Paint the Double Knockout Rose with Sarah Roche

Updated: Jul 24

Join in with Sarah Roch, botanical artist, teacher and founding Director of the New England Society of Botanical Artists in the USA, as she creates this Double Knockout Rose. Filmed on 23rd July 2020.


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Print out:

Print image so that flower is approx 8 cm square, then trace and transfer it onto HP paper before the session, carefully and accurately marking edges of each petal

Materials Required:

Brushes • 2 x round pointed brushes (I like sable brushes) • I use Raphael 8404 No 4. You could also try Rosemary &Co Brushes Series 33 No4  • 1 Short flat soft nylon brush - chisel blender No 2 - should be small or Billy Showell eradicater brush 

Paper • Hot pressed Fabriano Artistico  or similar or any smoothish Cold pressed paper  • Tracing paper  Watercolor paints • I use mainly Winsor and Newton Artists Quality  - Permanent Rose - Quinacridone Magenta - Scarlet Lake - Ultramarine Blue (Daniel Smith) - Winsor Blue green shade - Winsor Lemon - New Gamboge - Burnt Sienna( Daniel Smith) - Raw Sienna ( Daniel Smith )

Other materials  • China palette or plate for mixing • Soft white paper towel or white cotton hanky • Putty eraser • Staedlar white eraser • Graphite pencils H and HB

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