Painting Flowers: Floral Art

Learn all there is to know about painting flowers with these helpful articles. Here you’ll find guides on how to paint flowers, methods for oil painting flowers, painting flowers in watercolor, how to paint flowers in other mediums, galleries of floral still life and more.

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Color Mixing to get Great Whites

White Isn’t Always White One of the mistakes even experienced artists make is to assume that white is actually white. What else would it be? But the white of a shadow on a flower is vastly different from the white of the sun hitting fresh snow, and the mind has a way of interpreting what...

Watercolor Painting Techniques: How to Paint Flowers

Watercolor Painting: Within the Flower

“Nobody sees a flower, really; it is so small. We haven’t time — and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it, no one would see what I see because I would paint it small, like the flower is small. So...

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Watercolor Art: How to Paint Flowers

Two Watercolor Art Lessons in One! Learn how to paint flowers using two different approaches to watercolor painting in this week’s Jen’s Picks, with Watercolor Quick and Easy with Joyce Faulknor: Flowers, where you’ll learn painting techniques for working dark to light (a unique approach for watercolor artists), and mix watercolors right on the...

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Of Bees and Backyards | Carolyn Lord Watercolor Landscapes

California artist Carolyn Lord streamlines her watercolor landscapes to the bare essentials—light, depth, shape and color—to create beckoning backyard havens. This process of simplification inevitably involves considerable editing as she lets details and distractions fall away. For example, in her garden paintings featuring bees, such as October Cosmos and Corm (below), she paints the insects as simple lozenge shapes,...

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How to Paint Gardens in Pastel: Impressionist Landscape Art

Learn How to Paint Gardens in Pastel Pastels are great for creating Impressionistic landscape art, reminiscent of Monet’s garden pictures. If you’re a fan of the Impressionist style, which is characterized by an emphasis on visual strokes and light and shadow, and want to learn some of the pastel painting techniques for creating a...

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How to Paint Dark Succulents: Watercolor Painting Techniques

Two Approaches to Watercolor Painting If you think of watercolor paintings as soft, pastel-colored florals, this watercolor art video is going to blow your mind! With two watercolor art lessons in one, learn how to paint a succulent plant with two different approaches from Joyce Faulknor and Guy Magallanes. Joyce’s approach is to paint dark...

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Flower Paintings in Acrylic

There are so many approaches and styles you can take to painting, and nowhere is that more evident when it comes to flowers. With so many species and so many ways to arrange them; whether they’re wild or carefully tended in a garden, there’s an infinite number of ways to paint them. Add in...

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Watercolor Art Lessons: How to Paint Flowers

My mother loves to give people flowers. We have dinner together often, and it’s all very spur of the moment, but every once in a while, she likes to observe a little formality of bringing a hostess gift in the form of flowers, even if it’s a simple bouquet from the grocery store. My mom...