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I remember my first attempts at painting flowers in oils. They were horrible! If you’re attempting realism, nothing knocks you quite as much as a failed painting.
Over many years teaching myself to paint still life in oils, I’ve learned a few approaches that have helped me to paint more realistic – and I hope more beautiful – flower paintings.
A Flower Painting Demonstration
I’ve put these approaches into a video demonstration of a painting of a white rose in the hope that they’ll help you paint better too. This demonstration is intended to give you some techniques that will help overcome some of the most common difficulties that painting flowers presents.
Flowers can be particularly challenging:
- They’re typically complex, and need accurate drawing to work well
- The values are delicate, requiring subtle value control
- The colours too can be very subtle, and colour in general can be difficult to match
There’s well over an hour of video demonstration here, going into deal on the aspects that most video training leaves out. You can get all eight of the videos that make up this demonstration for an price you like. Download for free if you can’t afford to pay anything. I know a lot of artists can’t afford extra money for training, and I’d rather you got the benefit of this information than not.
If you can afford to pay though, I’d really appreciate a donation and it will help me produce more instructional videos like this. I’d suggest something between $20 and $30.
A little about me:
I’m Paul, a (mostly) self-taught artist, creating realist still life paintings. I run an online drawing practice program for aspiring artists and produce free webinars on various aspects of still life painting in oils.
I blog here for over 5000 subscribers about representational painting and drawing.
Pay what you want!