Painting Water Lilies with Oil: Palette Knife, Abstract, Fine Art

Anton Zhou, Impressionism and Contemporary Fine Art

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5 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction to Water Lily Painting

    • 2. Part 1: Base Layer and Background

    • 3. Part 2: Middle Row and Layering Petals

    • 4. Part 3: Main Water Lilies, Reflection, and Water

    • 5. Part 4: Flowers and Final Touches


Project Description

I want you all to try a group of water lilies yourself! When I first started painting with this style, I used small canvases or very elongated canvases to practice. Water lilies on long canvases actually turn out very nice because it  stretches the perception of the water and gives you a feeling that you're staring at a pond! 

Anyways, try painting a set of water lilies and some flowers with the palette knife. Share your work! I'd love to give feedback and evaluate these exercises. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments! 


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