- Image chosen for our paint night
- A simplified acrylic version created for this paint night event
All works of art are original creations created by Clare Norris. All reproductions created at this paint night event are acceptable. Any reproductions outside of this event are not permitted.
Customizing your Painting
- Add a personalized quote to the background
- Add an initial to the watering can
- Elaborate on the greenery among the flowers
- Your painting will be SIMILAR; not IDENTICAL, and that's OK!
- Stay with the instructor
- Hold brush like a pencil
- Dry brush VERY well after washing (excess water from your brush will dilute your paint)
- When it comes to paint, LESS IS MORE!
- Dip only the end of the brush into the paint; not the whole brush
- Apply thin layers of paint as opposed to thick globs
- Brush running out of paint? Before you reload, rotate your brush and apply more pressure
- If the canvas (or pre existing layer of paint) is showing through, it's time to reload.
- 2:00 = Cobalt Blue
- 4:00 = Phthalo Green
- 5:00 = Phthalo Blue
- Will be mixed together later
- 7:00 = Raw Umber (a cool, dark brown)
- 10:00 = Black
Use LARGE brush
Dip in 7:00 color: Raw Umber
LESS IS MORE!
Turn brush horizontal
Go over pencil lines with ONE smooth stroke WITHOUT lifting brush until the end.
Make spaces different thicknesses
Larger = apply another stroke of Raw Umber directly above (or below) first stroke applied
Smaller = use smaller brush
Mix 4:00 and 5:00 colors together...
...thoroughly so it becomes one new color; No swirls
Place brush on far left edge of canvas in middle of first plank
Apply pressure to release paint from brush onto canvas.
Use straight horizontal strokes
Pull paint from left side of canvas toward right side
Repeat for top and bottom of plank: 3 strokes across total
Allow paint to fade out as it travels across...
... like this
Overlapping spacer lines is OK!
Go back to each plank edge
Paint over the edge of canvas a bit
Dip brush in 12:00 color, White
Position brush horizontally at top of plank
Sweep white streak across cobalt blue from right to left about 2 to 3 inches...
...back and forth
Turn brush vertically
Brush and blend over white streaks once or twice, then STOP!
Caution: too much blending will eliminate streaks altogether
Dip brush in the 4:00/5:00 mixture
Place brush vertically on left edge of canvas in middle of plank
Press brush down to release paint...
...sweep/push paint across canvas about 2 or 3 inches toward middle of canvas and release
Repeat at top of plank...
...and bottom of plank
Turn brush horizontally
Streak paint across canvas, overlapping into light side...
...so it looks like this