How To Paint Flowers

Learning to Paint – Five Lessons I Have Learned as an Artist

February 18, 2013

Forty five plus years of painting have opened my eyes to so much. Yet I have only touched the tiniest tip of the iceberg when it comes to art, and painting, but yet there are a few lessons that stand out above all the others!  There are days when everything goes well and the paint flows from the brush like […]

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Painting Leaves – What To Look For

November 24, 2012

When Painting Leaves what do artists look for? Leaves are the accessories of the flowers and fruit that we artists love to paint. They usually play a supporting role with in any floral composition and provide us with opportunities to repeat and carry color for harmony and contrast. In any painting they frame the flowers or […]

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Focal Area:Raindrops On Roses!

November 24, 2012

What details can we add to help us create the best ‘focal Area’ in a floral composition? As we learn how to paint flowers we also learn more about making them stand out in dramatic floral paintings, we also learn that water drops or dew drops can add sparkle and interest like none other! These little […]

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Focal Area: Composition: Painting Flowers

November 24, 2012

Creating the Focal Area in a Flower Painting There are many things to think about when painting flowers in a composition. One of the decisions we need to make is how will be portray the flowers we have chosen and what ways can we add interest to the ‘Focal Area’ to make it stand out from the rest of the […]

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Glazing Techniques – Glazing A Painting – Transparent Color

August 8, 2012

Glazing Techniques used for painting flowers is a little like wearing rose colored glasses! When learning how to paint flowers, it is important to understand the painting techniques used to create  their brilliant colors and details. Have you ever looked through a pair of amber colored sunglasses and seen the world bathed in golden light? Glazing Techniques are a little like those […]

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Flower Paintings – Tulip Folklore and Legends

April 20, 2012

Tulip Flower Folklore and Legends may help with Flower Compositions: When learning how to paint flowers it is good to know the history of the flower or how the flower came to be popular. This can help the artist create a good composition to showcase the flower in the correct way. For example, if the […]

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Painting Flowers – The Tulip – What’s In A Name?

April 17, 2012

Painting Flowers – So how did the ‘tulip’ first get its name ‘tulip?’ Many artists who love painting flowers also enjoy learning the history of their favorite flowers. There is a legend for how the flower got its name. Here is but one of a few, but no one can be sure. Some believe that during […]

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Tulip, Tulips and More Tulips! The Beauty of A Single Flower!

April 14, 2012

Painting Tulips – Know the History of this Beautiful Flower… What is the first image you have when you hear the word Holland? We automatically think of the Tulip flower, correct? What is little known is that this radiant flower was first introduced to Europe in 1554 via Turkey and took Europe by storm during the […]

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Painting Flowers – Create Floral Compositions You Can Be Proud Of!

December 7, 2011

Our love of painting flowers can result in amazing compositions! Whenever we are painting flowers there are key points to remember. The success of our flower paintings depends on them. Here are two subjects to pay close attention to: Focal Area and Compositional Design. Regardless of the media you paint with, all successful oil painting, acrylic painting, and […]

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Painting Roses – Rendered In Different Styles

November 28, 2011

Artists love Painting Roses! Roses are by far the most popular of all the flowers that artists paint. From their tightly wrapped buds to their full blown reaching petals, they have been captured in every imaginable style and pose. The painting possibilities are endless and so are the styles. Here are just a few to demonstrate […]

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