Learn How to Paint Carnations
As promised here is the second Learn How to Paint Carnations. This one uses a flat brush instead of a round.
Do you want to go straight to the Video??
Lets start with supplies:
#10 Flat or Bright brush
DecoArt Craft acrylic in
Alizarin Crimson (or any color you wish actually)
Double load your flat brush with Alizarin Crimson and White. Using the chisel edge, drag the brush upwards and wiggle the red edge and trying to keep the white edge in place, then slide the brush back down. (definitely need to see the video to get what I mean) This creates the petal shape.
Keep adding petals until you have the shape, keep the white edge as narrow as possible. Space the petals apart for definition. (I have a tendency to scrunch them together)
Make the bottom petals more of at a horizontal or leaning down a bit to give it more of an umbrella shape. Keep layering the petals until you have at least 3 layers of petals.
Now add the stem and calyx. Using a U stroke and the brush double loaded with Evergreen and Celery Green, paint on the Calyx.
Flip the brush so you are using the Evergreen on the trailing edge to make small chisel edge strokes to connect it to the flower and Calyx.
Reload and drag your brush on the chisel edge to create the stem.
The leaves are a simple elongated flat leaf stroke. I am working on a post and video on just leaves, which will be posted in the future. You can see how I do these in the video.
And basically that is how you paint a Carnation with a flat brush.
Again here is the video to help you along.
Next I think I will do a Poppy.
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