A number of short videos by various artists demonstrating aspects of flower painting. These videos have been selected from YouTube by Vedanti RamIall-Moodley, one of our members.
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How To Paint the Red Hibiscus Flower In Watercolor By Ross Barbera, Parts 1, 2 and 3. Published on 16 & 17 Aug 2011. Length of Part 1 is 29 minutes, Part 2 is 30 minutes and Part 3 is 27 minutes. Ross: 'In this video I demonstrate how to paint this beautiful flower using transparent watercolor painting techniques. My instructions are easy to follow, and very detailed. This video is packed with useful watercolor information and painting tips, and in it I discuss and demonstrate every aspect of the paintings development. Part 1 introduces the initial stages of the painting's development. Topics discussed range from techniques used to apply washes of color, color mixing, masking techniques and paper preparation. Part 2 is devoted to the overall development of the painting. In this part you will see how I control washes of color to achieve desired results. You will learn how to control "wet into wet,", and how to effectively interpret your subject matter. Part 3 brings the painting to completion. In this section you will see how I develop the background for the painting, and how I work with my paints to create specific results.'
How to Paint the Magnolia Flower In Watercolor by Ross Barbera, Parts 1 and 2. Published on 22 Feb 2013. Length of both Part 1 and Part 2 is 30 minutes. Ross: 'In this two part video series I demonstrate how to paint the beautiful Magnolia flower using classic, transparent watercolor painting techniques. My instructions are easy to follow, and very detailed. This video series is packed with useful watercolor information and painting tips, and in it I discuss and demonstrate every aspect of the painting's development. Part 1 introduces the initial stages of the painting's development. Topics discussed range from an introduction of the tools and materials of watercolor painting, to techniques used in applying washes of color, color mixing, masking techniques and paper preparation. Part 2 continues with the overall development of the painting, and you will learn how to control washes of color to achieve beautiful results. By watching me work with "wet into wet," painting techniques, you will learn how to control this fundamental method of watercolor painting, and how to effectively interpret your subject matter. In Part 2 you will also see how I develop the background for this painting, and how I work with my paints to "paraphrase," the subject matter, rather than copy it. My instructions are designed to guide viewers in the process of creating a beautiful watercolor painting, while at the same time to teach the fundamentals of classic, transparent watercolor painting. An extended version of these videos, with additional content and painting instructions can be purchased at Amazon.'
Pink Roses in Watercolour by Trevor Waugh. Published on 23 May 2012. Length 8.5 minutes. 'Double time video. Trevor paints freely with the watercolours and fashions two large pink roses with a loose background. Accompanied by music written and performed by Trevor... sit back and relax for 9 mins!'
Watercolour poppies painting demo with Michelle Kral. Published on 13 Dec 2012. Length 3 minutes.
Preview | Watercolor Painting with Lian Quan Zhen: Peony & Hummingbird. Published on 19 Apr 2013. Length 8 minutes. 'In this art video workshop, Lian share his tips on how to work out a pleasing composition using specific focal points and a limited color palette to create intense, vibrant, watercolor flower paintings. From working out his composition and drawing, he demonstrates how to use masking fluid to preserve the flowers while working around them wet into wet, pouring, mingling and then layering pure pigment using negative painting to flesh out leaves, more flowers and even a hummingbird. Learn how to use cut-outs of flower drawings laid over a grid to create a pleasing composition, how to preserve the whites of your paper, how to create vibrant backgrounds, and more!'
How to Paint Flowers with Pieter Wagemans (www.800artdirectory.com). Published on 16 Aug 2013. Length 2 minutes. 'How to paint yellow roses? These roses, "Irish Hope", are painted by the Flemish artist Pieter Wagemans using the traditional "à la prima" oil paint method.