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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Touchable Textures in Colored Pencil

In colored pencil, underpainting involves first tinting the paper surface with the subject’s light, underlying color. To do this, you apply solvent or water. This is a technique that doesn’t destroy the tooth of the paper, so you can create, with subsequent layers in colored pencil, visually tactile textures and other effects—from the illusion...

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Painting Watercolor Flowers: Orchids

In Painting Watercolor Flowers: Orchids, you’ll see two different approaches to painting flowers using tried-and-true watercolor techniques from Joyce Faulknor and Guy Magallanes. These painting partners approach the same subject—an exotic orchid— from two different methods, with Guy painting light to dark, glazing one color at a time, and Joyce takes a looser approach,...