Welcome to my ‘Bold Blooms’ online painting course. This course is suited for all levels including complete beginners to professionals. In this course, I will be teaching you to create beautiful floral paintings. I have tailored the course more towards using oil paint but please use acrylics if you’d prefer! The course is more about colour, texture and gesture and so I don’t want you to get caught up in details and trying to do everything ‘perfectly’. It is about breaking down those creative barriers, loosening up and finding your own style of painting.
The course is broken down into short videos, images and text and so you can go at your pace and join in whenever you wish. The materials are not included as it is an online course but I have listed below some materials to purchase. I don’t want you to feel you are alone or don’t have enough guidance so as part of the course please send me images and I can provide feedback and constructive criticism. Please email me if you have any queries about this course.
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Art Materials List
I have listed below what you will need to purchase for this online floral course. If you have any questions about materials, please do not hesitate to email me on email@example.com
I am tailoring this list towards oil painters but if you use acrylics, you will just need water instead of solvent (a spray bottle filled with water would work for some of the techniques)
If you’d prefer to use acrylic paint then you won’t need the oil and solvent but instead use water in the mugs.
- Oil Paper
- Gesso primer if your canvasses are not primed (I like to use the brand ‘loxley’ as they don’t need priming.
- Oil Paints (You can choose what colours you like but I will list some on the next sheet)
- A clear oil medium oil (to help the spread and flow of the paint) and a small dish mug to put it in
- Paint Thinner / solvent and a mug to put this in
- Mugs / jam jars
- A range of brushes (These don’t need to be expensive, high-quality brushes)
- Baby Wipes or wet wipes of any kind
- Disposable paint palettes or tin / aluminum foil
- Palette knife (I like one that is more bendy and rectangular shaped to help spread the paint)
- Rag (optional) – this is useful to help create a background wash
- A stand easel or a desk easel
- Either a still life, an image of a bouquet or just your imagination!
Introduction to Bold Blooms (Video)02:01
Introduction to Bold Blooms (Text)
Art Materials List
Art Materials Websites
Setting Up (Video)04:58
Setting Up (Text)
Experiments on Paper
Experiments on Paper (Video)06:45
Experiments on Paper (Text)
The Main Canvas (Example 1)
The Main Canvas (Video)22:52
Finishing Off and Embellishing (Video)11:51
Timelapse Video of Example 100:29
The Main Canvas (Text)
Using the Palette Knife (Text)
Using the Palette Knife (Video)02:21
The Main Canvas (Example 2)
The Main Canvas (Video)15:55
Finishing Off and Embellishing (Video)05:58
Timelapse Video of Example 200:24