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Painting Flowers with Artist Daily: How to Paint Flowers and Create Dynamic Action in Floral Painting

Some of the most iconic paintings of all time are flower paintings.  People have been enjoying and painting flowers of all shapes and sizes for literally thousands of years.  Floral paintings not only exude life and nature, they can surely bring dynamic beauty to every room.

From this tutorial painting experts have put together, you can learn oil painting instructions, watercolor instruction as well as painting with acrylics for a real sense of floral composition.  Learn from Master Painter James Sulkowski how to create dynamic action within your flower paintings. See how using one or more design concepts while painting flowers can bring life and light to your art. Sulkowski also explains how to work within a design concept while still allowing artistic freedom within your art.  The results are extremely individual, cohesive, and complete. Whether you're starting out with beginner painting, or you've known how to paint with acrylics and oils for years, you'll love this download.

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Artist James Sulkowski found that flower paintings helped him to embrace an important compositional element: dynamic action. Renaissance artists relied on a few solid, basic elements to build their subjects, including the color mixing chart. The Baroque period of the 17th century brought about a focus on movement and the discovery of sweeping diagonals as well as the S-shape tool. Sulkowski found this approach appealing in flowers painting, and discovered that studying the work of artists such as Jan Davidsz de Heem (1606-ca. 1684) and Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) was enormously helpful. Expressing action dynamically is important in every painting composition and flower paintings are no different. In this article he demonstrates the basic principles for building a design around dynamic action to help the larger shape, concept, or idea form in your floral paintings. Learn new painting techniques with the same dramatic expression you would with any other subject. Ready to get started? Add dynamic action and apply paint color wheel theory to your floral paintings when you download these free art tutorials!


In this free eBook you will discover all sorts of examples of floral paintings with movement.

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Add movement to your flower paintings and other compositions by learning to capture the light on your subject, the atmospheric effects surrounding it, and the shapes and forms emerging at your focal point. Floral painting artist James Sulkowski introduces the concept of using action lines when painting flowers. In this floral paintings eBook, Artist Daily goes beyond helping you take your pieces a step further, adding a dynamic feel and message to your flower paintings. In this detailed eBook, you'll see how to paint flowers of all kinds, including how to paint a rose with directional purpose. Learn to utilize rich coloration and backgrounds to enhance the design and give your floral paintings depth. Give power to your flower paintings, download this free eBook today to learn how!

Get tips on using the S-shape in your flower paintings and learn how to paint a flower with directional intention.

Rhododendron. Notice how the dynamic action in this floral painting traces an S-shape from the background to the foremost flowers.

Study 1: Rhododendrons and the S-shape Curve

Sometimes Sulkowski will use more than one concept in flowers painting. This floral painting makes use of an S-shape curve, as well as a spiral shape. The action line was built in to trace the floral painting from the background and through the flowers bursting into the light. Before the intensity trails off, the spiral action redirects your eye outward toward the brightest whites of the painting. By studying this floral painting, you will learn to paint a flower that provides direction to the viewer.

Here she shows how to create complex colors using layers for depth in watercolor art.

Lilacs. This flowers painting demonstrates the Baroque diagonal, with the flowers radiate light outward and to the right.

Study 2: Lilacs and the Baroque Diagonal

To contrast, this flowers painting follows the dynamic action of the Baroque diagonal. The white flowers enhance the light as it radiates outward and to the right, leaving the left open for the cooler violet colors that were introduced. These forms add complimentary impact to the design of the floral painting. Use this example as a starting point to learn how to paint flowers using the Baroque Diagonal, and enhance the line of light in your own floral paintings.

With this painting flowers instruction you will learn how to paint a rose and other flowers using a spherical action.

Glory of Summer. In this flowers painting, the spherical concept is enhanced by a waterfall effect in the flowers and vines.

Study 3: How to Paint a Rose with Other Flowers
Glory of Summer and the Sphere

The design of this floral painting results in a waterfall-like effect on the overall shape. The floral painting was built around a spherical concept, which was enhanced by light and shape in the flowers as well as the vines. Here, you learn to paint a rose to draw the eye into the composition, before using other flowers to lead the viewer out towards the pinks and yellows. Then how to guide the viewer towards the light and shadow form at the edge of the floral painting subject.

This is just the beginning...

These are just a few of the informative tips on how to paint a flower that will help artists of all abilities learn to navigate the world of painting flowers. In addition to these floral painting lessons, you'll receive pages of expert guidance from artist James Sulkowski. If you have been searching for resources on how to paint flowers for beginners, or are already a flowers painting artist looking for fresh inspiration, this eBook has something for you. With a variety of examples of dynamic actions in flowers painting, you will discover an entirely new way to approach painting flowers.

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Learn how to paint a flower and create flower paintings with dynamic action.

Dynamic action is an important element in all art. By observing the subject in front of you and how the light and shadows sit as well as the atmospheric effects surrounding the subject, you can start to determine the larger elements of form, shape, and movement. A bouquet of flowers becomes a spherical shape, or an egg shape, or even an S-shape; and although the individual flowers are important, each is subordinate to a larger shape, concept or idea.

Learn to paint flowers with movement and intention utilizing many of these larger compositional elements. Sulkowski begins with a look at the S-curve, and how in this flowers painting the eye follows the light. Next, he decodes the sweeping action of a colorful floral painting, one that is reminiscent of a waterfall of light and shape. Then discover the use of the Baroque diagonal which in this flowers painting radiates the light outward. Sulkowski finishes the study with a look at an action that cycles from the center of the composition, yielding a lively piece. Download your copy today to begin learning oil painting tips, watercolor lessons and more media with which to create new works.


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Flowers painting with movement and form are demonstrated throughout this informative flower paintings eBook!

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