White Mums

A Short Video Demo

White Mums was an early experiment in floral painting for me. I was fascinated by the surfaces and textures and found the challenge of recreating their effects exhilarating. I have to say I was happy with the results.

0:04 – Pencil drawing on primed canvas
0:10 – Viridian and Yellow Ochre thinned with mineral spirits tone the canvas using brush and paper towels.
0:14 – Using a paper towel I lift the light areas from the wet tone.
0:22 – Block in darker areas and create a strong color base for further refinement later.
0:53 – Final refinement of details, edges and highlights.

M Graham Walnut Oil Paints
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White (quick drying)
Ivory Black
Indian Yellow


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