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Flower Painting Ideas

Posted in Collage Art, Cool Ideas, Figure Art, Floral Art, Geometric Art, Irregular Forms Art with tags , , , , on November 8, 2009 by


Flowers are very attractive subject matter especially for those artists who really love any species of it. Despite the range of flowers that exist in nature, this project should not be off-putting. Flowers can be broken down into its important parts to help you with your drawing and painting.

Sketching the Flower

In sketching, you can either use a real flower or a photograph of it. Tulips work well as a simple flower subject. First, put the flower in a vase to keep it steady. Using your pencil, sketch the flower, following the gentle curve of the stem. Continue until you are satisfied with the sketch of the stem. Then start sketching the inner most flower petals, use dotted lines to reflect where the petals overlap one another. Start from the center and move outward. Once you feel satisfied with the arrangements of the petals, you can then erase the dotted lines. Don’t forget to sketch the pistils and stamen if they peek through the top of the petals.

Painting the Petals

Try to observe carefully the shadows and how they appear on the flower. This affects the color temperature of the flower, making the flower look more lifelike. The warmer the temperature, the lighter the shade of the color and the cooler its hues the darker the shade will be. Using pictures is helpful in this because the light can change the shadows on the flower before you have completed the painting.

To start with, use a heavy cartridge of paper. Then make an underwash for the flower. Underwash is a universal color that seems to lie beneath the whole flower and will be the flower’s lightest hue. This remove the white of the paper and gives a good contrast to the color temperatures you will apply to the petals. Use a watercolor underwash and an acrylic paint as the surface paint. Coat the colors on the flower in stages, depicting the various color temperatures. Build the colors on top of the underwash, keeping an eye out for the variation in color temperatures. When creating brush strokes, always remember that there are color lines in the center of the flower that pull outward toward the ends of the petals.

Painting the Leaves and the Stem

You can use the method above regarding the underwash and color temperature for the leaves and stem of the flower. Take note that the most distinguished aspect of the leaf is its vein structure and how the light and shadows reflects off of the leaf. When sketching the leaf, make a general outline of the leaf, applying the details later when you start to paint the leaf.

The key to achieve a successful floral painting is to paint in stages, building color around the light and shadows on the leaf and adding vein detail after you have accurately reflected the color temperatures on the leaf.

Truly, floral paintings are good for wall decorations either at home or in your work. Another genre of paintings that can also add and intensify your room’s personality is abstract art paintings. Abstract art are perfect for those people who love to exercise their mind and imagination. Buy abstract art now on a gallery or on line!

Floral Paintings: What flowers are commonly use by artists?

Posted in Floral Art, Irregular Forms Art, Man Made Painting, Organic Art, Painting Tips with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by


Flowers are important and symbolic items for ceremony, celebrations, and festivals. No wonder many artists find flowers as their most chosen subject for painting. Floral art aside from abstract art, landscape, seascape, and still-life has also defined the legacy of several popular painters and continues to be one of the most well-known categories of art brought and sold today. So given the endless variety of flowers on earth, which one are most frequently painted? Artist over the centuries have gravitated towards specific species when making their works of art.



These are probably the most popular flower in history. They have been used to represent love, ceremony, death, and endless other human endeavors. There are over 100 varieties which include many colors as well. Not to mention the symbolism of the delicate petals protected by the dangerous thorns is ripe with symbolism. So it is usual that roses are painted more than any other flower out there. Artist in the past are fine tuned their skill to construct and shape the petals of a rose.



These flowers are more mysterious since no one knows how many varieties of them truly exist. New orchid species are continuously being discovered. Their cult like following likely stems from the combination of their rarity and variety and the beauty of so many species.



Another flower that you can often see in most floral art is the wildflower. It depicts not so much a species but a category of flower. However, the fact remains those artists have often tried to capture the radiance that wildflowers provide in the wilderness. There are numbers of colors and shapes and given that they often grown in groups and bunches only makes them more tempting for artist to imitate on a canvas. Contrasting colors of wildflowers in the same setting makes for great art.



Lilies on a canvas are also popular, bug beautiful blooms that last for a long time projected into brilliant paintings. Right labeling of a flower as a lily seems to be challenging in that there are many species that are similar but nor of the official variety. Regardless of their colors, lilies are perfect paintings for wall decoration.

