Four Flowers

Four Flowers

Four Flowers

I did these small flower studies all on the same piece of paper. The first thing I did was adhere the paper to a piece of 2mm Sintra PVC panel with some brushed on acrylic soft gel medium. I let that dry for about an hour under some heavy books. Next I split the page into quarters with blue painter’s tape.

I painted all four the same way. I started each by blocking in the major colors with tempera paint sticks. I then added detail using brush markers, and finally I added a few bits of white using white ink.

I discovered that I could lift colors with a damp paper towel to create lighter values. I could also blend in some white ink with a wet brush to lighten the values.

Lupin

Lupin

Peonies

Peonies

Tulips

Tulips

Iris

Iris

9×12 inches (23×30.5 cm) Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper, pencil, Mod Paint Sticks, Arteza Real Brush pens, Arteza flat waterbrush, and Molotow empty marker filled with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Pen White ink. Each picture is about 4×5.5 inches (10×14 cm).

Jim

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