- Create a painting of 1-3 roses.
- Investigate the forms and spaces inside the roses.
- To capture the gesture of the rose as if it were a figure.
- Establish a mood for the painting.
- (example: a “sad” rose vs. a “perky” rose)
- Work from life: Purchase rose(s) and watch Kathleen Speranza’s tips on how to set up your rose(s).
Kathleen Speranza, Adriaen van Utrecht, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Vincent van Gogh, Rachel Ruysch, Jan Philips van Thielen, John William Waterhouse.
Rose Drawings in Pencil & Charcoal
See how to draw roses with pencil and charcoal as preparatory drawings for oil paintings. Kathleen Speranza explains her engagement with roses as a figurative subject for her paintings.
Kathleen provides a comprehensive demo on how to set up the lighting and placement of the roses, how to sharpen & prepare pencil/charcoal supplies, and then how to draw a structural drawing in pencil, and a pictorial drawing in charcoal.
Rose Oil Paintings: Process & Vision
Painting roses can be not just a beautiful painting experience, but also one that communicates emotion and thought. This video is a discussion about Kathleen Speranza’s oil paintings, graphite drawings, and charcoal drawings focused on garden roses. In the discussion,