Painting Expressive Roses in Watercolour, a Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew course.

Roses in watercolour painting


Join fine artist, teacher and author Trevor Waugh for Painting Expressive Roses in Watercolour and learn how to use a range of brushstrokes and techniques to capture the flow and the glow of the most popular of all flowers. This Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew course is inspired by the world-famous rose gardens that attract thousands of annual visitors.

In this course, you’ll be led step-by-step through the process of creating your own watercolour rose paintings, starting with observing the basic formations and understanding the natural geometry of the flowers. The kit that accompanies the course includes all the materials you need to create a stunning expressive composition with Trevor.

What's included in the price?

Lesson breakdown:
- Introduction
- Meet Your Tutor
- Course materials
- Painting from Observation: Basic Rose Formations
- Painting from Photo References
- Composition
- Applying the First Wash
- Adding the Second Wash
- Pulling it all Together

Materials Kit includes:
- W&N Cotman Watercolour Paints in nine colours: Permanent Rose, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Gamboge Hue, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Violet
- Daler-Rowney Aquafine Brush – Oval wash ¾ inch (19mm)
- Daler-Rowney Aquafine Brush – Round Synthetic Size 8
- Daler-Rowney Aquafine Brush – Short Flat 1 inch (25mm)
- Saunders Waterford High White 300gsm watercolour paper
- The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour by Trevor Waugh

What you will need

- Paint palette with six or nine deep wells
- Lightweight water pot with handle
- Board
- Picture tape
- Roses from a garden


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users






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