Watercolor Rose Demo from Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Pink Petal Extravaganza

Bangkok-based Thai artist Adisorn Pornsirikarn is known for his incredible watercolor flowers. He works on both large and more modest scales to capture his blooms and blossoms. In this watercolor rose demo, he shares a bouquet of pinks. You could say he harvests a riotous garden — from first blush to princess pink — with the stroke of a brush.

Adisorn Pornsirikarn’s work is also gorgeously featured in Watercolor Artist magazine. Get your copy now! Discover how this rising star in the watercolor world uses the medium and his tips for the ways to make your best work yet.

Watercolor Rose Demo

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 1

Working wet-on-dry, I establish an atmospheric coloring overview. I concentrate on the dynamic balance of the shapes, the spacing, the darker tones in the center areas and the highlights in the lighter areas.

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 2

I load my brush with quinacridone scarlet. I work wet-into-wet to accentuate the floral shapes and soften the petals’ edges and angles.

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 3

I add detail to the smaller petals by applying strokes using a smaller brush loaded with more quinacridone scarlet. I then glaze the petals with quinacridone magenta (rose violet).

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 4

I use translucent orange, quinacridone scarlet and quinacridone magenta to create the background. I paint the leaves using sepia green, permanent green, sap green, shadow green and cerulean blue.

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 5

I fill in the buds and group the branches and leaves together. This helps to eliminate some of the petals’ hard edges.

Watercolor rose demo by Adisorn Pornsirikarn

Step 6

I use a spray mister to keep the paper moist and eliminate a fussy background by observing the negative areas. When the paper is dry, I glaze the roses using a wet-on-dry technique and emphasize the light on the roses in the center of the painting.

The Reveal:

Final Blooming English Roses by Adisorn Pornsirikarn (watercolor on paper, 29½x21½)
Final Blooming English Roses by Adisorn Pornsirikarn (watercolor on paper, 29½x21½)

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