Summer Floral


Materials

  • Stretched canvases 5” square, five (from AC Moore)
  • Antiqued Barn Board 8”x36” (from Brogan's Wood Products)
  • Plaid FolkArt High Definition Acrylics: Autumn Leaves, Berry Wine, Burnt Carmine, Burnt Umber, Butter Pecan, Engine Red, Forest Moss, Fresh Foliage, Hauser Green Medium, Lavender, Licorice, Light Periwinkle, Magenta, Pure Orange, Raw Sienna, Red Violet, School Bus Yellow, Sunflower, Thicket, Ultramarine Blue, Wicker White, Yellow Ochre
  • Royal & Langnickel: Aqualon: Round, Series 2250, #1, #3; Liner, Series R2595, #10/0; Shader, Series R2150, #4, #8, #12; Decorative Art Brushes: Deerfoot Stippler, Series 393, 1/8”, 1/4”

Tools

  • Plaid FolkArt: High Definition Clear Medium; Outdoor Sealer, Satin
  • Eclectic E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Directions

  • Preparation
  • 1. Use #12 shader to base canvases Burnt Umber, working one canvas at a time. While wet, use dirty brush to slip-slap Licorice here and there. Repeat with Burnt Carmine. Dry. (Note: If canvas shows through, touch up with brush mix of Burnt Umber + Licorice.) Use brush mix of Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna to dry brush "floor" on each canvas.
  • 2. Print out pattern; transfer basic pattern lines. (Transfer details as needed.)
  • Artist's Tips
  • 1. High Definition paints should not be thinned with water. Use Clear Medium to thin paint as needed and to float colors. Most blending in this project is done using the wet-into-wet technique. Flowers and foliage are painted with a heavy paint application to provide texture. Some objects may require two or more paint coats to obtain an opaque basecoat. Allow dry time between coats or force dry with blow dryer.
  • Wash Tub
  • 1. Use #12 shader and brush mix of Wicker White and a touch of Licorice to base tub; use dirty brush and a touch of Licorice to shade. Wipe brush clean. Use Wicker White to highlight center of tub. Dry. Use liner brush and brush mix of Wicker White and Licorice to paint tub details.
  • 2. Use #3 round and brush mix of Thicket and a touch of Licorice to dab leaf shapes behind area where roses will be painted. Use dirty brush and brush mix of Hauser Green Med. and Forest Moss to add lighter leaves; add a few fallen leaves on floor. Double-load liner with Hauser Green Med. and Wicker White to stroke long leaves along edge of tub. Dry.
  • 3. For delphinium flowers, use #1 round and brush mix of Red Violet and Lavender to dab petals working from bottom up. Use dirty brush and touches of Lt. Periwinkle and Wicker White to highlight here and there.
  • 4. Use 1/8” deerfoot stippler and Burnt Carmine to dab irregular rose shapes. Use Magenta to tap in middle value, and mix of Magenta + Wicker White (1:1) to highlight. Add a few fallen rose petals on floor.
  • 5. Refer to worksheet. (see photos)
  • Clay Pots
  • 1. Use #12 shader and brush mix of Autumn Leaves and Pure Orange to base pots. Dry. Apply Clear Medium over one pot at a time. Shade pots Burnt Umber. Use brush mix of Autumn Leaves and a touch of Sunflower to highlight center. Dry brush a touch of Yellow Ochre between shading and highlights to add warmth. Use dirty brush and a touch of Sunflower to dry brush lime deposits here and there. Use liner to paint cracks Burnt Umber; use Sunflower to highlight one side of cracks. Use brush mix of Autumn Leaves and Sunflower to define rim edges. (see photos)
  • 2. Double load #3 round with Thicket and Fresh Foliage to stroke spiked foliage in rear pot. Use 1/4” deerfoot stippler and Thicket to stipple foliage in front pot. Load Fresh Foliage on toe of dirty brush to stipple highlight. Dab a few fallen leaves on floor.
  • 3. For purple coneflowers, use #1 round and Berry Wine to stroke petals. Dry. Use Magenta to add middle value; repeat for opaque coverage. Dry. Use brush mix of Magenta and a touch of Wicker White to highlight center petals only. Dab a few fallen flower petals on floor. Base flower centers Burnt Umber; load small amount of Autumn Leaves on toe of 1/8” deerfoot stippler to stipple highlights. Wipe brush and load Pure Orange; stipple final highlight.
