This week I worked on painting flowers! There are so many kinds of flowers that could be painted. No flowers is the same, so it is ok if they are different. Flowers can be painted in an abstract or precise way depending on the look you want. Some of the flowers I painted I like and some I absolutely hate! And I'm going to say it in this post too, the pictures of the paintings cover up lots of the mistakes! They look much better in the pictures than they do in real life.
My favorite flowers I painted from this tutorial are the purple daisy in the middle and the roses to the right! This video was very easy to follow and helpful to learn from. All the flowers that are just small buds were easy! I hate the light pink little flowers at the top and the dark purple flowers in the bottom corner. The little light pink flowers at the top just look like a mess because I added the center color before it was dry and the dark color spread into the whole flower. I tried to fix it, but then I just gave up because I didn't think it was fixable. The dark purple one in the right corner don't even look like flowers. I think maybe I had too much water or it was too dark of a color. These could be improved if I kept practicing them over and over. And just a side note, I painted the word flowers and I am very impressed because I have tried to paint words before and they usually are a mess! I think the trick is to use a skinny long brush because that is what I used for this.
All of these tulip paintings are based off of the same idea, but changed to make it my own. These are all the same, but yet very different from each other, and also very different from the picture. I painted them all! There are parts of each of these paintings that I like and dislike. I thought I could do better than I did on the first, so I did the second and disliked it more than my first. I had to do the third because I was so mad how horrible my second one was. I still can't decide if I like the first or third painting more! Which one is your favorite?