Blue Parrot Tulips

Blue Parrot Tulip

Begin by sketching the tulips with thinned Mauve on the small round brush. Paint the background with the 1 brush and criss-cross strokes using various mixtures of painting medium, Blue, Green, Turquoise and White. Create the mottled effect by spraying the background with paint thinner. 2. Add long, curved, double-wide leaves with the 3 4 brush and various mixtures of Blue, Green, Turquoise and Yellow. Mist again with odorless paint thinner. Underpaint the tulips with the 1 2 brush and a very...

Word About Color

I think Sap Green is the floral painter's best friend, but is very bright and can rarely be used alone for foliage. Try brush-mixing a very, very small amount of Ultramarine Blue OR Alizarin Crimson OR Cad Red Medium with Sap Green to make a variety of gorgeous My favorite Brown is made with a mixture of equal parts of Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green. This is the most incredible color and can be used to paint an old straw basket, a clay pot or copper. It is also wonderful for woody stems and...

Underpainting The Sunflowers

Block in the sunflower petals with the 1 2 brush and Cad Red Medium near the flower center and Cad Yellow at the edges. Be sure to add painting medium to these colors and try not to paint individual petals. Just mass in the basic shape of the flowers. Underpaint the buds with Cad Red Medium near the base of the petals and Cad Yellow on the tips of the petals. Use the filbert brush to tap in the large, dark sunflower centers with a mixture of Black and your homemade Brown. (See Progressional...

Finishing Touches

Buildings With Flower Painted Designs

Finally, paint a few individual petals with the filbert brush and various mixtures of Titanium White and Cad Yellow. Allow some of the petals to flip right over the centers of some of the flowers. Use thinned mixtures of Cad Red and Brown on the liner brush to add the tiny lines in petals, near the centers of the flowers. (See Progressional Step 4.) And while you're using the liner brush, don't forget to sign your painting. Load the liner brush with thinned color of your choice. To load the...

Night Blooming Cereus

Begin by using the foam applicator to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of Black gesso. When the gesso is dry, sketch the flowers with thinned White. Then, cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of painting medium. 2. Use the 1 brush and a small amount of Turquoise to paint the background with criss-cross strokes. Blend with the soft blender brush. 3. Paint leaves cascading down from the top of the canvas with the 3 4 brush and mixtures of Green and Blue, Turquoise and...

Lilacs

Lilacs are a cluster of tiny florets, each with four petals. Indicate just a few individual lilac petals with the filbert brush and various mixtures of White, Alizarin Crimson, Mauve and Turquoise. When highlighting the masses of lilacs, keep in mind that the source of light in this painting is on the right side the left sides of the flowers would be in shadow. You can use the soft blender brush to diffuse the flowers in shadow, if desired. Use thinned Titanium White on the filbert brush to add...

Morning Glories

Watercolor Instruction Morining Glories

Use masking tape to mask off a trellis design with a 1 'A border. Then use a foam applicator to paint the exposed area of the canvas with Gray gesso. 2. Use very thin Ultramarine Blue on the small round brush or the filbert brush to loosely sketch the morning glories. 3. Use the 1 brush to paint the lower portion of the canvas with a mixture of Liquid White and Orange. Paint the upper portion of the canvas with Liquid White, Blue, Mauve and Green. Allow the flowers to remain dry and...

Materials

1 Brush 2 Liner Brush 1 2 Floral Brush Floral Filbert 2 Soft Blender Brush 3 4 Floral Brush Cad Yellow Light Floral Pink Mauve Sap Green Titanium White Turquoise Ultramarine Blue Begin by using the foam applicator to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of Gray gesso and allow to dry completely. When the gesso is dry, use the 1 brush to cover the entire canvas with a very, very thin coat of painting medium.

Background

The background colors are very subtle. Continue to use the 1 brush and criss-cross strokes to add a small amount of Mauve above the flowers on the left side. Add Ultramarine Blue to the left of pot and a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Mauve above the flowers on the right side of the canvas. Intensify the Blue-Mauve mixture near the flowers to begin the suggestion of foliage. See ProgressionsI Step 1. The source of light in this painting is on the right side. Use the 1 2 or 3 4 brush and a...

