Painting a red rose in Watercolor


I’ve been taking a watercolor class for about six months from Gail McDaniel, a wonderful teacher who magically brings out the best in you. I’m still very much a beginner, and the first time I took her class I almost ran out the door at the end, when she had everyone bring their work up front to critique. Now it’s my favorite part, not only to get great constructive criticism, but to see what everyone else is doing. There are beginners in the class (“newbies”, as Gail calls us), and people who sell their art, and everyone in between.

Today I finally tried to paint a red rose. I painted from a photo I took last year. I still have to put in a background, but I think I like this one.

She’s a very talented artist, and in addition to teaching tons of people in Nashville and all over the world, she does commissions and beautiful work herself. Check out her website…

Gail McDaniel Art/

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  1. I keep thinking I should try another medium, because watercolor is so HARD, but I love it so much I’m going to stick with it for awhile.

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