I’ve become very interested in painting in the last few weeks, so I’ve decided to share one of my projects with you!
Here’s a bouquet of pink flowers I painted last night.
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes (a large and medium flat brush, small filbert (not pictured), and two small detail brushes)
Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint
- Raspberry Ice
- Poodle Skirt
- Blue Sky
- Green Curry
The first step is to give your canvas several base coats.
I used Blue Sky and my large, flat paintbrush to paint my canvas. I believe I gave mine two coats, but the more coats the better!!
Next, we’re going to add the tulip(ish) flower on the left.
Start by double loading the small, flat brush with Raspberry Ice and Poodle Skirt. Then, using mostly the tip of your brush, slowly wiggle up and down while moving in an arc. This should create the shell shape above.
Now, turn your brush so the light pink is facing up and paint another shell below your first one. Then, paint an oval shape to create the rest of the flower.
If you’re not satisfied with the way your flower looks, just keep playing around with the paint until you achieve something you like. That’s what I did. I kept adding paint here and there until I was satisfied.
Double load your brush again, and begin painting shells right next to each other. Keep going until you’ve made a full circle.
Once your outer circle is complete, create a smaller circle inside. I went over some of the shells several times before I got the look I was going for.
Now, it’s time to add the little five-petal flowers.
Using a filbert brush, paint five little petals in a circle. These are just like the flowers I used in my hydrangea tutorial.
These flowers are really easy once you get the hang of it!
I dipped the end of my brush in paint to create the center of each little five-petal flower.
The closed tulip is really easy to paint. It’s just a large teardrop with two points.
Once the majority of the flowers are painted, it’s time to add the stems.
I used the smallest detail brush and Scallion for the five-petal flowers and the larger detail brush and Green Curry for the larger flowers.
As I painted the stems, I added more little flowers to fill in the spaces.
I also decided to extend the stems to the edge of the canvas.
Now, we add the leaves.
Add leaves wherever you think they should go!
I used the smallest detail brush to do the light green leaves. The leaves are essentially two parenthesis next to each other. Like this ()
The bigger leaves are painted exactly like the smaller ones.
Once your leaves are painted, the project is done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Feel free to comment if you have any questions!