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Allium Flower, painting flowers with mixed media on canvas

Allium Flower, painting flowers with mixed media on canvas by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful, painting demos
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Allium Flower, painting flowers with mixed media on canvas

Still feeling like painting Flowers with the gorgeous weather we have been enjoying this spring, this mixed media painting is inspired by pictures I took of Allium Flowers ( more precisely common onion flowers) that were growing in my vegetable garden last year. Here is a picture of the actual flower:

Allium Flower

Allium Flower.

Allium Flower, painting flowers with mixed media on canvas

drawing before painting on canvas

I did make my drawing with pencil on canvas, I am including shapes and a few details but not too many as the first layers of paint are going to cover the drawing anyway.

flowers painting technique

I start painting the first layers in contrasting colors.

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step by step acrylic painting tutorial

I paint some bright green in places where I see a green undertone.

flower paintings on canvas

Then I work with the pink and burgundy.

using acrylic paints to paint flowers

I apply bright yellow in places where I see a yellow undertone.

glazing acrylic paint

Then I paint white acrylic straight from the tube in some areas as well as white acrylic diluted in medium in others.

painting with pastels and acrylic

Then I start working with pastels to try out different color combinations. When I am done I fix them with Krylon workable fixative and then am able to add more layers either of pastels or acrylics.

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painting techniques to paint flowers in acrylic

I try different colors playing with the pinks and the white by glazing until I am satisfied with the colors.

glazing acrylic paint

Here glazing some white acrylic.

step by step flower painting demos

I added some orange tones with pastels. Allium Flower, Mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.

Comments (5)

  1. Dede

    I have tried using pastels over acrylic paint and when I spray on the fixative it seems to blow off a lot of the pastels!
    what am I doing wrong?
    Thanks so much!
    Love your work..
    very inspiring!
    xoxo

    1. Thanks for your nice comments Dede:)

      Maybe try to spray the fixative from a bit more of a distance.
      You can layer pastels if too much is blown off and spray in between each layer.

      I also noticed that when I am spraying the pastels or varnishing the pastels they fade a bit, but you can compensate by adding more pastels and spraying until you are satisfied with the results.

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  3. Reblogged this on Monique Egelhoff and commented:
    I love this artist. Enjoy…

  4. Beautiful Sandra. I reblogged you this afternoon. It’s too pretty not to share!

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