This pretty Anemone hepatica is a small flower that I’ve enlarged by around 4x for this painting – in order to make painting the detail lots easier. We need to get the contrast levels right with the pale detailed centre, and to paint the full tonal range to the petals in order to achieve the curved shape to the flower. The techniques are quite straight forward, making this a great follow up to the free pear class. Relax & enjoy!
There's detailed information about the type of paper, paints and palette to use, as well as how to trace the drawing, in the video on this page. It was made for the free Pear Class I offer so the specific paints I mention are different but it should help you get ready to paint!
This PDF lists the equipment I suggest including paper, paints and brushes. (opens in a new window). For more info view the video I made for my free pear class here (and take the class if you haven't already!)
REFERENCE IMAGE PDF
Your reference image PDF includes the colour photo to paint, a grayscale version of it to help assess tones and an outline drawing to trace. (Opens in new window)
Start the tutorial by following along with the videos below!
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
Steps and Timings
Click on a timing below to skip to that section of the video:
- 00:51 - Stamens
- 06:20 - Yellow greens - lightest tones
- 10:54 - Petals - lightest tones
- 19:24 - Petals - isolate highlights
- 00:11 - Petals - darkest tones
- 08:20 - Midtones
- 14:50 - Lighter midtones
- 23:25 - Petals - adjustments
- 00:09 - Stem, leaf and centre - darkest tones
- 05:38 - Stem, leaf and centre - midtones
- 00:09 - Tonal adjustments and details
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