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Flower Painting Techniques

teacher avatar Yvette St. Amant, Published Artist

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10 Lessons (1h 52m)
    • 1. Flower Painting Techniques Intro

      1:35
    • 2. Flower Painting Supplies

      1:10
    • 3. Lesson 1 Magnolia

      12:36
    • 4. Lesson 2 Hibiscus

      12:04
    • 5. Lesson 3 Calla Lily

      12:29
    • 6. Lesson 4 Coccinea

      12:03
    • 7. Lesson 5 Lotus Blossom

      12:29
    • 8. Lesson 6 Sunflower

      13:42
    • 9. Lesson 7 Dahlias

      15:34
    • 10. Lesson 8 Peonies

      18:28
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I'm going to guide you though the techniques I use in my licensed and published floral art.  You will learn how to paint 8 different flowers using a variety of techniques such as watercolor (wash), acrylic, layering, blending, and highlighting.  I'll share some tips on how to get your flowers started with simple pencil lines that will help guide you in the formation of these flowers.  Very little supplies needed for this class.  Watch my into to learn more and see all the beautiful flowers you will learn how to paint.

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1. Flower Painting Techniques Intro: Hi everybody. Seeing them on here. A great class for you guys. I have had so many requests about doing a class like this for quite awhile and I'm so sorry, it's taken such a long time just for me to get this up and running, but it's here. And I'm so excited to start creating with you guys because this class is all about corals. And in this wonderful class we are going to be learning how to eat, eat, eat different flowers using the techniques that I use in my published and licensed R. So this is a very valuable clubs, especially if you love picked and plurals. And what's unique about it. There's eight separate lessons with eight separate flowers. And we're using different techniques out depending on the type of flower. So I'm so excited for you to join me. It is an acrylic class. So grab your acrylics. You guys can move right on to that supply list intro so that you know what you need for this class. And I can't wait to get started. Let's get to it. 2. Flower Painting Supplies: Hi, welcome to my flower painting technique class. And there's very simple supply list. If you've taken any of my previous classes, you have everything you need for this class and all the lessons within it. You just need some watercolor paper. I like to cut mine down to six by six. You can cut them down to any size that you want. We don't need a big pieces of paper for this class. You'll need a selection of acrylic paints you can use any color you want. Just make sure that you've got a green for those lovely leaves, a selection of a couple of different colors. I use pink corals and yellows in this course. If you want to grab some of those, go right ahead. Additionally, make sure you have a white and cream coloured paint. And I've got two watercolor brushes, watercolor and acrylic brushes. One is a size six, the others of size four. Grab a pencil, grab something to mix your paint in and have a bucket of water. And you're set, you are ready to begin the first lesson. 3. Lesson 1 Magnolia: So I'm going to show you how to paint and magnolia. And for this one, I'm just going to use a pencil so we could do a quick little drawing. So the magnolias have these beautiful big petals and I'm going to draw them in groups of four. So you can just start by doing a little circle as your guide, that'll be the center of the magnolia. And then we're going to do four petals off. So fin helps too. And I'm drawing really light here because I don't want the paper to or the drum to come through, but I'll do it a little dark for you guys. Ok, so I'm gonna do for parallels in this type of shape. So they meet smaller at the bottom. And then when I do the bottom one, I'm going to, I'm going to make it really wide and we're going to round it. So it's almost looking kinda up at us because they do kind of curve with these little peaks here. And then I'm gonna do another one over here. And it's going to be a little curved two. Okay, and then what we're gonna do is we're going to do one over top of each of these spaces. So typically I would do it quite light, but I want you guys to see. So with this one, again, I'm going to do it a little bit round because we're going to imagine the point here. Now if I were to erase, this is going to be the top flower petals. See that? Ok, so I'm going to do another one down here. And this one's going to be a little rounded too. The peak will be here. So we're going to erase this part. And we see our flower petal here. Whoops. I'm going to just kinda point this one, I bet. Okay. And then we are going to create our last two. And these ones, I'm gonna give a little point. Just like so. Okay, so we have our basic shape of the magnolia. And sometimes when I look at these, I just will make some li, petals bigger like this one. I think it should be bigger. For some reason. It just looks like it would be better, bigger, okay. And then with the magnolia they have beautiful little buds to, well, not little buttons there, big bugs. So I'm just going to do with one up in the corner here so you can see. So we're going to pick a point here. We're gonna have a little stem coming this way. So we are going to create one, but this way. A couple of just coming out, they almost look like tulips. No way. So we're going to have one there. And then we'll probably just end up doing a leaf. So I'm not doing this painting very big. The colors that I'm using, I think this is one of the most important things, is a light orange or peach out an off white. And then I'm using my choral, I've got them on the palate. And then one of my favorite greens as the Spanish moss. It's in the folk art. Okay, so now we've got our guides. I'm just gonna get my brush now, what I typically do is water down my paint just abet, just so I can get variations. And I'm gonna start with the back pedals and just get some color. So you can see when I water the paint down, I get these variations. I'm not going all the way out to the pedal here. Okay? So we're gonna do the same thing here. And it's okay if some of it is dark and some as light, it's all good. Because flowers were perfect and they do do that. So I'm starting again with the inner loop, just burning strokes out. Okay? I'm gonna do the same thing. Let me just rotate this to the last one. Okay, and we're going to do the same thing to the pod. And I'm not going to burn it all the way up. I'll do a couple, like in the center and maybe boat here. Okay, I'm just gonna rinse my brush. And I'm going to move to the peach color. And we're gonna do the same thing. We're going to water it down. And then we're gonna move into the inner petals. Same