Sunday, September 16, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Paintings
acrylic on panel
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Painting flowers makes me happy. I like to do them in batches. It is a theme I go back to from time to time and a good one for building painting technique. Nothing is more important for florals than good clean brushwork and rich clean color. For that reason alone, painting florals is a good idea. They are also a great subject for learning positive and negative shapes, values, cropping and texture.
Good composition is essential in floral work so there is a bunch of good information about painting to be gained in painting florals. I usually do them in 5x7 inch studies because I am not really a floral painter. I do learn a lot about painting which I can translate into landscape painting techniques. Don't forget the drawing skills which can be learned from flowers too.