How to paint a flower garden? What is more splendid than having the ability to go out after the pandemic and roam around looking for a perfect flower garden spot for your next painting session? But it would be more fascinating if you have your own flower garden as a subject right?
A beautiful flower garden is a nice subject. A sun-filled garden that is filled with all the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of summer. Let us learn how to paint a flower garden with these simple tips.
How to Paint a Flower Garden
Painting a garden scene can offer many exciting possibilities. For the artist but it can also feel like an overwhelming subject to tackle due to the presence of so many details. Whether working outside or from a photographic reference, what is more, important is that you find the ingenuity to create a version of your own with your creativity. Capture the feeling, light, and movement you experience in the flower garden as your subject.
So how to paint a flower garden and what materials do you need?
Depends on the colors that you need, these are the most commonly used colors needed
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow
- Cadmium Red
- Permanent Alizarin
- Viridian Green
- Sap Green
- Cerulean Blue
- French Ultramarine Blue
- Professional Cotton Canvas
- Brushes sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10 etc.
- Your beautiful flower garden or a photo as a basis
Here are the Steps on How to Paint a Flower Garden
Step 1 Cover the white canvas with the base color that you like.
For this job, I will select a mixture of Cadmium Yellow and Titanium White acrylic paints. The yellow shade will offer a warm light that will radiate through the painting once it is finished and it will give contrast on the different dark-colored flowers on the garden as your subject.
Step 2 Dry out the yellow acrylic paint on the canvas.
Map out your composition. You may use the Viridian and Ultramarine. Use your number 4 paintbrush. One note in making your composition is to think about how people will see the painting, the focal point is important.
Step 3 Start painting the darker parts.
You may use a mixture of greens and dark browns. Use different strokes and different brush sizes. Play and let your imagination shine. Try to vary your brushstrokes to represent the variety of textures you see in the garden.
Step 4 Add the mid-tomes.
Use the large brushes for this step. Select the predominant colors that you see on your flower garden as your basis. This will create the depth or illusion in your painting. For this, you may use the Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin, and White to give the range of pinks, blues and purples needed.
Step 5 Work on the highlights.
After adding the highlights, use your number 6 and number 4 brush to work on the flowers. If you need to work on smaller brushes, use other brushes that suit the right size for the flowers. Add as many flowers as you wish, your imagination is limitless when it comes to painting flower gardens. Anything will do.
Step 6 Finishing details.
Use your rigger brush to indicate a very detailed part of the painting like tree branches, their stems, or plant leaves. Add highlights too if needed.
These steps are just pointers but when it comes to painting, your idea always matter, your judgement, your creative mind and wonderful ideas that is mostly needed in order to come up with the most beautiful flower garden painting.