technique from the center and burn it out. And these are acrylics. I'm not using watercolors. Okay. So I'm going to do the next PEBO out a little more water if you need to dilute your paint again. And I'm going to rotate. And now we're going to our last petal. Okay? We're going to add a little bit of color now into. A little pod, just a little touch. And then what I'm gonna do is I'm going to now over the dark one, I'm gonna take the same peach and I'm just going to overlap and we're going to leave the tip. So let's let's do it on the bigger ones so you guys can see water down your paint. Make sure it's washing. Ok. And we are going to start about halfway up and we're just going to overlap a bet. We're not going right to the edge. Okay. You're going to leave the edge right. I'm just going to rotate as I go. Okay, a little bit more on this side, we're going to do this. So it's just going to be subtle and that's what we want because we want the abbreviation and the colors. And they're pretty okay. Now we're gonna take our crushed coral and we're going to do the same thing to the lighter ones. You want to really make sure your paint is watered down. And this time we're just going to start in the middle of the flower and we're just going to draw a line and we're going to start pressing. Ok, go from the same center and backup. So we're leaving the tips of white and see how light my pinatas. So from the center and move out. Leave some white on the edge. We're going to do the next one, the center and press out, leaving white along the edge. And the last one. Notice how I didn't add any paint to that one. Lookup pretty that's becoming Okay. So let's rinse off our brush. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to move to our cream. Now you can see how fast and simple this processes. Now what the cream, we're going to start, where it's white and we're going to repeat that process coming down. Okay, and we're gonna do these. Each pedal. A little bit too much paint here, but OK. And then the inner paddles, you'll come down a little bit more on the sides here. So this is an outer pedal. I'm just kinda doing the white spots. And then with the inner paddles, we're going to start at the tip and we're going to come down the sides. Just like so. Tips. Oh, I missed one here. Okay. And then the same thing on the little pod where it's white. Just bring it down. And then because it's so small, you can just get in there and wiggle a little white cap. Beautiful, that is in hell. Simplistic it is. Okay, now we're gonna get a little bit of our Green and we're really going to dilute it down. We want it nice and light and washy. And we're just going to stippled some little dots in the middle. So we kick it the center of our magnolia and just let that dry. And then we are going to get our stock and they're like little stem. And then we are going to do a little leaf coming off the bud. So when you're doing the leaf, what we're gonna do is lightly do a little stem and then you press down and let up again. You can do a little curve if you want. And then I'm going to add another side to it, doing the same thing. So easy, that is two strokes. So we can do another one up in the top. I'm just going to turn my page so I can do this properly and you can see, ok, so little stem. Press down and lift up. Okay, and then do the other side, press down and lift up. You've got too little leafs and your beautiful magnolia. So I'm just gonna go in with the green now that this has dried and we're gonna Schiphol put a couple of little, little, little dots in there for the center. Okay. And then once it's dry, that's if for your magnolia. Once it's dry, you can go ahead and erase your pencil marks, just make sure it's completely dry before you do that. But that's how you paint a beautiful little magnolia in the style of my art, which I call acrylic war. 4. Lesson 2 Hibiscus: Okay, I'm gonna be showing you guys how to paint a high best Gus. And I've got some colors on my palette here using a red violet. And I've got some Persian pink. I'm not going to be using this one. This is from my last one. I've got a little bit of yellow, some yellow Oxide, Persian pink, and then some green and my favorite green teases the Spanish moss. So if you don't have these colors, don't fret, just jam, grab coupled tones of one color. So you want a variation of pings. So a deep pink, light pink. And I like to use yellow because the technique that I use when I'm using my washes, they kind of all bleed together. So it ends up being beautiful. Actually, I'm a high best guess right outside of my window in my garden. So I'm going to be drawn that when it, and I'm not going to draw the high viscous front on. We're going to draw it on the side. And we're gonna do a bug that accompanies it too. So we're just begin with the little stem here, which kind of creates a V. And we are going to do a pedal coming out. And it's almost like if you imagine a triangular shape. And the next one that we have coming out will just be a big pedal coming up this way. So we are drawing the side. I'm just going to extend this a bit. So we're only drawing three paddles because there's five flower petals on the high viscous and the other two will be in the other direction. So our high viscous is facing this way and then we'll have the stem in the middle coming out here. I'm just going to let me curve it the other way. We're going to go as if it were coming up the center and just make a straight line. I'm just going to erase this because I don't want the pencils marks showing through. Okay, so here's our stem coming down. And then I do want to get, and a couple of buds coming up here. So with the buds just drawing a stem coming up. And you can just really just do a little bud shape like so. Now I'm going to make it a little bit bigger because I had best guess, but always shows a little bit of color. So we've got the green portion kinda overlapping. And then we've got the colored part here. And then I'm just going to do a little green bug on. This side. Okay, so first thing we're going to do is we're going to water down at our paint. And I'm going to start with the red violet and we are going to water it down. So always make sure your colors are watered down. And we're going to start with the back pedal. Now we're gonna move from the center and we're going to come up. But we are not going the entire way here. We're going to stop. Continue doing that along that flower and just stop. We're going to do the same thing on this side. I'm just going to turn my page so I can access everything cleanly. So from stem and just out to get some color. Okay. I'm gonna do the same thing to the middle now, I'm not going to get right against this color to begin with. So we're gonna go to the center and we're going to leave a little bit of white. And we're just going to come up like so. Okay, now