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.

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...

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...

Paint Dramatic Flowers in Acrylic with Mark Mehaffey

For Endless Variety, Paint Acrylic Flowers There’s a long tradition of painting flowers, but no matter how many paintings we see, they never seem to get old; probably because there’s an infinite number of colors, styles and compositions to bring something so beautiful and dramatic to the page. Whether Perhaps it’s...

Tackle Negative Space Using Acrylic Painting Techniques

Get Positive Results! Learn to paint the negative space around objects such as leaves and branches for stunning results and instant improvement in your acrylic landscapes and still lifes. Linda Kemp demonstrates how you can layer your acrylics to build up the background and negative spaces to add depth to your...