Landscape & Flowers
‘Fabuluz Flower Fields’
Paint the flower field of your dreams!
Are you ready for a slightly bigger project and have you always dreamed of working on a large canvas? Would you like to paint the flower field of your dreams? I admit, it’s quite exciting: How do you start? How to choose your colours? What about composition? And how to capture those detailed flowers… I assure you, after viewing and working out the lessons in this class, you have everything you need to paint your flower field with acrylic paint and acrylic ink. You can do this!
What you’ll get with this painting class:
- Duration: approx. 6 hrs. in 21 lessons, 31 topics
- Self-paced painting class
- Direct access
- Video lessons easily accessible via your standard internet browser on Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet
- Experience level: all
- Printable workbook included
- Feedback from Luz and your fellow students via our own private classrooms
LIMTED OFFER: 20% OFF!
Price: USD 95.20
(regular price USD 119)
Find a fabulous location to paint
In my search for inspiration, I found a lot of flowers, from walking around in the town to residential areas and even by the roadside. I was extremely inspired by wild flowers like poppies and cornflowers! For this class I took a few days out in springtime to find a perfect location. I had something in mind: a perfect flower field with beautiful wild flowers, a quiet place to work and a painterly surrounding.
It turns out you don’t need an entire field at all! You don’t have to travel far, if at all! For those of you living with mobility issues, or with no easy acces to a garden or more rural areas, you could browse through your photo library or just in a book or an internet search engine, from which to gather inspiration… there is inspiration to be found everywhere, even in a humble bunch of flowers or a window box!
Flower studies with acrylic ink
Before we start our large canvas, we study our flower. We do various exercises to get to know our favourite flower and to improve our sketches. On top of that, we work with a brilliant material: acrylic ink.
Painting in a loose and impressionistic style
In the next part of the class we work on our main project: the flower field. I’ll guide you step-by-step: creating the first foundation, working out your composition, creating texture and layers and of course how to add your flowers!
- to create a collection of valuable photos and sketches of your flowers on location;
- various acrylic ink techniques;
- how to select your colour palette;
- how to work towards a strong composition;
- the secrets of using the roller (or brayer) technique for the first foundation of the painting;
- to paint your flowers step by step, from rough to more detailed;
- to create art with a loose, impressionistic and playful style;
- how to bring in more depth in your paintings, by using shadow and light;
- how to complete a sparkling, cohesive and balanced flower field.
Painting for all levels of experience
Whether you are an experienced artist searching for a fresh approach or have no art experience at all, this course is suitable for you! The lessons are designed to help you open up to new techniques, getting confidence in your own process and (re)discover the joy of painting.
What you’ll get with this painting class
Alongside the course you will get a downloadable and printable workbook with extra information and inspiring pictures.
The freedom to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser.
You’ll get instant access to this class’ private classroom where you can meet other students, ask questions, share your results, and get valuable feedback on your work.
PART ONE: Looking for locations
- Camera or phone
- Sketchbook or paper and pencil
- Notebook to write down your ideas.
PART TWO: Making flower studies
- A printer to print your workbook pages for flower studies
- A sketchbook or mixed media paper for if you need more space to work out your flowers
- Close up photos from your own flowers
- Acrylic ink or watercolour paint (in part 3 the acrylic inks are required)
PART THREE: Painting in the field
- Small A6 cards or postcards
- A view finder to border your composition
- Acrylic paint
- A palette
- Water in a tin
- A solid rubber wallpaper seam roller or an Essdee ink brayer
- Brushes varying in size and shape
- Canvas in size 60x80 (can be smaller as well, but I prefer a larger one)
- Charcoal to sketch the composition on the canvas
- Water in a tin
- A kitchen towel to dry your brushes
- Acrylic inks
- An easel
What you might for yourself, working outside:
- Sunscreen, a hat
- Enough water
- A plastic bottle to put in your painting water
- Waste bag
- Folding chair or picnic plaid
Working inside, I use this:
- Something to protect my table
- A daylight lamp
- A hairdryer