Painting Firm Edges in Flowers

If you want a firm edge in any part of a wet flower, leave a very narrow barrier of dry paper. If you want colors to blend, paint one wet flower or green right up against the adjacent flower or green. Always add the stems wet-in-wet to the base of the blossoms so that the colors connect and create unity.

Bill Teitsworth, of Moscow, Pennsylvania, is a member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. In addition to painting and teaching regularly, he has developed an award-winning art program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. His paintings have been awarded a number of national prizes and were featured in The Best of Acrylic Painting (Quarry Books).

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