More on painting Flowers and leaves
In a previous lesson I showed you a simple method to paint flowers.
There are variety of flowers that can be painted in different colours.
Some can be painted in one colour.
This lesson shows you how to apply one colour as a basic guide for
colouring for any beginner.
Figure 1 and 2: First the outline is shown on left top as an initial
sketch a dotted circle, stem and two leaves. The illustration at the
bottom shows you a complete painted flower with petals, stem and leaves.
The colour I have used for the petals is a light rose violet and for
the leaves permanent light green.First a transparent violet wash is put
down over the background leaving reserve space for the white of the
paper to show separate shades that must not be blended. Notice the white
space on the centre of the flower.
Figure 2 shows a plain outline of the bud on the left and flat
colours applied on the illustration on the right.
The sketch on the left on Figure 3 shows a completed flower bud in
colour. Notice the flat pale orange colour applied with thin lines to
give a shaded effect.
A completed flower on top right with colour shows the petals painted
in a strong orange colour. Leaves are painted in green and stem with a
brown colour. The final touches are done with pen and ink to show the
More on painting flowers will be published next week