How to Paint Lettuce
Learn How to Paint Lettuce
At least I hope it looks like lettuce enough that someone seeing it without being told what it was could accurately identify it.
When I posted my Herb Garden in a box I thought I had posted all the veggie tutorials beforehand but lo and behold one had been left out.
Does that look like a head of butter lettuce to you???
This is very simple to do if you have followed and tried any of my leaf or rose painting lessons. The lettuce uses the same scallop stroke.
#12 flat brush
DecoArt Americana Craft Paint in
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First lets start with the basic shape and size of the head of lettuce..
I just sketched it in with the edge of my brush and the green paint. Double load your brush with your Evergreen and Celery, make sure you have plenty of paint loaded in your brush.
Start your scallop stroke with the Celery to the outside of the head of lettuce. (it really doesn’t matter which color is started to the outside but you do want to flip the brush for the next stroke)
Reload your brush with both colors and with the next scallop stroke you will have the Evergreen to the outside of the head. You are alternating the colors to the outside edge.
Can you see the darker edge is on the outside this time?
Keep alternating all the way around your head of lettuce. (sorry for the glare, not sure what is going on with that)Your scallop strokes may or may not meet when you have completed the circle but that is fine. Now start the next layer inside of the scallop strokes.
Make your scallop strokes overlap the outer lettuce leaves where they come together. Again alternate the colors on each scallop stroke. Keep adding strokes until you get all the way around. Also you should adjust the length of your scallop stroke as you come inside.
Finish off with a couple small strokes in the center..
And there you have your head of butter lettuce to add to your garden art project like the Herb Garden I shared last time.
I have another garden project using the veggie paintings coming up soon.
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