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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Painting Naive Flowers On A Background Using Secondary Colours

For the previous blog, we painted a lovely pot of flowers in acrylics and pen. We paint a matching canvas in today's blog, but this time we start the background with secondary colours. By the time we are done, you will have a lovely set of two bright and vibrant paintings to liven up any room in the house.


I start the painting on a canvas that has already been primed with gesso. The canvas measures 8" x 8", or +/- 20 x 20 cm


I reinforce the back of the canvas.


I will paint the background in pale green and orange.


The bottom quarter is painted green.


The top is painted orange. I make sure that I don't get a brown line where the two colours meet, by waiting for the green to dry before painting the orange.


Once the paint is dry, I add a deeper blue line on the left of the canvas.


I make pale blue semi-dots in this decorative colour block.


I then use a marker to draw a wide-bottomed vase.


I make swirls for the centers of 5 flowers and draw loose scollops around them for petals.


I swirl red paint in the flower centers.


The deeper blue from before is added to one half of the vase.


Purple is added to the blue and repeated on the tablecloth.


The remaining half of the vase is painted a deep yellow, as are the petals of the flowers.


Green stems are painted in for the flowers.


The yellow is repeated on the tablecloth. White highlights are added to the vase, the flowers and the stems.


Once the paint is dry, detail is added with the marker.


The painting is done and ready to brighten up a wall. This painting is available at R250 from Marietjie. Contact me at uys.marietjie@gmail.com. Free delivery in Gauteng.


You may wish to purchase a set of two paintings at R450. Contact me at uys.marietjie@gmail.com. free delivery in Gauteng.


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