So, what other flowers are most famous use by artists as a subject? There are so many that could complete this list. Daisies with their simplicity appeal to those wanting to paint with white. Eastern cultures have made art featuring Lotus flowers renowned. Tulips, daffodils, and marigolds are standards of spring. Exotics like Bougainvilleas, Anthuriums, and Birds of Paradise are featured in art from tropical areas over the world.

Several of flower species not discussed here that have been featured in flower paintings. Given the joy, beauty, and symbolism flowers bring to human cultures, it’s no surprise that flower paintings continue to be as popular as they are. Floral art is also now more available than ever, you may want to search online to see an endless number of flower galleries and collections.

You might also want to take a look on contemporary paintings, landscape paintings, abstract art paintings and other still-life paintings online. Who knows, you might find the one you are looking for!

The Beauty of Fabric Painting

Posted in Cool Ideas, Figure Art, Floral Art, Geometric Art with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by


Painting on a fabric aids to enhance the textiles. There are several patterns and styles that can be created on fabric. One popular design is flowers. There are huge numbers of kind of flowers that’s why artists have no limitation and can even create their own look of a flower without even referencing a particular kind.

Fabric Painting Step1:

Choose or look for a fabric that you would like to paint. Think about how you will use the fabric when the painting is complete since different fabrics are better suited for various types of projects. For instance, silk and cotton fabrics are perfect for creating garments and a thick cotton/poly blend is ideal for drapes and upholstery, and a duck cloth or heavy canvas is ideal for a tablecloth. A fabric with a coating such as oil cloth is not an ideal fabric for this process.

Fabric Painting Step2:

Wash the fabric or clean it as indicated to the care instruction. For example, most silk fabrics are not washable and could be clean through dry-cleaned to remove any dirt that could hinder the steadfastness of the paint on the fabric.

Fabric Painting Step3:

Choose the type of paint you will apply on your fabric. Different paints are formulated for various types of fabrics. Like for an instance, there are paints made deliberately for painting on silk. Have a variety of hues for painting or the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) with black and white for mixing your own colors.

Fabric Painting Step4:

Before applying the paint, test it first on the fabric by trying different brush strokes and methods for painting on a scrap piece of fabric. If you are creating this fabric for a wearable item that will be washed, wash the scrap of fabric to ensure steadfastness. The fabric paint label should detail care instructions and always follow those instructions.

Fabric Painting Step5:

Start painting the fabric! To produce a flower, press down with the side of the brush, making an ovular shape on the fabric with the paint. Do this in a circular, changing the direction of the brush to point outward, completing the circle to form a basic flower shape. Paint the inside of the circle to finish the center of the flower. Another technique flower painting is through laying a translucent fabric on top of a picture of flowers. Just follow the outline of the flower with the paint and brush, producing a replica of the flower in the picture. To create depth in the flower, water down the paint to create a lighter mark, adding highlights with the thicker paint.

Fabric Painting Step6:

Cure the paint as indicated by the label on the fabric paint. Basically, this inquire letting the paint fry completely and ironing with a hot iron on the backside of the fabric to cure the paint.

Do you like fabric painting? Try abstract art too! Visit abstract art galleries on line and see among the gallery paintings that suits your taste.

Abstract Canvas Painting Tips

Posted in Collage Art, Cool Ideas, Figure Art, Floral Art, Geometric Art with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2009 by

lights improvedlights improvedI know every artist wants to create the best and unique artwork. This goal is of course difficult to obtain if you are a beginner. Here are some tips to help you with:


Every artist has its preference towards a particular color. He/she will then try to include this color in each of his/her artwork. You may love to use this color the most or even might not mind using only this favorite color over a canvas. Either way, what most important thing you should always remember to mix proper and appropriate colors. If you want your painting to become loud and energetic, I then suggest that you use colors with bright colors and you like the opposite of it, try using subtle colors!



It doesn’t matter how many brushes you use to create your art piece. The truth is you can keep them aside and try using some other tools. Try painting knife or a pallet knife instead or if you also like, use your nails or needles.



You can use this to capture your favorite things. After capturing, you may want to transfer these photos into paintings.
Left over colors

Most of the time, a considerate amount of hues remain after the painting session. You can put them in small empty containers and seal them properly. Instead of sealing them with a lid, you can use some good cling wrap. You can also draw a small stroke from the same color over the container to serve as your mark of what color that container has.


Glass Palette

Place this over a clean white paper which acts like a neutral background, and use it as a palette. Make sure that the glass is as thick as your standard windowpane. By suing these you can clearly see colors as you go mixing them over the glass pane.


