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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hibiscus

Oil Painting Lessons/Demos
Contemporary Art


Oil Painting On Canvas
by Beatriz Socorro
Hibiscus

As I have mentioned before, some of the photos vary in color, depending on the time of day or whether I have photographed them indoors or outdoors. The true colors are the ones you can see on the above photo (the finished painting).

If this is your first visit, please go to OIL PAINTING LESSONS and read: "Art Notes" and "Oil Painting Tips" and be sure to read through at least the first 3 demos (preferably the first six).
There is important information in the previous demos that I don´t repeat in the subsequent ones.


To see the photo I used as a model for this painting, go to:  Free Photos: Hibiscus

STEP 1

Block in the colors for the background, the flower and the leaves.

Background: Lime Yellow + White + pinch of Yellow Ochre
Flower: Cadmium Yellow Pale + Grumbacher Red + Yellow
Leaves: Emerald Green + Light Yellow


Oil Painting Lessons/Demos - STEP 1 

ALLOW TO DRY WELL BEFORE GOING TO THE NEXT STEP

STEP 2

Mix a darker shade of the same colors previously used for the flower and start outlining the shadow areas.

The bottom petals show how it is first applied. The top petals show how it should look after being gently scrumbled.

Do the same with the leaves.

Always observe your photo or your subject closely to see where the lights and the shadows need to be applied.


Oil Painting Lessons/Demos - STEP 2


STEP 3

Now, using a lighter shade of the same color mixture,  apply the highlights.

The petals on the right show how it is first applied and the rest of the petals show what it should look like after being gently scrumbled.

Do the same with leaves.


Oil Painting Lessons/Demos - STEP 3

ALLOW TO DRY WELL....THIS WAY, IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE,  YOU CAN GENTLY WIPE IT OFF WITH A DAB OF TURPENTINE.

STEP 4

If you feel you need to add more highlights or deepen the shadows, this is the time to do it.

Next, with the tip of a paper clip, add the anthers.

For the stigmas, I used the smallest brush I own:  round #00 (which, by the way, is also great for adding your signature). If you don´t have this size brush, then use the tip of a paper clip.

Anthers: Cadmium Yellow
Stigmas: Grumbacher Red



Oil Painting Lessons/Demos - STEP 4

CONGRATULATIONS ! YOU´RE DONE!

Hope you enjoyed it. God Bless!!