I can't believe the snow finally caught up to us! We are still in Arizona. Waiting out the snowstorms. We woke up to six inches of snow this morning! In Arizona!? What??? Are you getting snow too?
By the the end of February I'm ready for spring to come. Some of you must be feeling the same because I put out the poll last week asking what my Createful Art Members wanted me to paint, and cherry blossoms won. Members also get a reference photo to help them paint this. You can become a member anytime and get this reference photo.
So, this week's tutorial is How to Paint Cherry Blossoms. Hope you enjoy!
Learn how to paint cherry blossoms in this, step by step, acrylic painting tutorial. This lesson is perfect for beginner-intermediate artists. Make sure to have fun painting and be creative!
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Here is the list of supplies I recommend and use for my paintings (Amazon affiliate links below)
1. Paint Brushes and wash brushes
2. Acrylic Paints - The paint colors I use include: Heavy Body - cadmium yellow Medium Hue, cadmium red light Hue, quinacridone magenta, ivory black, Emerald Green, Phthalocyanine Green (blue shade), phthalocyanine blue (Green shade), brilliant blue, Bronze yellow, dioxazine purple and two tubes of titanium white. I also use bronze, gold and silver metallic paint, same brand.
3. Canvas Panels 8x10"
4. My PALETTE (Colors don't dry out!)
6. Paper Towels
Here are the Steps to Painting Your own Cherry Blossoms.
Step 1: Paint Background
Step 2: (optional) Add splatters of pink or white
Step 3: Paint Branches (sometimes I call them stems)
Step 4: Paint Flower buds
Step 5: Paint Open flower (sometimes I call them blobs)
- round the edges of your blobs like petals
- add white to lighten your flowers and add highlights
- add middles with yellow
Step 6: Be creative and add your own personality to it!
Please note: any paintings created using my tutorials are for personal use only, NOT to sell. This is a copyright issue.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Thank you for watching! Please share this video if you enjoyed it.