I'm gonna move over to my Persian pink, some very bright color. Okay, we're gonna water it down. And what we're going to do is we're going to start on the edge now here. And we're going to bring it down into the deeper color. Okay, we're not going all the way down to the base though. Let's get a little bit more. Do this side. And then we're going to do leave a little bit of white, are going to do the sides. C, I'm leaving just a little bit of white. And then we're going to continue with the outer petal here and just bring it down into the center. Ok. What I like to do is since I used a little bit of my paint and there's not much left. I'd like to dip my brush into water and get it wet. And then whatever's left, I just kind of will smush over that white so I get subtle color. And then we're gonna go in with that Persian pink. And we're gonna do a little buds. But I won't do that one to this one. So I'm getting the Persian pink and then I'm coming in with my red Eilat. And doing the base, I've got a glob of paint there. Ok. So let's get a little bit of the yellow. Actually, let's start with the red known. Let's start with the yellow, sorry. Okay, I'm gonna do the stem. And then we're gonna go in with the read file that I want to get a little bit of red violet on the base and a little more yellow. And then we're going to do the Center and I'm just going to literally do little dots coming down. So you can see I have a little bit of the yellow bleeding with the red violet. And while I have a little bit of yellow from that on my brush, I can blend a little bit into my high best Gus. And I'm going to do that where the flower transitions. And what it does is just bring a little bit of that brightness into your high best GAS. Let's get the green. And while we do the stem and the leaves, we can let this dry and then we're gonna come in with a little more red violet to get some beautiful lines in there. Okay, so wash down your green. We're going to just start by doing little buds here. Just two strokes, get some color in there. Stem, stem coming down. And just color this in their stem down. And then we'll do a couple leaves. Now the high viscous have these little kinda jagged leaves. And we're just gonna do some baby ones here. So if you want to just do a little line to start with, and then we're going to come down and just kinda Jake, Jake dig, dig, dig did. So. Let's do another one here. Trick on one side, and then do a little jog on the other side. A little tip in there because they do have little tips. And I want to get one. Just coming up off here too. Little baby one. Okay, we're gonna give this a chance to dry up here. Came now that it's dry, I'm gonna go in with my red violet deep again. And I'm going to go over the pedal, come in and out. So we're gonna get a little bit of an overlap, right? So and then you can bring some of that color up into the pedal there. And then I'm going to do the same on this side. Groups just need a little more. Don't worry if you get a garb on like that, you can just scrape it off. So I push the base of my brush down where the water is just to get so I can get a variation that dark color here with the white. And then what I'm gonna do is up here, I'm going to bring just a little bit of that darkness into the centre. Okay, just like that. And then I'm gonna rinse my brush. If you wanna just smudge a little bit, you can. And then I'm going to bring a little bit more of my green up into the flour as their screen that comes up here. And then just drag it back down again. J, you can add another pedal to your little bud over here if you want. And then all you have to do is let this dry. And you can take your eraser and erase any pencil marks that you have if you are drawing your flower before you painted, just make sure that you're drawing it very lightly so that you don't see deep pencil marks coming out through the background, but that's up for your high viscous. Another little lesson on how to make Claros. 5. Lesson 3 Calla Lily: We're going to be creating a, some Calla Lilies, One of my favorite. And we're just going to let me just move my paint there for a minute. We're going to do a quick little outline I'm gonna do to Cal alleles. Now, Calla Lilies have this kind of bugle. Look to their minute. That's pretty simple. If you just create an outline and, you know, it doesn't have to be perfect because every calorie is very different. But what they do is they kind of fold into each other. So I'm gonna do a bigger one here and then I'm gonna do a smaller one off to the side. So these are going to be our little guides. And then after we'll get the little center in, their stem is pretty thick and straight, just runs down. And we'll see we might get some leaves in thereafter too. But that's my quick little drawing. That'll help you with it. Where to put the paint. I'm gonna get my paint. I've got a couple of colors here. The colors that I'm using is fire, coral. I've got like a masi, green and some white and a little bit of yellow. And you can use any color that you want for the flower. Just make sure that you have a green and a white. I have a little bit of yellow here cuz I might blend a little bit of the yellow between stem and the flower. So we are going to begin by adding a little bit of water to our coral or whatever your flower color is going to be. Okay, just so we have a watery consistency. And we're going to begin by just following the fold that comes down here and just burning it down towards the stem. We're gonna follow that same pattern. Can we just continue doing that? You don't have to add more water if you run out, then that's perfectly fine. I'm just gonna kinda outline the top where we need the drawing and coloring a little bit at the edge there. Okay, so let's do the same thing on this one. Again, get some paint on your brush. Make sure it's a watery consistency. And we are just going to follow all the way down to the base. And we're just going to repeat that. Okay, not picking up any new paint. So this one's a little bit darker and that's completely fine. I'm gonna take my brush that has some leftover pain and we are going to do the inside of this one. If you have no paint left on your brush, just dip your brush into water because you want it very, very light. And then we're going to add just a little bit of that yellow. And we are going to, whoops, I have a little too much there. I'm just adding water to my brush. I'm going to bring it from the stem up the flower, just in that little portion. I'll add a little bit more. This is where we're gonna do a little gradient with the green. So I'm going to take my brush and right where it's a white there, I'll add a little more green. And you can burn it down into the stem to okay. So let's get a little bit more of that pink to finish this part of the flower off. Just like so. Okay. Now we'll get a little