I finished my first flower painting yesterday from an online class I’m taking from Lynn Whipple called, “Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting.” It is a 5-week class that ends next week but I’d really encourage you to take it if you like painting flowers. Lynn’s enthusiasm is contagious!
Here is my finished painting on a 24 x 30 inch canvas:
It is the first time that I have ever painted flowers this big and I absolutely loved it! It is amazing how great it looks in my dining room, huh?
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my progress photos.
I started by creating an underpainting of bold shapes in muted colors and then drew a rough sketch with soft vine charcoal:
I’m using Behr house paint samples from Home Depot which is a fabulous idea from Lynn Whipple. I also used some of my Golden Fluid Acrylic paints in my next steps:
It was fun to add drips and splatters! I then painted a soft gray color around the flowers, added a tabletop and some soft pastels:
I continued to tweak it until I was satisfied with it. I then sprayed it with a fixative which did darken some of the pastels but I am still very pleased with it:
I’d love to hear what you think!
Happy Spring! 🙂