Step 8: Add Grit to white flowers and other if you want Step 9: Add final layer to background, table and vase Tips: 1st: Background- I add a slightly lighter or darker color into the background for the final layer. I use more of a dry brush technique so that the color underneath shine through 2nd: Table- Slide the brush at the top table top line. Then dunk your brush in the water and go back over that line again. It will water it down and drip down off the painting nicely. 3rd: Vase- Use the same technique as the table around the sides and bottom of the vase. I love turquoise vases. I do this so it gives it a transparent glass effect to the vase.
Step 10: Add more paint color to leaves and flowers Tips: I add at least three different hues of the color to the leaves/flowers. Use different tints (add white) and shades (add black) to each flower. Dap a little surprise color into the flower. Ex. Add a bit of turquoise is my favorite thing to add to sunflowers
Step 11: Finishing touches Step back and see if a flower needs to be added or taken away Step 12: Dots and Splatter Using the back of your paint brush, add small dots (odd number) onto the flower in the middle and outside of the flower Splatter: How To's
Lay your canvas down on a drop cloth on the floor
Apply a brush full of paint on your platter, my favorite if white to splatter
Add water to your palette with your brush to water down the paint
Gather the paint/water mixture on your brush
Use another paintbrush or pencil, hit the paint filled brush against the pencil (on top) over your canvas on the floor. Continue until you reach the desired amount
Step 13: Let it dry completely (overnight)
Video, Final Steps
*This is where it gets tricky because each person is different and each arrangement is so different. You have to rely on your own intuition. What do you like? What layer is working? Where is it not? This is a back and forth that goes on ...and then I hear a voice and get a sense of joy that I know that the piece is complete. This is what is difficult to teach. I can teach you color theory and composition, but really it comes down to being in a state of NO judgement and NO commitment to a certain outcome.
I thought I was finished. However, the next day...I decided that was not the case. So made some more adjustments to the background. I also added in pencil, charcoal and pastels to the piece.
Step 14: Add lines, drawings, etc Add pencil marks, chalk pastels, and charcoal on top of your painting to enhance and add variety Tips: I love to pair similar colors together. I think it adds an extra energy to the color.
Step 15: Step back and admire! I am so proud of you! You just completed a beautiful painting ♥