The majority of people have their favourite flower. Planting them in the garden, buying them from a florist or receiving them as a bouquet to celebrate an occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, or to wish us speedy recoveries are all ways to enjoy them. Unfortunately, the majority of blooms only have a limited life. Flowers are my favorite thing and I love to paint them. I can capture their essence forever. Read on if you’ve ever wanted to do something similar with your favourite flower. Helpful resources!

A fascinating history has been written about flower paintings. Many species of flowers, plants and trees have been documented using botanical art. It is very magical to paint a beautiful flower, and preserve it forever. Flowers can be photographed, but painting them allows you to see the details of the petals, stamens, stems, and leaves. The way that the light hits the flower is what you need to do to make it appear 3D on paper. Painting flowers allows you to get close to them.

If you want to get started, start by painting your favorite flower. It doesn’t matter if it is complex or not. If you start with your favourite flower, it will motivate you to keep trying to make the painting look good. It is easier to translate your emotions into your painting. It’s not because you are a bad person, but rather that the painting made the artist feel the same and he or she has shared it with you. No matter how imperfect your efforts are, it doesn’t really matter. Every time you do it, you’ll become better acquainted with its shape. Painting will become easier and you’ll notice how the light and colour can change the painting.

You can learn to paint flowers using a variety of techniques. There are many excellent books written on the subject. You can find several in your local bookstore. Do not copy another artist’s techniques. If you try to copy the technique of another artist, you may find yourself less happy with your work than if you just observe and improve your flower.

Keep all your sketches and drawings. It will inspire you to practice and see the improvement in your skill. Use both soft pastels in powder form and delicious oily pastels. Their beautiful spectrum of colours from the very pale to the vibrant is what I like about them. You can take this a step further by using thin colour veils to cover the colours underneath, and let them sing. Maybe you should try some watercolours? Watercolour has been used by flower painters for many years. This is a very tasty way to allow a luscious color to randomly mix with another.

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