Welcome to the November 2022 full length tutorial!  This month we are painting a Peony, which is the birth flower for November. 

 Mindset TIP: Painting a complex subject doesn't have to be overwhelming. Try to ask yourself if you can use negative painting to make things quicker/easier. In this case we save a lot of time by using negative painting for the center of the Peony. If your subjects has a light colored center and darker surrounding petals you can often use negative painting instead of masking fluid.



Paper 140lb cold pressed paper by Fluid
Brushes #4, #2, and #0/2 round brushes
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Quinacridone rose + alizarin crimson
  • Alizarin crimson + permanent violet
  • Alizarin crimson + permanent violet (more violet)
  • Gamboge nova + titanium white + a touch of alizarin crimson
  • gamboge nova + permanent yellow orange
  • Leaves
  • Gamboge nova + cobalt blue 
  • Gamboge nova +  more cobalt blue
  • Gamboge nova +  more cobalt blue + neutral tint

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    Please upload your project here if you would like feedback on your work during our next Zoom coaching session.

    Please note that each student can submit one assignment for feedback per month.