Is this course for you?

Yes, if you want to learn secrets to creating dreamy rose paintings filled with light, color and romantic energy.

A lifelong artist and lover of floral gardens, I am probably best known for my ethereal rose paintings. Before COVID hit, I was regularly tutoring artists who wanted to learn my techniques. Now, I've created a self-paced course to bring my knowledge and expertise to you in a way that allows you to refer back to again and again, and enjoy forever. In my course you will find three full-length demos in which I created rose paintings from start to finish. You will learn what colors I prefer, which tools are best to achieve the results you are looking for, and how I create paintings full of atmosphere with roses that feel integrated into the backgrounds and foregrounds. Each of the three paintings is created in a slightly different style, so you will learn new things from each one. I've also included a bonus tutorial with both video and downloadable PDF that will show you step-by-step how to create a single white rose. This is an acrylic paint course. It is recommended for Level 2 and up. Beginners will benefit from my course "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art" before taking this course.

The dreamiest roses...

created by YOU.

I'll teach you my techniques using paint brushes, palette knives and water soluble wax pastels...there is even a video about adding metallic gold paint for extra shimmer.

Watch me create magical, decorative rose gardens every step of the way.

Each video shows an overhead shot of me painting. You'll be able to watch and learn as I show you my process from start to finish using acrylic paints and water soluble wax pastels.

In this photo I am using a water soluble wax pastel to add marks and details to the painting.
Kathleen Rietz painting a pink rose demo with acrylic paint.

Course curriculum

    1. How to Load a Palette Knife

    1. White Rose Step-By-Step Reference Guide

    2. SPECIAL BONUS VIDEO: White Rose Demo

    1. Examples of Rose Style for Pink Rose Bouquet

    2. Pink Roses Bouquet Demo: Video 1 of 4

    3. Pink Roses Bouquet Demo: Video 2 of 4

    4. Pink Roses Bouquet Demo: Video 3 of 4

    5. Pink Roses Bouquet Demo: Video 4 of 4

    1. Purple Rose Garden Demo Inspiration Sheet

    2. Purple Rose Garden Demo: Video 1 of 4

    3. Purple Rose Garden Demo: Video 2 of 4

    4. Purple Rose Garden Demo: Video 3 of 4

    5. Purple Rose Garden Demo: Video 4 of 4

    1. BONUS VIDEO: Texturizing Your Canvas

    2. Reference Sheet for "Textural Rose Garden" Demo

    3. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Video 1 of 5

    4. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Video 2 of 5

    5. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Video 3 of 5

    6. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Video 4 of 5

    7. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Video 5 of 5

    8. Textural Rose Garden Demo: Let's Have a Little Fun!

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 26 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content
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Reviews of This Course

5 star rating

Amazing, challenging course

Becky Kluth

After following Kathleen for a while, I was so eager to learn how she creates such beautiful rose paintings. I have now created several paintings from this c...

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After following Kathleen for a while, I was so eager to learn how she creates such beautiful rose paintings. I have now created several paintings from this course, and also used what I learned to make some handmade cards and had 3 sets ordered by friends! I liked the course format, broken down into lessons and steps with great teaching by Kathleen. You can also see her palette which helps. It was fun to take and the additional Facebook group with excellent personal help and advice from Kathleen, and the opportunity to see creations by other members really makes it special! I am yet to complete the final lesson/painting but am looking forward to doing so. Really recommend this course!

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Love this course

Archana Gautam

I love this course and enjoyed a lot. Kathleen Rietz is a great artist and great teacher as well.

I love this course and enjoyed a lot. Kathleen Rietz is a great artist and great teacher as well.

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5 star rating

You really will love these classes!

MARGARET TIPPETTS

Kathleen Rietz is the most helpful art instructor out there!! Her courses are very detailed & easy to follow but what really sets her apart is the indiv...

