How to Paint a Simple Daisy
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Paint a Simple Daisy tutorial.
These make great filler flowers when done with a small brush. Add them for a spark of white to a more colorful flower painting. The white can make your colorful flowers pop.
Double load your brush in white and light grey. Only just a little bit grey, you should have mostly white on your brush. The grey just adds some depth and striations that give the petals some interest, you don’t even had to add it if you do not wish to. Make a dot on your surface to give you a center point. It makes it easier to have a center point to pull to. Lead with the white. In the video I show you how to measure out the strokes, if you wish. Just tap your brush inline a couple times to get an approximate length and pull from the top of that. Press on the chisel edge of your brush, pull towards the center, adjusting pressure to how wide you wish the petal to be and lift the brush to a chisel edge as you get closer to the center to let the stroke narrow. Add strokes around the center dot, some can be a bit curved to add movement. You can make the back stroke shorter and the front strokes longer to emulate depth. But I demonstrate as if you are looking straight down on the flower. Once you have completed the circle to your satisfaction then we will add the center..
Double load your scruffy brush in the yellow and gold and pounce on the center, or you can use a small flat brush and paint on a round center. I like the texture that the scruffy brush adds.
And there you have it, a simple but lovely Daisy. The video includes the leaves and you can make your daisy fuller by just adding more petals and bunching them closer together. Use a smaller brush and make smaller daisies. Now that you know how to paint a simple daisy, get creative. Soon I will post how to paint a basket of mixed flowers using many of the flowers I have already posted tutorials on.
Here is the video once again…
Surface to paint on.
Paint: Bottled Craft Acrylics (DecoArt Americana or Folk Art)
Wicker White or Titanium White
Grey Sky (or you can mix a small amount of black into the white to mix your own)
#10 or #12 flat brush (you can also use a round brush)
1 small scruffy brush (Donna Dewberry one stroke brushes)
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