I am sharing my art gallery with acrylic paints today. And a few tips on how I shaded the roses.
Colors are so happy and full of life. I love to have them around me when I am crafting or thinking of an idea. Now you can not have all the colors through out your house. And it’s so hard to choose a color scheme even, sometimes!
That’s when I love my craft’s room. Because it can be neutral or sober yet be crazy or rainbow as it’s my creative space. I like it to define me.
I love to paint with acrylic paints. And these are the first of many I painted.
I was so pleased with how they look on the wall, I wanted to share them with you all.
Art Gallery with acrylic paints
I made some cool vintage-styled colorful flower paintings on canvases using acrylic paints.
Makes a colorful crafts room inspiration gallery.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes (I used Artist’s Loft sizes 0 and 1)
Acrylic Painting Tips and Instructions
The first and most important thing before starting to paint is that you should be really wanting to do it.
And feel happy about it.
ROSES: To add those awesome shades in the roses, I used 4 shades of Red.
( The canvas I used was primed already. )
- Red– For the outline and last finishes if required.
- Red+ a dab of white– For shading petals near the outline.
- Red+ 2 dabs of white– For shading the petals far from the bud.
- White+ dab of red– For shading the petals near the bud.
The above is what I had intended to follow.
But as you start painting you kind of make your own choices (or which colors to mix).
Use the brush size “0” for all the flowers you wish to shade.
Dip the brush in water and make the paint thin enough to make thin strokes but not watery else it will not give good results.
Beginner’s tip: It will help if you use a picture of a shaded embroidery rose and follow it to paint yours. Keep the tip of the brush as sharp as possible (roll the brush in paint to make the tip).
Move the brush as if you’re shaking, touching the base to make shaded lines. If the shaded lines are not fine, try thinning the paint a little more. However, for beginners it will be great to paint fine straight lines first. Once you practice painting fine lines, you will automatically get the instinct to shade finely.
Finally just have fun and don’t think about perfection. And you will get the desired awesome look.
Shading with acrylic paints
For the flowers I used 2 shades and went with random strokes.
Using the same brush, not wiping the paint of entirely, liquefying and mixing paints.
Doing all at once with the same brush. So when it was dry the shades were formed naturally.
Nothing can bring the artist out of you like listening to the music.
Listen to what delights your heart and see the magic in your painting.
I am so happy I made these.
Colors, colors everywhere.
What do you think?
I’m not a professional artist (needless to say, my paintings speak for themselves).
The tips and instructions are what I have learnt painting since childhood. I just love how the colors look together.
So do you have any tips and ideas of your own that can help improve painting with acrylic paints?
I would love to learn something from you!
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