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Kathleen Rietz is the most helpful art instructor out there!! Her courses are very detailed & easy to follow but what really sets her apart is the individual critique & follow up she does when you post your efforts on her Facebook page! This course is definitely worth the investment !!

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Romantic Roses

Alicia Rodriguez

Excellent

Excellent

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Romantic roses

beatrice lucbernet

Fantastic!! and Kathleen she is very helpful, great thatcher 😃

Fantastic!! and Kathleen she is very helpful, great thatcher 😃

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5 star rating

Great course!

Karen Arluck

Kathleen is an amazing teacher and artist. I learn so much from her about technique, composition, and color schemes. Her classes also include really useful...

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Kathleen is an amazing teacher and artist. I learn so much from her about technique, composition, and color schemes. Her classes also include really useful pdf downloads for reference. Highly recommend!!

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Fantastisch und sehr lehrreich 👍🏻💙

Gaby Skudelny-Furth

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Love this course

Archana Gautam

I love this course and enjoyed a lot. Kathleen Rietz is a great artist and great teacher as well.

I love this course and enjoyed a lot. Kathleen Rietz is a great artist and great teacher as well.

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5 star rating

You really will love these classes!

MARGARET TIPPETTS

Kathleen Rietz is the most helpful art instructor out there!! Her courses are very detailed & easy to follow but what really sets her apart is the indiv...

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Kathleen Rietz is the most helpful art instructor out there!! Her courses are very detailed & easy to follow but what really sets her apart is the individual critique & follow up she does when you post your efforts on her Facebook page! This course is definitely worth the investment !!

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Pink roses

janet scott

It was a great class

It was a great class

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See me mix colors on my palette as I paint.

Each video lists the colors I am using.

Paint dreamy backgrounds as well as foregrounds. I'll teach you to blend your colors softly and perfectly so that your paintings feel integrated and atmospheric.
Kathleen Rietz paints a purple rose garden using her acrylic painting techniques.

Learn to use a palette knife in order to build textural layers of paint.

This course comes with a video that will teach you how to load a palette knife. Then you will move on to a single rose demo (pictured here), and lastly you will learn to create 3 different rose garden paintings from beginning to end.

Kathleen Rietz paints a white rose using a palette knife in this video from her online art course.

What this course offers you:

  • Instant access to all material

  • Course never expires

  • 27 lessons

  • Nearly 4 hours of video content

  • Techniques: Roses, acrylic paint, mixed media, mark making, palette knife, color mixing, textures

  • Private Facebook group with teacher interaction

  • Downloadable PDFs

  • Language: English

  • List of supplies used by instructor

  • 4 Free "Romantic Roses" Painting wallpapers for your smartphone

Add some glimmer & shimmer!

In the final rose garden demo, I embellish the painting with metallic gold paint for a fun finish.

There are no limits on how creative you can be in this course.
Kathleen Rietz uses metallic gold paint to add some sparkle to a colorful rose garden painting in this art course demo.

Student Work

This is a variety of paintings posted in the Facebook group by students who took the course.

What kind of rose painting will this course inspire you to paint?

Are you ready to beautify your world with dreamy roses?

Once you purchase this course, the content is yours and never expires. Watch the videos, download the course PDF content, and join the Joyful Colors Facebook group.

My Joyful Colors Facebook group is a private group for my students to find support and guidance. Post your coursework and receive feedback. I love supporting my students and watching them learn!

Find your style.

Learn to find your own style and create beautiful rose paintings in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. In this course, I will guide you through 3 different techniques for painting roses inside beautiful, multi-layered environments. By the end of the course, you will be equipped to create beautiful artwork worthy of framing and hanging in your home.

The "Romantic Roses" course is yours to keep forever.

Once you purchase this course, it is YOURS to keep forever and refer back to again and again.

Need more inspiration?

I recommend my course "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art" if you are just beginning your art journey or art looking for a course appropriate for all levels that will spark fun and a new approach to your art practice.