  • 4. Use liner and brush mix of Ultramarine Blue and Wicker White to stroke small flower clusters in front pot. Highlight some Wicker White. Tap in tiny Yellow Ochre flowers trailing down right side of pot.
  • Bushel Basket with Marigolds
  • 1. Use #4 shader and Butter Pecan to base vertical slats on basket opaque; dry brush all slats Raw Sienna. Dry brush shading Burnt Umber and dry brush highlights Butter Pecan. Repeat entire process for horizontal braces. Use liner to add Burnt Umber nails to braces. (see photos)
  • 2. Double-load #1 round with Thicket and Fresh Foliage to stroke spiked leaves; stroke Wicker White highlights. Dab a few fallen leaves on floor. Use 1/8” deerfoot stippler and Thicket to stipple foliage; while wet, use dirty brush and Fresh Foliage to stipple highlights.
  • 3. Use #1 round and brush mix of Autumn Leaves and Pure Orange to dab marigolds; while wet, use dirty brush and School Bus Yellow to dab highlights.
  • 4. Use liner and brush mix of Ultramarine Blue and Wicker White to paint forget-me-knots on right side. Use Berry Wine to tap tiny trailing flowers on left side. Dab a few fallen petals of each flower on floor.
  • Wicker Basket
  • 1. Base basket Raw Sienna; while wet, use dirty brush and Burnt Umber to blend shading on sides of basket. (Note: Refer to pattern for wicker lines.) Use #1 round and brush mix of Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna to paint comma strokes across vertical lines #1, #2, #8, and #9. Use brush mix of Raw Sienna and Yellow Ochre to paint comma strokes across vertical lines #3 and #7. In same manner, paint comma strokes on lines #4 and #6, and use Sunflower and a touch of Yellow Ochre to paint comma strokes on line #5 (center). Use dirty brush and touch of Sunflower to dry brush highlights on lines #2 and #4. Use #1 round and Raw Sienna to paint darkest comma strokes along handle; add a touch of Yellow Ochre to brush and paint remaining comma strokes. Dry brush a touch of Sunflower to highlight handle.
  • 2. Use #4 shader and Hauser Green Med. to base geranium leaves. Use dirty brush to highlight Fresh Foliage on one side of each leaf; add a touch of Wicker White to add extra highlight here and there. Use liner and Burnt Umber to paint leaf detailing. Use Fresh Foliage to paint stems for leaves and flowers. Use Engine Red to stroke tiny petals. Dry and repeat. Use Pure Orange to highlight some petals.
  • 3. Use #1 round and brush mix of Hauser Green Med. and Fresh Foliage to tap spiky flowers. Use brush mix of Wicker White and School Bus Yellow to tap in tiny flowers. Paint some fallen flowers on floor.
  • Whiskey Barrel with Black Eyed Susan
  • 1. Use #4 shader and Burnt Umber to base staves; use brush mix of Raw Sienna and Butter Pecan to dry brush highlights. Use liner and a touch of Butter Pecan to add additional highlights to center staves. Use #1 round to paint metal bands Licorice; use dirty brush to highlight. Use liner to paint nails Licorice. (see photos)
  • 2. Use #3 round and brush mix of Thicket, Hauser Green Med., and Fresh Foliage to loosely dab foliage. Use liner and Fresh Foliage to paint stems for spiky flowers.
  • 3. Use brush mix of Lavender and a touch of Wicker White to tap in purple salvia. Use #1 round and Yellow Ochre to stroke Black Eyed Susan petals; repeat until opaque. Use Sunflower to dry brush highlights. Paint flower centers Burnt Umber; use dirty brush and small amount of Raw Sienna to highlight centers. Paint a few fallen petals on floor.
  • Finishing
  • 1. High Definition paints remain sticky to touch for several days. Avoid stacking painted canvases until thoroughly dry. No varnish or sealer is needed to protect this paint for indoor use. If placing outside, apply several outdoor sealer coats. Keep out of direct sunlight and precipitation.
  • 2. Arrange canvases on barn board as shown; glue in place

by Linda Hollander

Pattern - Summer Floral Mini Canvases

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