Online Class

Color in Bloom: Painting Flowers With Oil

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Create beautiful, lifelike flowers that bloom from your canvas! Build oil painting skills for composition, color, form, detail and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jay Senetchko
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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Learn how to paint flowers in oil with online video lessons from professional artist Jay Senetchko. You'll start class with essential techniques for composing and framing floral subjects successfully. Next, create an underpainting and block in major shapes to bring value, contrast and a strong foundation to your work. Sharpen your work's form as you develop local color and separate values. Then, discover how to use glazing to enhance the volume, depth and luster of your flowers. Move on to adding textures, highlights, shadows and details that make your flowers pop. Plus, Jay will guide you through adjusting your color choices for a fascinating finished piece you're proud to display.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Creating a Compelling Composition
Meet artist Jay Senetchko, your guide to painting beautiful flowers with oil. No matter the materials, every good painting needs an equally good base. Watch as Jay shows you how to create a perfect underpainting after going over the basics of composition and framing.
2. Initial Block-In
3. Establishing Form
4. Working Into a Glaze
5. Developing Depth With Color
6. Adding Details
7. Glazing for Emphasis

Recommended with this class

  • Oil paints, brushes, canvas or board

Taught by

Jay Senetchko
Jay Senetchko
Jay Senetchko is primarily self-taught, and began his career as an apprentice for artists Gideon Flitt and Odd Nerdrum. His work has been exhibited internationally and has garnered numerous awards. Since 2002, Senetchko has taught life-drawing, perspective, composition, color theory and art history at Vancouver Film School. He is also the author of Making Pictures Speak: Composition for the Visual Arts, a textbook on perspective and composition for visual art.

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