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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 CreditSmartPro.com

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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!



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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 CreditSmartPro.com

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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.

 

Roses

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.

 

Orchids

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.

 

Wildflowers

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

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 Wonder of Fruits

Posted in Cool Ideas, Irregular Forms Art, Painting Tips with tags , , on September 1, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

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Probably, the most favorite subject of most artists in doing still life painting is the fruits. There are many popular artists created extremely captivating paintings of rotting fruit. In this time artists are also adepts in making captivating still fruit oil paintings and oil pastel fruit paintings. It is said that the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries are considered as the golden age of fruit growing among wealthy amateur. They make sure that there are abundant supplies of specimens to paint and for the published plates.

 

The art of painting and the painting industry as a whole is flourishing supported by art enthusiasts all over the world. Because of this, fruit paintings gained its popularity and there has been a steady increase in the population of fruit painting lovers. People are so excited to decorate fruit paintings in their home, offices and restaurants. They also bought fruit paintings as a gift fro their loved ones on a special occasion. Since many people love fruit paintings, it became the favorite gift of some for birthdays, wedding, new home, and new office. Like real fruits, fruit paintings are greatly used in most events and functions all over the world.

 

Creating fruit painting are not limited to any select varieties of fruits but involve almost all kinds of fruits. Numbers of fruit paintings is comparable to numbers of fruit species. These paintings have extraordinary beauty that holds great attractions to viewers. This could be done in different mediums and different materials. Most common fruits that artists paint are grape, guavas, bananas, apples and pineapples. These artists are brilliantly representing the best art work of rotting fruit. Fruit bowl painting is equally fantastic and add charm with their presence on the walls of your room.

 

Making a fruit painting is not complicated to do and can easily be learn through simple decorative one stroke painting method which you can use in diversity of surfaces. Anyone can easily paint apples, blossoms, leaves, bracts, strawberries, garlic, tomatoes and many more. You can easily use elements alone as well as with others to be able to make your own unique style. Once you have master this one stroke fruit painting art, you can use your talent and creativity to make paintings for gift articles, bazaars, shops, online wending, exhibitions, home decoration and many more. You can use materials fro your learning process or practicing like folk art acrylic and enamel paint, floating colorless medium, wicker white, green forest, sunflower yellow, burnt umber, maple syrup, berry wine, crimson, etc. There are also available brushes for practicing that are so available in the market.

 

Choose card or any other type of paper you wish to paint on. Prepare your paints and assemble a special color palette for the paint instead of dipping it directly into your usual paints. This is important or else you may get pieces of vegetable or fruit sticking out and they are bound to rot sooner or later. The good thing about painting fruits is that you can focus on one small area at the time. I strongly suggest that you choose a paint that is somewhat thin but not too watery. At first, try painting on old newspapers till you gain enough expertise. You can try painting on old newspaper first for practicing. Put only a little layer of paint on the fruit to avoid smudging and make the floral border if it is greeting cards or for a scrapbook

 

Do you love painting? Why not try to paint abstract art with fruits as your subjects? Surely abstract paintings of fruits are perfect gifts for your love ones. Why not buy one now in any abstract art gallery in your area.

UFO

Posted in Irregular Forms Art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“UFO” by Michael Leen

This is the large abstract art painting “UFO” by Michael Leen. 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 Michael Leen and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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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: 913

An Abstract Subject

Posted in Irregular Forms Art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“An Abstract Subject” by Pieter Fouquet

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This is the large abstract art painting “An Abstract Subject” by Pieter
Fouquet. 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 Pieter Fouquet and not a print of any kind.
The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Support: Gallery wrapped (no stables showing)
Stock ID: 957

Spiral Effect

Posted in Irregular Forms Art with tags , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Spiral Effect” by Markus Cellini

This is the large abstract art painting “Spiral Effect” by Markus Cellini. 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 Markus Cellini and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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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: 1050