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Painting flowers from imagination for the Anonymous Art Show, a step by step painting tutorial

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Painting flowers from imagination for the Anonymous Art Show, a step by step painting tutorial

To participate in our North Vancouver Anonymous Art show this year, I decided on painting flowers from imagination in acrylic and mixed media.

Appreciation of Art is subjective and for sure, knowing who did a painting will influence how we look at that painting, especially if it is a famous name.

That is why I find the idea of the Anonymous Art Show so exciting, for the time of an exhibit it puts all Artists on an equal footing in terms of name recognition and price, and all that is left to appreciate a painting is the painting itself.

To learn more about this annual fundraising event held by the North Vancouver Community Arts council, you can look at their website.

This year, I did paint 4 canvas, although you can submit only three, just because I had them ready in the studio and decided that I would choose which ones to bring once I was done.

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Painting flowers from imagination in acrylics and mixed media:

It starts with an abstract background in Ink and fluid Acrylics.

painting an abstract background with ink and fluid acrylics on canvas

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Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Artists Ink

FW Artists Ink is an acrylic-based, pigmented, water-resistant ink in a range of 38 colors, all of which have either a three-star or four-star rating for permanence. FW Artists Inks work well with airbrushes, dip pens, technical pens and brushes. – Primary Colors Set

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Then some negative painting.

outlining contours for negative painting techniques

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Prismacolor Art Stix

Prismacolor Art Stix are artist-quality woodless colored pencils for every level of expertise. Especially suited for color coverage of large areas, Art Stix offer a bold, smooth laydown of color.

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Cleaning up the sides

painting the sides of canvas with white acrylic

Then adding some colors

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And finally adding designs

adding patterns with a dipping pen and ink
adding patterns to flowers with a dipping pen and ink
drawing patterns on flowers with ink

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Speedball Sketching Project Set

This calligraphy pen and nib set gives you the tools needed to create beautiful works of art. Ideal for drawing, crosshatching, lithography, and fine details. Includes two plastic pen holders and six nibs.

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The finished paintings:

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In Seoul, Acrylic on yupo paper mounted on board

painting flowers from imagination on canvas

In Reykjavik, Acrylic on canvas

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In Minsk, Acrylic on canvas

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In Jakarta, Acrylic on canvas

Comments (10)

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  2. Helen Rich

    What is the nib you are using in the photos and with what paint?
    Are all the inks waterproof as when I have painted over with white, they have mixed with it.
    Love your work.
    Thanks

    1. Thanks Helen 🙂
      The nib I am using is a speed ball number 512, you can read more about it here: https://paintingdemos.com/drawing-patterns-with-a-dipping-pen-and-ink/
      Yes I am using acrylic inks that are waterproof. If you are using non waterproof media, you can spray your painting with Krylon workable fixative.

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  4. Eddi Reid

    I have felt very blocked when beginning a watercolor class, although I have painted in watercolor, oil and acrylics quite comfortably in the past. Then I found you Sandrine and it took no time at all to realize what I was searching for! All the fun n and enthusiasm is returning. I love your creativity – thank you.

    1. Thanks Eddi, I am happy to hear that as I am all about the fun of painting 🙂

  5. Kathy Dolyniuk

    These are so cute colorful and inspiring. This is one of my very favorite painting techniques you’ve taught!

    I am in Vietnam right now and enjoying your newsletter from my room in Ho Chi Minh City!

    1. Thanks Kathy! Enjoy your time in Vietnam, it is on my bucket list of places to visit:)

  6. Lou Downing

    Wow! These are really beautiful.

    1. Thanks Lou!

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