bit of green so we can do the stem of the flower. So you want to water that down. This time we're going to start from the base and we're gonna come up. And we will just draw a little bit in to the other side of the flowery here. We're going to do the same here. I'm going to bring it to this side this time and just burn a little bit of that green. If you want your stem to be a little darker, you can add a little more. And I've left it lighter on one side. So it gives more of a three dimensional effect. Okay, we're gonna get a little more yellow in here so we could do the center of our Calla allele. They have these little yellow centers. My paintings a little dark. If you find your pages a little dark, you can dab it with a paper towel. Okay. And now I'm going to come in with some white and I'm changing my brush to a thinner brush. This is, I think, oh, this was a number four. So my mean brush, this one was a number six. This is a number four. And we're just going to add some little details here. I'm going to come up the stock. Let me move my paint out of the way so you can see and just run it along where the fool meets here. And I'm just going to bring in some of the little lines in here. Just kinda make it pop a little more. Give it some punch, give it some movement. So some little stripes coming down. And they are subtle and they are going to dry a little more subtle to. And then you can kind of bring some of that paint down. That adds a little bit of a glaze over your Cal allele. Okay, we're gonna do the same thing here, but what we're going to focus on mostly is the center portion. So we're going to come from where the fold is here and just move up to the tip. Just like so. And we're just going to be creating a little bit of movement. And then once you have your paint on, you can do your little glaze just to lighten that up. And then we're going to add a little bit of white. And we're gonna go on the RAM me here and just outline just to clean it up a bit. So whenever you're doing your drawing portion, you wanna make sure that you're doing it very light because as you can see, see how you can see my pencil line through. You don't really want to see that. And I tried to do it a little bit darker. So what you can do is you can always add a little white kinda glaze over that. If you want to try to get rid of the pencil, if you don't mind the pencil, then you can leave it. But it's very subtle. And then we're going to come in and we're gonna do a couple of those lines coming down the bugle. And then you can come in with your coral and deepen the base. So we start off with a little bit of a wash to get some nice translucency and color. And then you could come in with thicker paint and get more of the deep color in there. I always like to draw my color down into the stem abet. And I'll do the same thing on here. I'm going to deepen the inside person over here. Okay? Okay, we'll get a few little leaves and here now the leaves of the shallowly are very long and grass like. So. We are going to can you see my paint? Get a little bit of green paint, you're gonna water it down, get your washy paint. And we're gonna start up here lightly. And then we're going to start pressing a little harder all the way down to the base. Now they are a little wider than this, but I wanted to get some movement. And then I'll just straighten out with a line straight down. So it almost looks like they're folding. So let's do another one in between here. If you want to get one and behind you would just start at the top. Press. Just stop when you get to the flour. And then you can continue do your like we Venus. And then you can get a little more paint and just come straight down. Then you've got one in behind. And then let's do one more. On this side. We'll make this one really wavy. Oh, the chunk of paint there. Okay. So start light and then press come right down. And then you'll start at the top and just comes straight down like so my pretty I'm going to widen this one a bit, the bottom. And that's how you paint alleles. 6. Lesson 4 Coccinea: Okay guys, we're gonna be painting some Cassini's. So tropical flower. I'm going to be using my fire coral here. Same color I used for my calorie allele. Now these are very simple. Paintings, are flowers to pain because they only have six petals. And we can literally do them in little strokes here. So we're gonna do a little collection of them. First thing we're gonna do is start off with the first paddle. So we're gonna go wide and then, then we're gonna do the same thing on that side. Whoops, this one's a little too thin there. Okay, so we're gonna do six of these. So what I like to do is do three and then I'll come back and I'll overlap the other one about. So get some paint. Again, it's just two strokes and then you can fill in the central portion of S. Ok. And the third one we're gonna do here. And we're going to let that dry before we do the second layer. But let's do another one down here so we can get to, and so will repeat. So we've got one. And then I always kinda rotate my paper. 23. Ok, so now we need to let that dry. So once that's dry, We're going to take a little bit of white. You can walk your brush abet got some white on there. You don't want the White to be watered down. I'm just what my brush so it's a little more fluid. And then what we're going to do is we're going to start in the center and we're just going to burn a little bit of that white up towards the top of the petal. And we're doing this before we do our next layer of petals to do it on this one too little translucent, but we can see some of that weight there. You want to spread it out a bit. You certainly can. Okay, and then once that's draw I, we're gonna go in and we're gonna do our other three paddles. Okay, my papers dry. So again, we're going to come in with our flower color, which in my cases that fire Quirrell. And we are going to be doing our next six petals. Same thing wider at the top and bring it into the center. And do our last one. And then we're gonna do our little flower down here. Okay? And same thing, we're just going to let this dry and then we're going to come in with our White and do these paddles. Okay, my Pinto's dry, so I'm coming in with my white. And we are going to do the same thing starting in the center and just burning, pressing light and then firm and then just lift your brush up again. And just like that. Now while those are drying and before we can get the centers and let's just go ahead and get our stem. So I'm gonna get a little bit of green. Now. They grow in clusters. So I'm gonna do a bent stem. And I'm going to have one coming up here. We'll do a little button on it and just attached so you can Brin stem down. And you can just deepen that a bit. So the buds, sometimes they have these green buds that look a little bit like leaves all clustered together. And then