To kick off my new series – How To Paint Spring Flowers – I’m teaching a LIVE demo via Google+ Hangouts on Air today at 4 pm PST. I’m using DecoArt Patio Paint, which is great for any outdoor projects. You can watch the video here, on my YouTube channel, or on Crafty Hangouts where you’ll find tons of great projects for Mother’s Day!
Out of all the things I write about, the most popular search on this blog is How To Paint Flowers. Which is just fine with me since flowers are one of my favorite subjects to paint.
There are so many beautiful flowers though, and so many methods to paint, I wanted to come up with a really simple way to paint flowers and get a good result, regardless of your painting experience. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through teaching hundreds of people to paint, they want great results fast, without years and years of practice and training.
I’m always up for a challenge. How about you? Would you like to learn how to paint flowers, even if you haven’t tried since you were in kindergarten?
Before you start doubting yourself and/or your talent, let me give you a few glimpses into what the series will cover –
- pounce or dipdot
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with these techniques. (I made most of them up anyway!) They are just different ways to paint flowers in an almost fool-proof method.
Dipdot flowers are by far the most inviting ‘method’ I’ve ever posted. But can we make flowers larger somehow? Yes!
Layering paint works great for flowers, and also for following printed photos and instructions. I’ve used layering for years and also taught it in my Indoor Garden Painting classes in the craft store with great results.
Wet-Blending is by far my favorite, but also the hardest to teach on the blog or printed instructions. So why not videos? Now with Google+ Hangouts, I can easily demonstrate wet-blending (and more!). The great thing is, you can watch the hangouts live or as a recording on my YouTube channel.
Each part of the series will have a video tutorial for wet-blending too. I’m starting today at 4 pm PST and will continue each Tuesday at 4 pm PST for the duration of the series.
I have no idea how long this series will be. But something tells me that we just might be painting Spring flowers when Fall rolls around.
Outlining is a technique I’m still playing with myself. I wanted to include it in the series so we could learn together.
Whether you want to paint flowers on paper, furniture or even walls, this series will give you all kinds of options to play with. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fun, and easy, flowers are to paint.
This week we’re exploring basic 5 petal flowers and all of the varieties we can make out of one basic flower.
What do you think? Are you ready to learn how to paint spring flowers? I hope you’ll join in the fun, and let your friends know too!
I’m curious, what’s your favorite flower? Let me know in the comments and I’ll try to add it into the series, ok?