In this online art tutorial and painting demonstration you can learn how to paint the popular ‘parrot tulip’ creating a large scale vibrant art work to hang in your own home.
The technique which this artist uses in this art tutorial is one called ‘wet on wet’ which was made famous by TV artists Bob Ross and Bill Alexander. This technique is fundamentally exactly as it is described. You apply wet acrylic or oil paint onto an already wet paint surface which allows you to gradually build up the lighter or darker values in your painting. You will not struggle with the paint using this technique either as the consistency is in it’s perfect state of volatility with it being of a more butter consistency and neither too stiff nor too runny.
The artist explains that the natural make up of the flower is typically more irregular than other types of subject matter so it is important to bear this in mind when you are suing your paint brush. Keep your strokes long and deliberate to imitate the natural curve of the petal. She pulls the brush strokes from an out to inward motion finishing at the base where each of the petals begin. Painting in this way with give you much more natural brushstrokes and will also speed up your painting time, limiting potential frustration which is something no artist wants to encounter on a new art piece.
With the second petal the artist demonstrates how she blends the vibrant acrylic paints to come to the finished result of the first petal. You can see that the paint has been crudely layered from dark reds starting at the bottom of the petal and a lighter yellow finishing on the outside of the petal. This is where a combination of everything which has previously been mentioned is put into practice. Watch as she uses the ‘wet on wet’ technique and concentrates on applying long confident brush strokes to get to her end result. This art video is perfect for the beginner artists wishing to understand how to begin painting fantastic art for their own home.