you might get one that has just a little bit of green like this. And then what we're gonna do is we're going to add a quarrel little cylinder. So this coral cylinder is inside the green and sometimes you'll see just a little bit about Pico like that. And then their leaves are way down at the bottom. So if you wanted to do foliage around, you certainly can. But let's go in now with our white because they have yellow centers, but I want to get a little more white in the center just so that we can make the yellow pop. So I'm just taking some white paint and just getting some in the Centric and draw it out. And then I'm gonna take my watered-down yellow. And we can add some of that in a center like so. And then I'm gonna take my white. And they've got these little kind of arms shooting up from the center. And so I think there's three of them and sometimes they curl like so. So I'm going to do that. And both Google currently one, sometimes they just kind of shoot out in different directions. And then once I've got the white down, I can go in with my yellow and just go over it in the yellow just so we get a little him to that yellow there. If we just tried to do the yellow over the coral, it wouldn't show up. And that said if you want to go in with your green and just deepen in a bit and in some areas you certainly can. I'm going to do that. I like to do that just to get a little bit of depth. And there, sir, could Shaneea 7. Lesson 5 Lotus Blossom: So I want to show you guys how to do a lotus blossom. And I'm just going to add some deep pink here so we can use different color for variety. Let's get our pencil out and do a quick sketch. So we're gonna have these stems just come straight up from the bottom of the pons. Actually their roots grow in mud. And then these long stems come up in the water and the flower blooms on the lotus leaves around the lotus leaves. So we're just doing the stem straight up. And then we have these various petals that folds open, almost like little cups. So we're going to draw some of these. And they're all evolving in the center there. Okay, overlap. We can always erase that after just like so. And then sometimes they have like little, little kinda baby ones. And what happens is these are scooping around, like I mentioned, they're kinda like these little cups so the blossoms sit in them like so. Make this one a little bit longer. So it kinda wraps around. So I've got a little sketch here. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna get my brush. I'm gonna start with the deep pink. And we are going to start at the base of the flower. And we are only going to do, we're going to follow the base, the bottom of the paddle. We're not gonna do the top. And we're going to do that all the way around. Ok. Can you guys hear my dog panting? Another little one here. So my water down my paint a bit, but I do want some of that deep pink in there. And then when we get to the two middle ones, we're going to reverse it. So from the tip we're gonna come down. That makes sense. Okay. So come down either side, going a little more water on there. Just like so. And then what we're gonna do now is just. Get a little more water on your brush, so your brush is very watery, you just have a little bit of color. And then what we'll do is we can come down on the other side of the lotus blossom. And there's no need to dip your paint in the brush again. We're just going to use what is on the paper until we run out of water. And then what's nice, what's great about this is you don't end up overusing the paint and you get a really nice watery watercolor effect. And it's pretty simple. It was pretty quick. I'm gonna get a little bit of green here to do stem, like so. And then on the bottom ones I'm going to just print a little bit of that green out because it does kind of blend into those bottom petals. And what's nice is you can come in after with white paint and a really fine brush. And what I'd like to do is kinda flip it upside down and get some little flower beans in there. And it's nice because you're doing a watercolor technique, but you're getting some acrylic painting after to get a little bit of detail in those petals, which is nice. So okay. And I'm gonna make it a little bit more in. So pretty much as it might look like the white is going on really dark, but as it dries, it will lighten up, which is really nice. And it becomes less subtle. But you have that texture in there. Little beans of these beautiful lotus petals. And the sound of my poor dog just panting away. That's how simple was done. That's one of my favorite flowers. And I'm glad I was able to show you how I hope you enjoyed this lesson. 8. Lesson 6 Sunflower: We're going to be creating assembly flower unless lesson. And if you'd like to do a guide and draw a little circle in the middle. You shark can but you don't need to. It's just a little tip. Okay, so we're going to begin by making sure you have some yellow and green. And I might use a little bit of the coral for the center. We're going to water down our yellow. And we're going to begin with the petals of the sunflower. So It's just going to be two strokes. We're going to start out thin and go thick and then get a pedal on the other side. Let me add a little more paint to this. We're going to leave a little gap in between. And we're just going to move around our circle. If you did draw circles, move around the outer edge of the circle. If you didn't, We are just going to be creating a circle almost like the Mandela Effect. Okay, so continue this all the way around. Until you have your little petals if you want, you can make some kind of bend. So they're not all straight. Yeah, little more water here. Okay. And then what we're gonna do is just add some water to brush so that you have a really watered down. And we're just gonna start kinda creating a center while we let these little leaves dry. Okay? So I want you to have some white on hand. We're going to come in with our white paint. And we are going to put a line down the middle of each starting at the top. Are not watering down or white paint. So you're going to have P that is wet stoke, which is fine. You want that. Okay? And once you get your white down in the middle, you can start lending the paint down a bit. You're not adding any more toothbrush, you're just using what's there. And the reason why we're doing this is because we're going to be doing another layer and we want to create some depth. Okay? So our first layer of petals are done. We want this to dry completely. Okay, so what I wanna do next is add a little bit of coral around. The rim of this yellow circle, we're going to really water down our Pete. And we are just going to smoosh it around here. Now, you don't have to use coral. I just happen to have it on my papers so you can use a CNN are burnt on VR if you wanna kinda go brown or get creative