See how you can use layering to paint a rose with oil on this step-by-step tutorial.
Here are some of the steps you can take to make this painting.
So, how to paint a rose with oil step by step:
Starting with a flat colored underpainting has many advantages:
Drawing an outline with a pencil crayon. Drawing an outline with a pencil crayon.
It will unify the colors of the painting by adding a bit of the same underpainting color everywhere
You don’t start with a scary blank canvas
Some of that underpainting color will show in places throughout the painting.
Red, orange, and blue are commonly chosen colors for underpaintings.
Let this first layer dry completely.
Then draw an outline of the flower you want to paint with a pencil, on top of the dried red paini.
Then I redraw my outlines with a thin brush and white acrylic paint.
Then, once you are satisfied with your drawing, you can go over these outlines with a thin brush and white paint, so your drawing is more visible for the next steps.
I start to paint with contrasting colors, here white in the darkest areas drawing on canvas, I start to paint with contrasting colors, here white in the darkest areas.
One of my favorite techniques to layer acrylic is to start painting opposite colors, for example, the areas painted here in white are going to be the darkest areas in the final painting
Keep adding contrasting colors until you painted over most of the canvas.
When all the contrasting color layers are dry, I start painting with the local colors as I see them on my reference picture. Here I did pant red where I was seeing red on my picture.
In the same manner, I am painting yellow and orange where I see them.
Keep adding layers of the local color. Now the painting is too dark, time to add a bit of light.
glazing white acrylic and medium. Here I add some white, diluted in medium to bring back some light. Here I add some white, diluted in medium to bring back some light.
Apply a white glaze ( white acrylic mixed with medium) where you want the colors to be lighter.
Keep adding layers until you are satisfied with the colors and the contrast in your painting.
Also, you can see more pictures of roses and other flowers made in a similar technique.