How To Paint Flowers

Paint Flowers in Watercolours

November 24, 2011

Understanding transparency is the key when you wish to paint flowers! The beauty of flowers often lies in their amazing color and details. Just like bees, we’re often drawn to a flower because its vibrant color attracted us. In watercolors, we rely mostly on the white of the paper and the transparency of the the paint application. […]

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When I grow up…I want to be a Flower Painter!

November 17, 2011

Since the dawn of time, artists have be attracted to painting flowers. There is something captivating about these floral subjects… their colors, shapes, variety and textures tug at our artistic sensibilities. Their short lifespan seem to beg us to paint their portraits as they beckon us to hurry…”quick…capture my beauty before it fades away!” We […]

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Tips For Achieving Rich Colors in Your Paintings – Glazing Techniques

November 13, 2011

If you want to achieve rich vibrant color, glazing will help you do so. Because glazes are applied in several thin layers, the artist can slowly build color intensity and achieve the richness that translucency and depth of color can provide. With glazing, the  possibilities are endless, but knowing when to use a glaze is a […]

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Painting Flowers – White – Yes You Can Use it After Labour Day!

September 5, 2011

White should never be seen after Labour day!  Thank goodness this fashion rule doesn’t apply to art, painting flowers and home decor! We would really be in trouble if it did!  Artists and Home decorators approach white from different perspectives. For the artist, the bottle or the tube of white paint is a lightening agent. Not seen as a […]

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