I hope you all had a nice Spring. Time to leave the Daisies behind and move into Summer. I created a little reminder of a flower that definitely reminds me of Springtime. Here is the process of how it was painted:
Next, I mixed various shades of black and white together and painted a gradation from light from the top of the canvas to a dark charcoal at the bottom of the canvas. You will need to let this dry thoroughly. If it is drying to fast as you apply the paint, either add a little water or use some Acrylic Glazing Medium to help it brush it on easier.
Next, I used several stencils to apply some background to the canvas. You can use a stencil that you have but remember to use less pattern about half way up the canvas to allow for daisies to be painted on. I used a pale yellow on small dots to bring in a little colour and I used various shades of grey as I painted up the canvas. This must also be completely dry before painting on your daisies. I also added some Light Modelling Paste through one of the stencils to give the canvas some texture.
Once you have a light outline of what you want, paint in your daisy centres and petals with white gesso. Follow that with whatever colour you want your daisies to be. In this case, I used a pale yellow. Once that dried, I painted over parts of the petal in white paint to push back some of the yellow making it softer. I shaded the petals using a Faber Castel yellow Big Brush pen and added some dots to the centres of the flowers.
The final step was to paint in the stems and some leaves. I used two colors of green paint to help bring out the shading and highlights of the leaves and stems.
This is a good painting to try at any level. It uses simple techniques but many ways to use them. Use your imagination and let the paint take over.