just a bit more bright on to that just to touch into that so a little bit of that green is kind of nice we'll play a little bit out here with some of that let's play just a little touch of that out there touch coming out little sparks of this green change it darken it down a little more pine green yeah let's just add a few little sparks of that around painting in a few other areas yeah small that rose down on that side there push the color in and out and you get that nice transparent look to the back of your petals then you can take that color back and negative paint again you know around the edges and you get this nice really beautiful transparent look to the back of your petals that's how you do that we'll just play that green around like this here let's play that play that green let that come in and so what really gives the interest and the look to that Rose is really that Center there I'm going to restate I'm going to come back and take a little bit of my red violet a little bit of my red and I'm going to restate right down here because I lose it just a bit what also makes that Rose is that bottom bowl and I'm just gonna restate the power of that bottom bowl and that shadow coming out there because I feel that that adds a lot to this particular part of the painting and I liked it at the beginning so I'm just gonna bring that right back right now this contrast of this dark and lift-off with this and pull out just a bit there set up some of that motion of that dark going in and out and you can do that you can even push back like this with your hand I do that a lot take it off go back and restate it again pulling back and I work that back and forth like that until I get to the motion that I want to have to that particular part of the of the Rose here so you know I'm just gonna we set this motion of that petal there as well we'll just set a little more light to that wipe our brush and set it right before the shadow is and just lift off just lightly like pressure just lift off a little bit to create the motion to that pedal maybe a chisel here you can see where another petal would be maybe we'll just pull down air ever so lightly to give a little bit of shape to that bowl on that side same thing comes out here a little bit of shape here but I like that deeper shadow down here I really like that will set just a few little motions or little chisels of the brush there to suggest some other petals but I like that deeper look to that rose that works really well so now you have a completely different type of you know baby you know do you want to put other things in there do you want get some burnt sienna some other colors in there that's all up to you you can work all different kinds of thing so here you have one slightly to the darker side let's take a look at what our little composition of roses will look like when we drop it into a darker frame that looks pretty nice and step back just a bit and so you have it here where we do a lot more negative painting on this particular technique so we you know do very little positive with the white so only towards the end but we do a lot of negative painting here with that setting up some different kinds of colors and color movements there too that their fun technique they're fun things to paint you know it only takes what twenty five minutes we're less than twenty less than twenty five minutes into this painting and they're so you can go pretty quickly you can practice some stuff and you can set some some different looks and try some different colors okay and we have a lot more for you we have a lot we're filming up a lot of these things because I do a couple of these every day and I look forward to seeing you me on some of those others and pull out some boards and just start just start putting that paint on start practicing those roses I'll see on the other videos


28 Replies to “Heritage Roses Quick Composition Painting”

  1. Orlando Pardillo says:

    Amazing…. Beatiful work of art.

  2. The Awesome Kids says:

    You have defiently helped me be able to draw roses and i just love how soft they look

  3. Rose Ann Sierra says:

    Beautiful thank you

  4. Hina Khan says:

    Wow…can you paint bell flower for us plz plz..

  5. Tess Lynn says:

    Just bought 3 painting sets (2 were duplicates) brushes, knifes, several books and everything else i might need.
    Move over teacher, this girl has confidence!
    (Ok not really. But it sounded good)😂

  6. حيات الحيات الحيات says:

    Veeeeeery very nice👍😘💓👏🙋‍♀️

  7. chrissycanvasart says:

    Beautiful Rose's, can I ask what medium your using, oils/ acrylics 🎨 👍 Thanks so much for sharing

  8. Olga Schoenfeld says:

    What colours do you use?

  9. Josee Leroux says:

    Remarquable impressionnant magnifique je ne me fatigue jamais j adore vous regarder faire j aimerais avoir votre coup de pinceau félicitation

  10. SDC says:

    You make it look so easy. Beautiful roses!

  11. Joanne Phillips says:

    I did two rose paintings in the last two days. I’m enjoying it. I’m running out of white! Lol

  12. Monarmy _ says:

    You are legendary, these are BEAUTIFUL pieces

  13. anshu kashyap says:

    Wonderful roses & great tutorial,thanks for sharing David.

  14. LeeAnne says:

    Just love how you achieve to paint detail without actually painting detail ❤

  15. Carla Neeleman-Stuifzand says:

    That is so true David. Over and over again. Thank you again, great video.

  16. Maryann Russo says:

    So beautiful. Thank you.

  17. Lu Peneva says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Your experience shows in the beautiful fluid way you paint. It's a real pleasure watching a master at work! I hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  18. Grażyna Kuc says:

    Pięknie ! ha,ha,ha , SUPER MAESTRO ! 🙂

  19. Svetlana K says:


  20. www.AbleEstateSales.com says:

    Very inspirational you are amazing! Thanks!

  21. Roxann Riley says:

    So beautiful. Your explanation and examples of laying down – then lifting off the paint…and the lovely petals it created! You are a great teacher.

  22. Jeanne M says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talent! Did you do this one with straight acrylic or globalized?

    I worked a lot on learning roses from your videos a couple of years ago, but went back to stroke roses to complete some signs for people – more decorative painting. I was really happy how the signs came out – but still want to get the knack for the style of your roses! Did a four landscapes with help from watching your videos, and I am so pleased with those – so is my husband and they are for his office. However, the roses continue to elude me:( I spent the entire last weekend on them – but not one good one, so thanks for the pep talk. Its those finishing petals I haven't grasped – will keep watching!

  23. ntali algoni says:

    So adorable and awesome thanks for sharing👍

  24. Anna Maria Quagliero says:

    Rose meravigliose , grazie !! 😊

  25. Patricia Blinkhorn says:

    This is lovely thank you, you make it look so easy…. 🙂

  26. Mary Haisch says:

    Just Beautiful David!!!

  27. TheGoodHeart1000 says:

    You are very gifted— thank you for sharing. You’re direction in this and your other videos have encouraged me to start painting again. I’ve decided to not let “busyness” of life get in the way of simple joys which to me is painting. Blessings to you!

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