The last two classes we have been learning techniques for painting flowers and foliage.
Randomly ordered my painting shows the steps involved in completing each smaller image.
The spherical tree – left- simple wash of sap green and Hooker’s green, middle- add dots of slightly darker colour mixes, right- more defined dots of Hooker’s green with a little Payne’s grey and Payne’s grey on it’s own.
The conical tree – top- completed in the same way as the spherical tree, middle- using the same method as for the trellis, bottom- base colour sap green and dots of Hooker’s green added while base still wet to merge the colours, then darker detail added.
Rose trellis – first apply masking fluid to the roses, then – right- using a dry brush with splayed bristles dab a strong mix of sap green, when dry repeat with Hooker’s green in the areas under where the roses will be, centre- remove masking fluid and apply dilute mix of alizarin crimson, which shows as pale pink, left- add darker accents below the roses and darker colour to the roses, paint in trellis (Payne’s grey)
Flower bowl – this image was progressed from it’s base colours by adding stronger mixes to provide more contrast
I think next week we’re putting some of these elements together to create a larger painting.