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How to Paint Whimsical Flowers on Rocks
Painting a Basket of Pansies
By Ernestina Gallina
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.
For the dark spots in the petals I used a dark brown.
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.
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.
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!
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