Introduction

If you are excited by color, then you should be painting flowers. If you are really turned on by a brilliant Pink, a vivid Orange or muted Blues, Lavenders and Greens, then you should be painting flowers. Whether painting very realistic flowers or flowers of pure fantasy, I can think of no other subject matter where there are so few color limitations. And color is really what it is all about Even if you have never painted before, with just a couple of brushes, several gorgeous colors and a few...

How To Grow Flowers

1 Brush 2 Liner Brush 1 2 Brush Floral Filbert 2 Soft Blender Brush 3 4 Floral Brush Small Round Floral Brush Cad Yellow Light Mauve Sap Green Titanium White Turquoise Ultramarine Blue Liquid White Odorless Paint Thinner This is an exercise in White proving that you must use a lot of color in order to paint White flowers. Begin by using the small round brush or the filbert brush to loosely sketch the hanging pot with a very thin mixture of Blue and painting medium. Sketch the flower placement...

Hanging Pot Of White Flowers With Fuchsias

Blue And White Flower Pots

Paint very pale, subtle basic leaves and tapered leaves with mixtures of White, Mauve and Blue. 3. Paint very pale, subtle basic leaves and tapered leaves with mixtures of White, Mauve and Blue. 1. Start by using the small round brush to sketch the pot with Blue and the six flowers with Mauve. Then, use the 1 brush to cover the canvas with Liquid White. Add various mixtures of Mauve and Blue to the background and blend. 4. Add dark foliage with Green and Blue. Block in the three White...

Oval Roses

Blue And Yellow Rose Painting

Start by sketching the position of four roses with thinned Floral Pink on the small round brush. Don't make these sketches too large flowers grow as you are painting them. Use the 1 brush to cover the background with Liquid White. 2. Use the 1 brush and criss-cross strokes to add mixtures of Mauve and Turquoise to the background. Blend with the soft blender brush, allowing the color to remain more intense near the flowers. 3. Use the 3 4 brush to paint very pale background leaves with...

Basket Of Lilacs And Daisies

Watercolor Loose Foliage Background

Paint the entire canvas with a thin even coat of Gray gesso. When the Gray gesso is dry, paint the background with the Pink, Blue and Black. Loosely sketch the basket with the filbert brush and thinned Black and White. 2. Use the filbert brush and Gray mixtures made from Titanium White and Black to weave the basket. 2. Use the filbert brush and Gray mixtures made from Titanium White and Black to weave the basket. 3. Underpaint the lilacs with the 1 2 brush and loose criss-cross strokes using...

Highlighting The Flowers

Night Blooming Cereus Flowers Drawing

Load the 3 4 or 1 2 brush with Titanium White which has been thinned with a very small amount of painting medium, carefully smoothing the bristles to a chiseled edge. Starting with the large back petals, place the carefully loaded brush at the outer edge of the first petal, just outside the underpainting. Apply pressure and slow stroke in towards the center of the flower, releasing pressure as you near the dark flower center. Reload the brush and continue by fanning a series of long,...

Iris

Iris Painting Backgrounds

Paint large tapered leaves with the 3 4 brush and mixtures of Green, Blue, Turquoise and White. 1. Use a foam applicator to paint the entire canvas with Gray gesso. When the canvas is dry, sketch the iris, apply painting medium, then paint the background with the 1 brush and mixtures of Yellow, Mauve, Blue and Turquoise. 2. Paint large tapered leaves with the 3 4 brush and mixtures of Green, Blue, Turquoise and White. 3. Underpaint the top of the iris with the 1 2 brush and a thin mixture of...

Basket Of Sunflowers

Painting Flowers

Start by using a foam applicator to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of Black gesso. When the Black gesso is dry, use the 1 brush to apply a thin, even coat of painting medium to the canvas. With the 1 brush and criss-cross strokes, apply Red, Mauve and Turquoise to the background. Blend lightly with the 2 soft blender brush. Use the filbert brush and Brown to weave the basket. Highlight the basket, very sparingly, with a mixture of Orange and Yellow, using the filbert brush....

