Channel your inner Georgia O’Keefe in this online painting lesson. I will take you through all the steps to create – Iris and Butterfly – an acrylic painting.
In this painting lesson I’ll show you how to layer a few midtones to shape out the flower. Then how to add washes of dark and vibrant blues to create shadow, and how to add transparent lights to create lighter values.
I first show you how to set up unique grid to get our proportions right. Then from there I demonstrate how to do the drawing with pencil, reinforce it with paint and then layer away.
At the end we add a nice complimentary butterfly to make the colors pop!
Come have a lot of fun with me in this 3.5 hour lesson.
Colors Used: Ultramarine Blue Light (or ultramarine blue + titanium mix), Brilliant Blue (replace with cerulean), alizarin crimson, raw umber, mars black, burnt sienna, Titanium White, Zinc White, Yellow Ochre
Canvas Size: 10 X 20 (any size canvas will be okay for this one)
High quality reference photos for the iris and butterfly are included, as well as a cropped to size photo with grid in place. (found on the online lesson page)
Lesson Length: 3.5 hours