and use an entirely different color, that's perfectly fine. Okay, we're going back to our yellow, these petals or dry again, we're gonna water it down and we're gonna get some pedals in-between. These ones, I might need a little more paint on this. Okay. So same technique to strokes. And this time we are going to get a little deeper into the center of the flower. Hey, can bring a little bit of that yellow down into the center. Feels like just to start building that center. And then what we're gonna do now is completely let this dry. Kn. Once it's dry, I'm gonna come in with little more of that coral. And I'm gonna make sure my brushes wet and I'm gonna start deepening the color in the center here just a little bit. And then I'm going to take a little bit of my green. And we're going to make sure it's water down. And we're going to get a little bit of green in the center where the yellow is and start leading it out to where the coral is. And you start creating that center. And then we're going to come in with our white. I'm going to use a thinner brush. This is my number four. Get a little bit of paint. And we're going to start just adding a little bit of definition to these petals. Just some little paint strokes to accentuate the pedals. And we are not going to go right into the center of what we wanna do is kinda of lighten up around the center of the flower, the sun flower seeds are so that and starts creating that round centre that we see. So you're gonna go around and do this to the petals. Now my weight pink is not watered down. And just using it straight out of the bottle. And then we're gonna go in with our coral. And we're just going to get some little strokes in here to mimic those seeds. Are going to start building the center of the flower. So I'd like to just start on the outer edge. And again, my pink is not watered down and we're just using it for the bottle. And I'm just dabbing my tip down into the center. Just making little markings and rinse my brush off. And we're gonna get a little bit of my yellow. And I'm going to add a little bit of yellow in between. And we'll see that the center just begins to start popping here. So when we use the paint right out of the bottle, it's more intense than the water down. So you get the different variation in tones of that one color without having to mixin White or other colors to get the deepness or the lightness of that tone when you're doing shadow. So this is just a technique that I like to use. It's a nice quick way of painting without having to buy a lot of pain. I'm just coming in with some Quirrell to widen lesson that I want the Center to be a little bit bigger. So you can always come back and add some more little markings. So select that. And then you can come in with a little bit of white and do some highlights. So you'll get a little bit of white in those areas in between the yellow and the coral. And it'll start making your center pop out. So I'm just using different strokes. So with the white, I'm just making little, almost like little polka dots and different sizes. And with the coral and the yellow, I was using tiny little strokes just so that it doesn't look like a polka dotted center. You've gotten a variation in texture. And so what I like to do is, you know, in this area I'll do less of the white dots just so that you can get the essence that the sun is shining on an eerie more dimension. And then you could have, you know, the white dots a little heavier in one areas. What i'm doing over here, see how it's just building that center. And I might bring a couple into the center here, but not too much. Oops. Okay. I think that's good. Oh, lost my brush. Okay, and then now what we can do is we can come in and draw our stock coming down. So I'm just gonna get some green and get my nice thick stem of my sunflower. And I think I'll, I'll get a little leaf going in here for you guys so you know how to do the leaf. So the leaf, we just come up to them and then press thickly. You can make it move and then draw your brush up at the m. So you get that leaf kinda shape. Can go over it if you want, you can double it to make it a little thicker. Okay. I'll do another one on the other side. I'm going to turn my paper a bit. So we're going to come up. Then press and raise the brush up again and then again. Like I mentioned, you can do a second layer efforts. A little too light for you. And there's our sunflower. 9. Lesson 7 Dahlias: We're going to be painting a Delilah for this one, Dylos. They have a lot of pedals and it looks very complex, but I'm going to try to do it in a way that you guys will be able to follow with me here. Now, we're not going to draw the Delilah, but what might help is it's a very round flower with these cup like petals. So we're just do like a light circle on our page so we have something to follow. And we're gonna get our number six brush. And I've got like a berry wine here, just trying to use a different color for you. We're going to water down our paint. So we're going to almost be moving around this circle like a Mandela. And we're gonna start with the outer pedals were going to be, you know what? Let me, I want to lighten this color bet. So I'm going to add white. I'm going to make your color. So it's a little lighter. We don't want it too dark. So I'm just mixing white with my berry wines. I must have a light pink. And then we will water it down from here. You get a nice wash. Okay. Perfect. Sorry about that. Ok. So we're going to begin the circles here. We're going a little bit outside the circle and we're gonna go light and just press down on our paper. We're going to leave a little space between. We are going to continue doing this all the way around. Okay, now that we're done, what we're gonna do, and the reason why I did it this way is we've just given our other little brushstrokes some time to dry a bet. And what we're going to do now is do the other side of the paddle. Now, I didn't add any paint to my brush because there is still some paint on these petals that aren't dry. And we're just going to widen the petals so they connect in that space between. And now what we're gonna do now is get our white paint, ok. And we are going to, oops, come back in those petals. This is a great, a couple step process and we are going to. Go over half of the pedal in our white. So they're just lines here. So our first ring up pedals are almost done. I'm going to switch to my little brush. We're going to get a little bit of that water down. Plumb, whatever color that you're using for your flour. And we're just going to yet a little stripe dividing the white and your color. To define these little petals, it's okay if the paint bleeds with the white. It'll be darker on some, it'll be later on others. But that's okay because that's going to help really give us some dimension with these petals. Ok? So we've got lots