Annette Kowalski

Joy Floral Painting

Annette Kowalski was born and raised in the beautiful city of Washington, D.C., our nation's capital. Her love of art was demonstrated from earliest childhood and followed her into adulthood. It was in Washington, D.C., that she met and married a young soldier, Walt Kowalski. Annette and Walt had five children in rapid succession and her artist career was placed on the back burner in order to raise her family. Annette's love of art never faltered, but the demands of raising a large family left...

Hydrangeas In Talayera

Hydrangea Flower Painting

Underpaint the leaves with a mixture of Sap Green and Ultramarine Blue. Underpaint the flowers with thin mixtures of Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise and Mauve. 2. Paint the background with a mixture of Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue and Black. Add Titanium White to the upper left comer and a mixture of Cad Yellow and Titanium White on the lower right side of the pot. Block in the dark foliage areas between the flowers with mixtures of Sap Green and Ultramarine Blue. 4. Use the 3 4...

Can I Use Any Type Of Art Products

Watercolor Instruction Morining Glories

All of the paintings in this book were produced with products specially designed for this method of painting. To achieve the best results from your efforts, I strongly recommend that you use the only products designed specifically for this technique. Always insist that the supplies you purchased have the Bob Ross label. This will assure that you are receiving the finest and most suitable products available. WHERE CAN I OBTAIN MATERIALS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS TECHNIQUE OF PAINTING...

Underpainting The Flowers

Underpaint the three White flowers with a very thin mixture of painting medium, Titanium White, Black, Turquoise and Mauve. Use the 1 2 brush and long, flowing strokes. When underpainting the flowers, try not to paint perfect, hard circles. Work quickly, using very little paint, keeping your strokes loose and flowing, creating an uneven shape with soft, ruffled, edges. This step is very important to this technique. After all of the flowers have been blocked in, add the centers with a small...

To The Artist

Annette Kowalski

It is with the utmost pleasure and pride that I have the opportunity to present Annette Kowalski and her first Joy of Painting Flowers book. I sincerely believe that with the techniques and equipment she has developed, combined with a little practice, that you will soon be able to complete floral paintings so beautiful that you as well as family and friends will find it hard to believe. I first met Annette in Clearwater, Florida in 1981, where I was teaching art classes. I was immediately...

R Joy of fainting lowers

The Joy of Painting Flowers Packets Watch the new Joy unfold on video Annette Kowalski produces three exciting hours of Ross-style floral beauty. Segments include Foliage, Basic Flower, Daisies and Buds, Clusters, Pot, Basket and much more. Fine close-ups, brilliant color, easy pacc. ftAKWOlV Pol 0' Pink Poppies Red amp Pink Roses in Oval KPOOC. KP 07 Basket of Sunflowers KP020 pages will guide you through the new Ross soft technique thirteen gorgeous color floral paintings, step-by-step...

Hibiscus

Oil Paint Three Hibiscus Flower

Loosely sketch the hibiscus with thinned Yellow and the small round brush. Paint the canvas with Liquid White using the 1 brush. Then use criss-cross strokes to add various background mixtures of Sap Green, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow and Orange to the upper portion of the canvas. Use a mixture of Mauve and Turquoise on the lower portion of the canvas. Blend the entire background with the soft blender brush. Underpaint the flower and bud with the 1 2 brush and thinned Yellow. 3. Paint basic...

Criss Cross Work Sketching Flower

Filbert Ile Strok Mas

Use the 1 2 or 3 4 brush and criss-cross strokes to block in leaf color in the center of the leaf. 2. Add a water drop to a basic leaf. 3. Reload the 1 2 brush to a chiseled edge and begin angling strokes from the outside edge of the leaf towards the center of the leaf. 3. Paint clusters of daisies on clusters of leaves. 4. Continue angling a series of overlapping strokes from the outside edge of the leaf to the center. Use the chiseled edge of the brush to cut in a center vein and to add...