Close-up Realistic Floral paintings with Acrylic


In this workshop we will create beautiful realistic close-up floral paintings. In the process you will learn the following skills:
• Art of contrasting saturated and muted colors
• Creating focal points with the right amount of detail and good balance of hard and soft edges
• Creating warm and cool color shifts to enhance color vibrancy
• Using underpainting and layering to create luminous colors
• Creating good composition by balancing positive and negative spaces
• How to light and photograph flowers for best references for painting

Both online and in person workshops will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your painting techniques and observation skills. Photo references will be provided for all painting assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own photo references for their own paintings.

In person workshops will have extended painting sessions. During these sessions, students will get one-on-one mentoring from Wayne.

Online workshop students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. There will be critiques at the beginning of some of the classes.

Online workshop students are responsible for knowing how to:

Materials list


Demo paintings from past workshops: