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Simple Flower Techniques

Simple Flower Techniques

Photo of Kathwren Jenkins, Simple Flower Techniques

Kathwren Jenkins

Kathwren Jenkins shows just how easy flower painting can be with some simple flower techniques. She paints all the flowers with just 3 different brushes. The important thing to note, is that it is the stroke Kathwren is teaching here.

Kathwren shows how to paint 4 different flowers in this 25 minute clip. She starts by painting the thin undercoat to a Geranium, then using a chiselled flat brush she paints in some petals using a simple stroke consisting of pushing down and pulling up the brush. Then with a lighter paint and the edge of the brush to produce some for-shortened leaves using the flat, and then the  edge of the brush.  She then uses a small filbert brush to form some buds. (more…)