Painting Flowers: Floral Art

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 Painting Techniques in Motion with Birgit O’Connor

Watercolor Painting Techniques for Beginners If you need some down time between all the festivities of the season, there’s no better way to relax and re-center yourself than through painting, and get an early start on one of those New Year’s Resolutions! With all the decorations about and family and friends visiting, you’ll have...

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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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Master Disaster with Watercolor Painting Techniques

Are your watercolor paintings hanging on a wall proudly, or hidden under your bed or in a closet, not quite finished? Not sure how to take them to that final stage? You’re not alone. One of the biggest challenges facing watercolor artists of all levels, but especially for beginners, is how to paint to...

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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...