DIY Anemone Painting
BRUSHES: I recommend starting with a small /8--1/2 in. angeled brush. Buy a nice one and slowly add to your collection! If you're unsure, get a pack and experiment with a bunch of different brushes!
CANVAS: Any stretched canvas will do! I used an 11 x 14. You can easily pick one up for under $10 at a nearby craft store.
Note/Disclaimer: paintings sold in the shop are completed with higher quality paints. Craft acrylics are used in tutorials to keep them budget friendly. However, if you're looking to paint more seriously, I am a big fan of the brands Golden and Liquitex (around $8.00-$12.00ish per paint tube depending on the size).
HOW TO: PART ONE
HOW TO: PART 2
1. Add a few lines in your vase to represent stems. I never stress about details here and love making the vases really abstract! I usually paint in colors as I go along.
2. Add in a foreground color as a table. Be sure to add some of the color to the bottom part of your vase.
3. Paint purple shapes to start your anemones. Paint circles if you want them to be fully blossomed and facing the viewer, and paint triangles for any that you want to be facing another direction.
4. Fill in the background with light blue, making sure to add color in the vase as well.
5. Add a shadow in a slightly deeper emerald (mix emerald + black) than the foreground.
6. Add thick, assymmetrical white borders to the anemone shapes as petals, leaving a purple center.
HOW TO: PART 3
1. Take a blue/purple hue and blend the white petals with the purple center. Think messy ombre! Add some of this hue to the vase as well.
2. Loosely paint imperfect green foilage arround the anemones.
3. Add in turquoise foilage as well.
4. Add pink details to the bouquet and vase. I dotted on berry-like dots in a few places.
5. Leaving hints of purple showing through, brush on navy circles to the center of your anemones. Rather than painting perfect circles, make them assymmetrical with spikey, rough edges.
6. Add navy spots around your circles to complete your anemone bouquet.
7. Finish with whatever details you see fit. Add in extra foilage if it looks unbalanced, or switch in new colors----have fun with it!
Now hang and share it with @evelyn_henson #brightlydecoratedlife on instagram! I'd LOVE to see your results and hear what you think we should paint next!