Aug 03

Capture the Spirit of Autumn Roses – a Chinese Watercolor Painting Tutorial

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This is a 35 minutes tutorial on the subject of autumn roses. Although roses bloom all year round I most like to paint them in the autumn just before the winter pruning. Another good time roses appeal to me is the first flowering in early spring. But I favor the autumn roses much more because the long zigzagged canes and rich color of the falling petals in autumn wind.

In this lesson I try to teach beginners how to pain rose in a fractal expression manner with repeating triangular petals. By combining these basic strokes with the colorful autumn rose pictures in the background I hope to inspire you to paint roses in free style Chinese brush painting.
If you haven’t tried Chinese painting, please visit http:/// to get the basic set of three Chinese Painting brushes that I used in this painting, some rice paper, ink and Marie’s Chinese paints. I will be very happy to answer any questions you might have about painting roses in free Chinese watercolor style.

Thanks for watching!


Duration : 0:35:36

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  1. blueheronarts says:

    I use Marie’s …
    I use Marie’s Chinese painting colours. For the pink roses I used Chinese white, carmine, rouge, also rose, peony red.

  2. blueheronarts says:

    BlueHeronArts …
    BlueHeronArts online store.

  3. Lw88ful says:

    What are the basic …
    What are the basic colours you use in painting roses?

  4. Lw88ful says:

    did you said it is …
    did you said it is a magic cloth that you use to practice painting? where ca we get this

  5. dina5710001 says:

    du malst supper! …
    du malst supper! awsome , amazing.

  6. olgasoo1 says:

    Thank you very …
    Thank you very much Henry Li !!

  7. 133333333100 says:

    الفرشاة التي …
    الفرشاة التي سيتخدمها غريبة,تخزن اللون ومن ثم تفرشه رويدا رويدا,فرشاة غريبة لم ار مثلها في الأسواق

  8. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you!
    Thank you!

  9. irondawson says:

    Thank you Henry Li
    Thank you Henry Li

  10. Salfordian35 says:

    I really enjoy all …
    I really enjoy all of your work Mr Li, You have sparked an interest in my for Chinese brush painting, I have already ordered 7 Piston brushes from your ebay store..
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us..

  11. ongbe says:

    are u holding and …
    are u holding and using the the brush with the right fingers?

  12. Lanteyah Aribel says:

    Oh my, this is …
    Oh my, this is beautiful

  13. lindaag0 says:

    Great, I look …
    Great, I look forward to seeing how that is done whenever you get the chance. I like it when just a simple color(s) are used with mostly ink painting otherwise. I sent the links for all your rose videos to my sister who I hope will be inspired to try brush painting (she likes roses :).

  14. blueheronarts says:

    Merci pour vos …
    Merci pour vos commentaires! :-)

  15. leisititine1 says:

    J’aime beaucoup …
    J’aime beaucoup tes nouvelles vidéos avec arrère-plan!C’est encore plus vivant!

  16. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you for your …
    Thank you for your question and thank you for sharing it with everyone you know who might like to watch it.:-)

  17. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks for your …
    Thanks for your appreciation.I am new to this old Hollywood trick.:-)