Welcome to the December 2022 full length tutorial! This month we are painting Skimmia japonica, which is lovely evergreen shrub with bright red berries. I picked this piece out of my moms garden and painted a holiday card inspired by it.
|Mindset TIP: Leaving some reflected light while painting round objects will help them look more 3D. Reflected light is a highlight around the edge of something round like a berry. Even if you do not see reflected light on your reference photo, you can leave a little highlight around the edge to create dimension. I show you how in this lesson. You can still make a botanical painting look good while using some artistic license.|
|Paper||140lb cold pressed paper by Fluid|
|Brushes||#4, #2, and #0/2 round brushes|
Please note that each student can submit one painting for feedback per month.