Cotton-Candy Florals - Acrylic Painting
This is an excellent class for beginners...intermediate and advance students will also enjoy the instruction of color blocking as well as the use of small details to capture a paintings depth.
In this class, we will first add color blocking to our background, which will create that modern feel to our finished piece.
The cotton-candy flowers are created with a stipple technique. We will start with our lightest colors and build up to create volume. Fine details will be added with darks and contrast to make our flowers pop. Whimsy will explode with curly-Qs and flower tendrils created with a fine acrylic applicator.
Finally, (this is optional), we will stencil a unique flair to the painting by adding a stenciled raised pattern to the corner of our painting using modeling paste.
This class is full of tips for enhancing lights and darks, grounding our focal point, softening edges, creating texture, and just having loads of fun
Canvas or watercolor paper
Artist Tape (blue)
Acapulco (Apple Barrel)
Deep Violet (Liquitex-Basics)
Black Gesso or acrylic paint
Unbleached Titanium (Liquitex-Basic)
Pinks: I used...Baby Pink (Americana); Brilliant Pink (FolkArt); Fuchsia (Craft Smart); Medium Magenta (Liquitex-Basic) ***you can use any pinks***
Brushes: Flat (1"); Round (2) or any small round for details, and Round (8)- any round will work, one you won't mind smashing down bristles for stippling.
Bone folder or burnishing tool
Sandpaper: 220 grit
Fine Line Applicator: (See class preview video.)
Paper towels or rags
Optional: (used to add raised stencil in corner-bonus video)
Stencil of choice
Palette knife or used credit card