As a mum to two toddlers, I don’t manage much studio time at the moment. So when my kind husband Phil gave me the gift of studio time for my birthday earlier this year, I leapt at the chance.
I knew I wanted to paint something REALLY big, and very bright. There is something hugely uplifting about working with bright colours, especially on giant projects where you can immerse yourself in the brightness. It’s a great way to invite some sunshine into duller days.
At the time, I shared timelapses of this Clematis painting and the Peony painting I did during my studio session. They received a positive response, and there were quite a few requests for a mini class on how I painted the Clematis.
So in this video, I’m sharing with you the process I followed to create this GIANT pink Clematis painting.
It was so much fun creating the crinkly texture in the petals and making the elegant stamens in this Clematis painting pop out.
Working big really makes capturing this amount of detail a much easier job. You can find more tips on working big here.
I hope this inspires you to paint your own big, bright Clematis and bring some extra sunshine into your day.
I’d love to hear how you get on, so let me know how it goes in the comments below. And do also drop me a message if you enjoyed the video. I love reading them!