Kyle Ma

Kyle Ma: Painting Roses


Video Length: 4 Hours 12 Minutes
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If you’ve ever created a floral painting, you know it can be challenging to get the details just right. There’s a thin line between clarity and clutter, and if you don’t recognize when you’ve crossed that line, it may be too late to make corrections.

The result? Cross the line into clutter, and you’ll have a painting you aren’t satisfied with … and certainly don’t want to show off (and forget trying to sell it!).


Here is a bit of what you’ll experience in this video:

  • Do THIS to make every single brushstroke purposeful
  • Best-kept secrets to toning your canvas (do it this way, and you’re off to a great start!)
  • The “danger zone” of floral paintings ... and the key to avoiding it!
  • See shapes better by using this SIMPLE solution
  • The RIGHT time to intentionally make a “mistake” (critical knowledge for every artist!)
  • The BIG thing you must do BEFORE you make any changes to your painting
  • EASILY make a DISTINCT separation between flowers (you won’t believe you didn’t already know this!)
  • Refine shapes and make your pattern stronger (Kyle shows you, step by step)
  • Do this FIRST, and save yourself a lot of time and frustration later
  • When is the RIGHT time to add the finer details? (Nope, it’s not then … or even then!)


Kyle Ma offers a fresh perspective on painting florals, and we’re proud to partner with this up-and-coming and celebrated young artist. In this instructional video, you’ll see clearly how you can design and create a scene where it’s not just about the flowers.

Working from both a color study and a photograph, Kyle begins by asking an important question: What are you drawn to the most?

From there, he’ll show you, step by step, how to find the answer by considering every aspect of your painting — composition, drawing, values, shapes, edges, color, texture, and overcoming the challenges that are inherent to florals.

Though Kyle demonstrates a start-to-finish floral painting for you here, his logic and technique is something you will use in every painting you create. We’ll warn you, though … don’t be surprised when you watch Kyle in this video and suddenly feel the urge to bring floral paintings back into your life (or maybe even try them for the first time!).


This video is definitely for you if you want to:

  • Paint florals and still lifes with the detail that breathes life into the objects
  • Introduce beautiful light into your paintings
  • Avoid drowning in too many details
  • Maintain accuracy while still painting loosely
  • Achieve a more natural look
  • Adjust the scene to bring out only the best


With over 4 hours of instruction, you’re sure to gain new knowledge and skills that you’ll be able to use right away, whether you’re a first-timer, a bit rusty, or an old pro with florals.

Let’s face it, the best landscape painters have nailed painting florals, and it’s a must for you if you want to be taken seriously as a plein air painter. This is just the instructional video you need to really see how florals are done … and done very well!


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Terry Aley
Good for Learning Floral Painting Basics

This is a good dvd to get a handle on rose painting, which can be one of the most difficult types of painting (at least in making them look impressionistic instead of "folk art-ish.") It's a simple color scheme, which is always good. He has a good handle on "edges" in his paintings, which was one of the reasons I wanted to see it. The video is a bit long and he corrects things as he goes. So it's not one of those painting videos where every stroke is exacting. I think this could be good or bad, depending on whether you want short and to the point, or a longer journey where you can see how mistakes are adjusted. If you find Daniel Key's floral painting videos a bit too lofty, this video might be easier to handle.

Michael Gutierrez
Great Demo

Kyle Ma is such a wonderful artist and I thoroughly enjoyed watching his demonstration. His floral paintings are spectacular and I look forward greatly to seeing more of his works!

Ken Goshen

A great video for every floral painting enthusiast! Highly recommended.

Joyce Snyder
Praise it highly

He is knowledgeable beyond his years and able to communicate what is important in this very worthwhile video. Thank you for including him in your library.

Linda Olsen
Inspiring lesson on floral painting

If you want to know what it looks like to paint an extremely nuanced image in lower intensity color, this floral dvd is for you. Along the way, Kyle gives some of his insights into his thinking, how he approaches his paintings and general observations that might make a beginning artist or intermediate artist feel better about their art journey on one of those discouraging days.