of dimension in these first petals. Now what we have to do is just let this dry so we can come in with our second row of pedals, k. Now this is dry. We're going to come in with our second row petals. So for the second rule, petals, I'm going to come in with my white because we want a lighter colors. So I'm there's a little bit a pink than theirs, but it's a lighter pink than what we use for the first row. And what we're going to do, whoops, same process is create pedals between the first row. So we're overlapping a bit. Now we're gonna switch to our little number four brush again. And I'm going to get a little bit of my dark paint. And we're gonna get some little centres of those pedals on there. So once we have our little strikes in there, I'm just taking a brush that's a little bit wet. There's no paint on it. And I'm going to just go over my paddles that I just made the centers just so it starts blending a bit and we don't just see these lines. And I know this is a bit of a process, but it'll be worth it in the end. You're just repeating the technique over and over. Okay. So let's let that dry. Now that that's dry, where going to go with our next color? So I'm going to mix some paint. I'm getting my color with a little bit of white. Okay, I wanted a little bit darker. We're gonna kinda go darker as we get into the center. So I've got dark rows here. And we are going to go in-between the paddles of the last row. Okay? So our next row is done. I am now taking my thinner brush. I'm gonna take white. And we're going to repeat by putting in these little white centers, like so. So I'm taking my brush, I'm just gonna rinse it off. It's a little bit wet, make sure it's not too wet. And then we're just going to go over top of it. Just to bleed some of that color. You're not adding any paint. There we go. Okay, now let's move onto our next color and we are going to be using our white again that has a little bit of color and it looks almost pure white. And then we are going to build our next layer. Again, you're probably, you're going to be using less pedals because the space is getting smaller. Your petals are getting a little bit smaller. And I know this is, the paint is really light. So it might be hard for you guys to see abet, but once I get the centers in, they should start to pop. So just continue doing this around. I met up here with my last one. I'm gonna take my thin brush and get some of that berry colour. And again, we're going to get our centers in. And then I'm gonna get my brush that's a little bit damp and just wash over it in a stroke. Okay, now we're getting close to the center here. So I'm going to mix up my next color, gonna get a little bit of my bury, a little bit of white. Just adding a little water here using some of those colored water. Okay. So I have my pink and again we're putting some strokes. Overlapping a bit to get our paddles in there. We're doing two strokes this time I'm just going to make the petals towards the center a little bigger. And a rinse my brush. I'm gonna get my little brush. Size score in, get some lines Center. Okay. We're just going to let that sit for a minute. Now, let's just start prepping the centre here of our Delilah. The ever really pale yellow centre. So what I'm gonna do is just a wet it a bit. And then I'm gonna take my yellow and I'm really going to dilute it because I want a super pale yellow, but I don't want to add white to it. So what I'm doing is I'm really watering down my paint. So I just have washy paint on my brush. And you see it. Ok. And then what I'm gonna do is just dip my brush in the water and dabbing on a paper towel just so it's a very subtle see how light that is. And we're just going to get some light, yellow in the center. And then you can also add a tab of green, really washed down green. And just get a couple little dots of green in there as well. Just like so, see how subtle and autos. And then we're ready to do our last little row of petals in the Delilah. So I'm going to be using my white, my pure white. And what I'm gonna do for this last little row is just make a little circles in between with my brush. Like so. And then this way what happens is because those centers really light. It's going to fuse those two colors together to complete this flower. See that? Oh, you know what we forgot to do? See, I forgot to do things is blend these. I think it's still wet so I can come back in and wash them. Well, there I made a mistake and I just showed you how you can fix it. Okay, and then what we're gonna do just to kind of pull this centre together is take our white and we are just going to outline the pedals that are behind the white that we just did. Just to bring it all together, see the difference. And just put a little bit of white around the edge. And then you can come back after you're done outlining and just blend it in towards the center of that. So it doesn't look like a complete outline. And I'm doing it quick. The paint is still wet so you can work at That's the key. 10. Lesson 8 Peonies: Okay, so for this lesson, we are going to be painting some peony. Now, P is, they're very similar to the rows, but they're more. Imagine a rose when it just starts to open, if you look at it from the top, but they're very round and bulbous. So I want to kind of start with a little strong and a few almost. This doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a little guide to help you distinguish the shape of the PMI because it has these pedals like if you can imagine scalloping and overlapping each other. So I am just literally doing this to show you the motion of what the PMI looks like. I'm going to paint over it just so that you guys can see. But if you wanna do a light kind of roundish guide to help you, I'm going to be using my choral and my creams. So I'm actually going to start with my cream, so it's going to be fairly light. And I'm going to start by watering down the pain Tibet and just following like a scallop shape like this all the way around my circle. And then I'm going to take some of my watered-down coral and I'm going to follow that cream shape just underneath and overlap. We're going to dip our paint into the coral again. And we're going to finish those petals off just by kinda bringing them down. Like so. And I know it's going to look a little bizarre. But we are building up the flower and we have to start somewhere. So you're gonna have darker paint at the bottom here. So add a little more of your pain to start doing around the base of the pedal. Ok, and then we're gonna rinse it off. We're going to dip our paint in the creme again. And we're going to do another layer of the cream while it's wet. It's all going to kind of start mushing. Okay. And then we're going to start kind of rounding out. And you're just using your brush the same way. Rounding out the flower. And then we're just going to