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Acrylic Floral Painting Tutorial
I have been so excited to share this post with you! I haven’t painted with acrylics for a while, and was thrilled to create a tutorial with these gorgeous new DecoArt paints! They have a medium body viscosity perfect for beginners and more advanced artists too. The colors are really bright and pigmented which is one of the top things I look for in my paints. Because the colors are so clean and bright they mix really well into a huge range of colors, tints and shades.
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DIY Floral Acrylic Painting Tutorial Step by Step
I like to start by placing my largest flowers first. I used a flat brush, and dipped it partly into the Vermillion Hue and Primary Magenta to get a pretty color variation in each petal. Then I painted the petals by anchoring one end of the brush and sweeping the other into a petal shape.
Once the largest flowers are placed, add a few buds.
Painting the Stems
After the largest flowers and buds are placed where I want, I add some stems. Stems should be thicker at the base and more delicate at the tips. I painted the stems using Prussian Blue and Green Gold mixed together.
I like to leave a few stems without flowers too so I can add leaves onto them.
Painting the Leaves
Once the stems are in place I use a size 6 round brush to paint my leaves. I used the colors Green Gold mixed with Cobalt Blue Hue, and Cadmium Yellow Hue to create variation in each leaf.
In this painting I also used some Titanium White to add little highlights in the centers of the flowers and on the buds. Some days I’ll leave my painting as is with a white background, but in the video I show you how I add a pretty blue sky and leave interesting little shapes white peeking through. Be sure to take a look, like, comment, and subscribe to my You Tube channel for more videos! Here’s a quick link to the Acrylic Floral Painting Video!
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