I am sorry, I did promise this post sooner but as you can tell that did not happen.
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I have endured a weird set of circumstances (stiff neck and muscle spasms in my right shoulder)which has proven nearly debilitating. I am sitting here with a hot rice sock on the offending area as we speak and to top it off I broke a tooth yesterday. So now that that whine fest is over and you have all become sympathetic to my plight I will finally get the ‘geranium’ flower steps posted for you.
And I have attached a few more videos at the bottom of this post.
In this lesson I am using a #8 flat brush. Double load your brush then start on the chisel edge, press,
wiggle your brush up and down as you make a narrow arc
and bring the brush down to the beginning letting the bristles spring back to a chisel point. It might help to make a dot for the beginning and end spot as a guideline.
Like the other 5 petal flowers you make your little man with the head then 2 arms
and then the two legs.
If you wish to add a secondary color to the center you can at this point by dipping the corner of your brush into the new color (here I used yellow) and brush it in loosely. To make it more transparent just mix some blending gel into your brush first.
Tap in some dark dots with a liner brush
Then add some smaller lighter dots on top
voila! A geranium blossom.
Watch the video for a few ways to paint 5 petal flowers including the geranium type blossom.
This short video shows a similar way but with the petals closer together and overlapping a bit.
A repeat of how scallop strokes can be used for a flower, repeat info.
So what is next…hmmm, how about a daisy??
Okay I will work on getting a daisy post up soon.
Happy painting. Back to my studio for me, I have painting to do!
q Pamela r