take what's left and kinda smush it in the center. And I know it's looking like a blob, but that's okay. We've got to start with some kind of variation of color. So we're just going to let this dry. And once it's dry, I'm gonna come in with main yellow and we're going to start getting in the center of the PMI before we start building the petals up. So what we're going to do is just create some little yellow squiggles. Center the PMI. Okay. And again, we just want to let that dry. So once it's dry, I like to come in with a little bit of my cream and I'm not watering it down. I'm just using my cream paint and get in some additional little squiggles over the yellow. So you need to get a finer paintbrush. And you'll see now it starts building up the center of our flower. Just like so. Okay, so I'm gonna get my number six brush again and I'm going to start working with my cream color paint. And we're going to start building up some of the petals. So what we're going to do is we're going to start at the base and we're going to start making the squiggly petals. And we're just going to bring some of that paint in. Now we're going to skip every other petals so we don't want to go right beside it. We wanna get to the next one. And, you know, try and make your edge a little, little, An perfect. We don't wanna completely round. And then sprint some of that cream color down into the base of the flower there. Okay, we'll do another one over here starting at the base and just kinda squiggle. That's more pain to PMI two loops. And then just carry a little bit of that paint down to the base. These are individual petals. Okay, I'm gonna go over this one a bit. Okay? And then I've got one here that starts overlapping. This one's, so what I'm gonna do is I'm going to start it and then I'm just going to stop here and we bring some of that down. Okay. I'm gonna rinse my brush. I'm gonna get a little bit more my choral. And I'm gonna start deepening at the base. And then what you can do is bring it up to where the cream is. Now. We're going to reinsert brush, going a little bit of white. And now what we're going to do is we're going to start doing these petals here, but we're just going to do the insight. We're not going to overlap it just yet. Okay, can bring it down a little bit. So some little petals in here. We should have just continued this one. You might have a different amount of petals than I do. We're just going to turn this kind of overlap in some areas. And then rinse your brush. And we're going to start bringing some deeper roles in between the pedal. So these are the petals that we just did that were in between bringing it a little bit more of that coral. And then we're going to rinse her brush, get some more cream. And we're going to start overlapping. So we're going to be creating another petal here. So now what we're doing is the coral that we just put in here that's going to be creating a new paddle. So see how I'm burning some pedals in here and then I'll just bring that cream down. I'm just going to rotate this. Hey, rinse your brush. Get a little more quarrel, and start doing the bases of those petals you just add. So we're kinda recreating these little scallops. And then we can fix our little petals out this way. And k rinse your brush. Let's get a little more cream on their wall that's wet and we'll start working with the corals so that the paint starts lending together. And then we're going to get some more coral and we're gonna do the same thing. But tween the pedal, do another scala up. But we're going to be using the coral this time. Okay. And we're going to round it out a bit at the bottom as a for doing another pedal here. We're gonna come back in with the cream and the edges. A little jagged line because what we'll do is we'll get in there and multiply everything in a minute. Okay, I wanna do another one. So I'm gonna get my choral and we're just going to repeat. And another one here. Another one here. And now I'm pretty much using my paint, not water down stack. As you can see, it's a little darker. Okay. And I'm just going to be doing these ones at the bases. I'm not going to be doing it up there. Okay. And then once you're done with the coral, you can take a little bit of your cream and the edges. Now you're paying just still wept. This one is a little bit of a process, but it's just building up your little flower petals. Ok. And then you can start bringing the paint down towards where the stem would be. Okay, now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to get a thinner brush. And I'm going to take my coral on the brush and we're going to start doing. You can see the very light fainted paddles here. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to start outlining my petals. Okay, see that? So we're going to start burning this P90 to life. Okay. And a little trick if you kind of, if you want to make them pop a little bit more, you can get some pure white paint. And where you did your little coral petals over here. You can add a little white paint just to the tips. Okay, you'll do it on the inside too. So follow lamp along where the Coriolis with your white. And then just like we did in the beginning, you can bring that down the off over a couple of times if you wanted it a little more brighter. It's up to you, but I think it's looking pretty good. But I like to do is sometimes it's just a little brushstrokes. Flower petals have these little veins in them. So if you add up fear, those on your pedals, it tends to look a little more realistic. I wanted to add a little bit of greenery around this PMI, so it's not, so here's like a round shape on the middle of your page. So we're just going to grab a little bit of our green That's watered down. And we are going to just add some green around the PMI to suggest some leaves. Ok, and we're just going to do them in strokes, like I've taught you. So one stroke and two. And sometimes I'd just like to put kind of, I know it sounds weird, but little green blobs to suggest that there's some greenery behind it. And you know, with art, a lot of it can be suggested. Some suggestive of an interpreted them. So we don't always have to do the perfect leaf shape. But I think what I'm gonna do is just near the bottom here is just add more greenery. Just kinda leave it white on top. And then go in some little gaps if you want to get a little bit of green and they're just like so. Oops. And I know this last flower was a little labor-intensive. But you know what practice and playing around, I think you guys will pull through for shark. I really hope you enjoyed this class of painting flooring walls. And I hope you have your favorite and create many, many, many more floral paintings. You can even create some amazing bow kay paintings by putting all these different flowers together. So happy creating new guys and thanks for joining my class.