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Spring into action and get painting!

It's officially Spring so why not celebrate with all things Spring!

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a range of Spring flowers and foliage using the direct brush method. This technique involves no initial drawing ~ so there's no time wasted on initial outline drawings ~ you can get started straight away with your paint! This is a really great technique to try especially if you're a beginner as you will get a chance to develop your brush stroke technique.

In this tutorial I will show you step-by-step how to paint Daffoidls, Blossom, Primroses, Anemones, foliage and Grape Hyacinth.

On the accompanying Step-By-Step worksheet I have also included a couple more flower shapes which you might like to include too!

 If you fancy extending your flower collection, take a look at the 'Spring Frame' tutorial which also includes Crocus and Forget-Me-Nots! Each of the elements are created using different brushstrokes and individual shapes which you can join together and overlap to create the finished shapes. We are going to work mainly onto dry to create the basic shapes and work in layers to add detail.

Once you have mastered the basic flower techniques I will show you how to arrange them to create a pretty Spring Wreath/Garland. You can select as many of the different elements to develop your own composition and once you feel confident you can also change the colour of the flowers to create different varieties.

Why not take your painting one step further and research different flower or wreath arrangements and develop your own wreath or garland ideas too.

To find out more about this tutorial, take a look at this short video.

I hope you really enjoy this little introduction to Spring and don't forget to share your paintings on the members forum or if you share them on Instagram don't forget to tag me so I can see all your fantastic work!

Happy Painting!

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