Learn Watercolor Painting: Simple Roses

Cynthia Massey Parsons shows you how to create three beautiful rose watercolor paintings for your home.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Many aspire to be an artist, but lack the knowledge of where to begin or what to do once they've begun. Now, with this simple and easy-to-follow course, anyone can produce lovely works of watercolor art for their home, for their friends, their family, or even to sell. In this course, you will learn everything from drawing your subjects, to painting them, and even down to selecting the proper mattes and frames for your finished works. Also with this course, not only will you be able to make a piece of art - you will complete your course with four distinct pieces of watercolor art! If you have ever wondered if you could produce art, or ever desired to try, this course is absolutely for you!

What are the requirements?

  • No specific requirements here, other than a desire to learn how to paint and a little patience. We'll cover all of the starting materials and everything you need in our Watercolor Supplies video!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basic supplies needed in almost any watercolor painting project.
  • Draw/trace a series of three lovely flowers (red rose, yellow rose, and peach rose).
  • Paint, with watercolors, a series of three roses (red, yellow, and peach), suitable for framing in a home.
  • Understand the basics about selecting a matte and frame for a series of four stunning, hand-made paintings.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone who has a desire to paint or loves to work with crafts. All you need is patience! If you are an expert watercolor painter, this course may be a bit elementary for you.

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Section 1: Basic Supplies & Expert Tips

This lecture shows you everything you need to know in terms of all of your basic supplies for watercolor painting - for this or any watercolor painting project! Also, you'll pick up some nifty tips and tricks that you probably won't find anywhere else. When you're done, you have everything you need to begin!

Section 2: Tracing & Drawing Your Subjects

This lecture takes you through, step-by-step, and shows you how to create a pencil drawing of a subjects, much like the ones that you will need before beginning to paint in Section 3. These drawings are done using a nifty technique that utilizes tracing and carbon paper, which saves a ton of time and effort. Once you have your subjects drawn and/or traced, you are ready to put paint onto paper!


This lecture shows you how to trace an image onto your watercolor paper using a light box. You could also use a window with sunlight or artificial light shining through it. Likewise, a glass table with a light under it works well as an improvised light box. This is a supplemental lecture that merely shows you another method for tracing your subject prior to painting - it is not required. However, like Lecture 2, once you are done with this lecture, you should be ready to begin drawing your subjects (using whichever method you prefer) in Lecture 4.


In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple red rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 4, where you can learn how to draw a yellow rose.


In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a elegant yellow rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 5, where you can learn how to draw a perfect peach rose.


In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a perfectly lovely peach rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to the next Section, wherein you will begin painting your roses with watercolors.

Section 3: Painting Your Roses

In this lecture, you will learn everything you need to know to transform your drawing of your red rose, which you drew in Lecture 3, into a masterful watercolor painting. When you are done with this lecture, you will be ready to move on to Lecture 7 and begin painting your yellow rose.


In this lecture, you will learn be able to turn your drawing of your yellow rose into a beautiful watercolor painting. When you are finished with this painting, it is time to take Lecture 8, wherein you will learn to paint your peach rose.


In this lecture, you will begin with the image of the peach rose that you completed in Lecture 5 and by the time you are finished, you will have a lovely watercolor work of art. When this lecture is complete, it will be time to transition to the next section (Section 4) in which you learn about selecting matts and frames for your wonderful watercolor paintings.

Section 4: Matting and Framing

In this lecture, you will learn some of the basics of selecting mattes and frames for your paintings. Learn why certain mattes and frames work with some pieces and not with others and how to choose ones that work best. When you're done, you'll have selected mattes and frames for your lovely flower paintings and will have completed this course. Not only will you have learned to paint with watercolors, but you will also have created four works of art, ready to hang in your home, to give as gifts, or even to sell!

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Instructor Biography

Brainy Pixel Productions, Creativity Instructors, Traditional Arts, Digital Arts, Tech

Brainy Pixel Productions LLC., is a creative studio that specializes in creating original content that informs, educates, and entertains, all at the same time. We are experts in partnering with teachers, artists, and creative individuals from all over the world to produce and distribute digital content, courses, and instructional videos to students across the globe.

Representing over 20 independent teachers and artists--many of them award-winning and top in their own respective fields--Brainy Pixel Productions, is an award-winning studio that operates the DrawingTeachers website, which receives over a quarter million views a month and The HowtoDrawAndPaint YouTube Channel, with over 133,000 subscribers and 1.3 million views per month. Brainy Pixel also produces programs for television broadcast networks, such as The PicTrain, which is currently airing on TBN, the Trinity Broadcast Network, which is the largest religious cable network on the planet.

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