Once you do it, it is a one of a kind.
But my friend asked for tips, so tips I shall give. Well, I will share pictures.
Nope, the second one was not like the first one and the third was like neither the first nor the second.
My background insisted on being darker and richer, so I just went with it!
The technique is the same, just don't add as much paint!
I have painted flowers for years, but started enjoying the whimsicals more and more, so I had not painted a flower in several years.
I have a college friend that likes hydrangeas, so I planned to paint her this bowl before Christmas. Yes, I finally did last weekend, and she FINALLY got it as a RAK on Wednesday.
Yep, I am nothing if not the world's best procrastinator!
Mother said that whatever you do, do the best you CAN!
I am an expert. Of course, we all know that an expert is only a drip under pressure! ;)
I learned to paint flowers mostly from Donna Dewberry books and books by Ross Stallcup. I changed them to suit my taste, as most painters should. I was AMAZED to find that some designers do NOT like people adding their own touches to designs. I won't give my opinion on that, but you can probably tell! Lol
I feel kinda silly adding my tips for painting a hydrangea, since there are TONS of patterns out there. I recently bought a video from Maureen Baker, and discovered I had been doing it right, all along, not that I am certain there IS a right way.
There probably are lots of videos on YOUTUBE, also.
But here I am...sharing that YOU can do this.
I will put a "pattern" in my etsy shop, so click on this link to go To my etsy shop. The price is $5 for those who wish to have this in pattern form.
Hey, visit my shop and see what I do. ;)
I use filberts to paint most all of my flowers. Use the appropriate size for the surface you are painting
The background was created using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Yellow Green Light.
I flecked it with my choice of Dazzling Metallics.
You may chose any color to paint your flowers. Choose a dark (pretty dark), medium and a Light Color--most any of the whites would work.
Hydrangeas come in many different colors.
For the stems/leaves, use your favorite greens. Again, choose a Dark, medium and light green.
Here are the step by step pictures.
Enjoy and I hope you will give it a try!
|sorry, this is out of order, but I didn't want to have to move it...|
|This was the original piece|
These are the 2 that
I did trying to duplicate
the first one...heavy sigh...LOL
I hope you will try different things.
Learning is fun!
I am simply blessed to create ~ charlotte♡