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Painting a Basket of Pansies Project © Ernestina Gallina, www.pietrevive.it
How to Paint a Basket of Pansies : Page 3 of 3

Painting a Basket of Pansies

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Step 10

Step 10

Then shadow the inner area of the petals with a darker yellow, leaving a clear hem on the margin of each petal.

Paint in the same way also the two half-hidden petals.

Step 11

Step 11

For the dark spots in the petals I used a dark brown.

Step 12

Step 12

With the ochre yellow paint a shadow behind the two petals in order to detach them from those below ones.

Detail the centre of the flower adding a little bit of pure white and a point of yellow-orange.

Step 13

Step 13

Draw with a lighter green many little leaves in the dark green empty spaces and trace the venation with a very thin brush and white.

For a more realistic effect, paint some of your little leaves partially beyond the edge of the basket and on its handle.

Step 13

Step 13

Lastly, point out with touches of ochre yellow the interlaced wicker of the handle, and your colorful flower basket is completed!

Try different colors, violet, orange, purple red, blue, display your baskets as a group, the'll add a springtime splash of color to any setting!

Try different colors.

© Ernestina Gallina, 2008. All rights reserved.

Ernestina GallinaErnestina Gallina is a self-taught artist living in Italy. She started rock painting as a hobby in 1998. S Ernestina's artwork has been exhibited within Italy and is currently in various private collections. More »

Updated 12/20/13