Welcome to the July full-length lesson! This month we are painting a Delphinium and we are going to loosen up a little. Lately I have realized that I have had a bit of a painting block because my paintings were taking too long to complete. I have made a few adjustments to my 3-step method and have felt so much joy and freedom in making these changes.
Mind Set Tip: Take note of the areas of the reference photos that are warm and cool in color. Vertical petals are often cool in color whereas horizontal petals are often warmer in color. You might want to write directly onto the printed reference photo where you will place warm colors and cool colors. Variation in tone and using warm and cool colors is a big part of how I create depth and interest in my paintings.
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Colors used in this lesson:
I used 4 mixes to paint the flowers in this lesson, here is a breakdown of the colors.
- Cerulean blue
- Cerulean blue with a touch of quinacridone rose
- Cerulean blue + quinacridone rose
- Quinacridone rose with a touch of cerulean blue
- Neutral tint, light red, and a touch of cerulean blue
- Neutral tint and a touch of quinacridone rose
- Olive green + cerulean blue
- Olive green with a touch of cerulean blue
Delphinium | Part 1
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