Using alternatives in your regular art is a great abstract painting ideas. With the tips above, you can produce a new and unique abstract art canvas. Wherever you go shopping, traveling, partying, or even during work, spend time to look around you and experiment things that you could easily transfer to your canvas. Try adding some fun to your abstract art painting by experimenting with the unusual things and you will have an amazing painting ready on your canvas!

Summer Flowers – A Must for a Romantic Wedding

Posted in Floral Art with tags , , , , on June 14, 2009 by

There are a lot of seasonal flowers out there but summer flowers are probably comprised of the best range of all. This is so because it is during the summer season when we are able to see various types of flowers with their astonishingly different types of texture, shapes and color. Now we know why summer flowers are most preferred by lots of wedding decorators as these attractive blooms are definitely suitable as wedding decors. They have these rich color schemes as well as alluring aroma.

Summer flowers really stand out when it comes to the bouquet and overall arrangements as they really appear unique. What sets them apart from other flowers and what made them really famous is their rich blend. Other than the cheap cost that you have to shoulder when you avail of the services of these floral magicians while they use different methods, there is also joy that is brought about to the beholder. Some methods included are the traditional methods and the modern methods that remain changing depending on the present trend.

Another magnificent benefit that summer flowers bring is their emerging natural aroma. This is a great addition to the whole wedding scene as it makes it more passionate and romantic in every sense. The colors that are highly preferred are white and pink. The reason of such is that they have a special bond with the wedding occasion so that the event will become a memorable one.

There is a huge variety of summer flowers available out there. However, the most picked ones are the perennially famous ones such as the gerberas, roses and the lilies. This is so because they have this beauty, color as well as smell that makes them the all time favorites. Another thing is that if you make use of roses and lilies as part of your wedding theme, they pretty much blend with the costumes worn by the bride including the maid of honors. In fact, you can also touch up the curtains and other decorative items to perfectly combine with the summer flowers.

As for the bouquets, Celosia is a perfect choice to include as has this delicate and soft velvety nature that provides a lovely and subtle touch. One more very common summer flower made use in bequests and weddings is Nigella. Such flower has a feathery look that creates a unique and special look on them.

Indeed, when you make use of flowers, it makes the entire wedding decor perfect. Include the joy that the wedding couple feels when they get married, what can be more perfect than this?

Aside from being a wedding decor, summer flowers can likewise be a perfect subject of an abstract art. If you are a guest of the couple, you might want to visit any abstract art gallery as you can choose from there a perfect abstract painting to give as gift.

Flowers in Painting

Posted in Floral Art with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by

The way an artist express his imaginations is through his paintings. In his paintings, you will see his perception of the world around him. The usual subject of artists’ creations is landscapes, sceneries, and some other elements of nature. A lot of painters are fascinated with the beauty and artistic appeal of numerous types of flowers. What painters find challenging is that the painting of flowers which bloom only for a short period of time. In order to perfectly catch the real meaning of these flowers on their canvas, what artists do is to paint them using several shades so that the flower would be given a natural effect.

It has been long since flower painting has been in existence. During that period, various modern together with traditional artists came up with their own portrayal of the different kinds of flora in their paintings. Among their ways of portrayal is through abstract painting.


It is a fact that we cannot always understand what an artist wants to show in his painting although there is a given subject. We can only draw our personal conclusions as to what we may think it represents. In fact, when artists paint, they can only decide on a title of their own after they are through with it as they were carried away while painting. If this is true in terms of paintings of real person, how much more if we talk about animal abstract painting.

Abstractionism can be said to be showing great vision. It is confusing for people since sometimes; the manner of expressing very plain forms appears to others as very wishy washy. As a consequence, the painting is completely misunderstood. It is, however, fair to mention that we are not always expected to understand the creations of artists. But, it would also be fair to say that you should have a great degree of sensitivity to understand this style of art. Although it contains only the real meaning of the original subject, it will, however, emit emotions. Unknowingly, you might find yourself interested in this type of work. It has the capacity to catch you attention and there is just something about it that would stir up an emotional response from you.

Floral abstract art paintings are showcased in various museums and abstract art gallery. If you are looking for an interesting home decor, gallery paintings might be the best choice for you.

Gold Sunflower

Posted in Floral Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by

“Gold Sunflowers” by W. Fontaine


This is the large abstract art painting “Gold Sunflowers” by W. Fontaine. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by W. Fontaine and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 932