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Luminous Flowers in Acrylic

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Create remarkably radiant flowers in acrylic with essential color mixing and application techniques. Paint delicate petals, realistic shadows and vibrant highlights.

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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 Lexi Sundell
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn flower painting techniques to create the blues of an anemone, the reds of a poppy, and the yellows and greens of a sunflower. Alongside acclaimed artist Lexi Sundell, you'll begin to build a compelling composition with lighting and photography tips. Then, capture the curves of every petal with ease using a grid. Define the structure of any flower with an underpainting, and layer gel and paint to build texture and radiance. Apply Lexi's custom color wheel as you mix harmonious colors and paint petals with luscious luminescence and true-to-life shadows. Use a variety of brushstrokes to build depth and dimension. Refine your work with subtle details and eye-catching highlights. Plus, learn essential troubleshooting techniques for fast-drying acrylics.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Lighting & Line Drawing
Meet your instructor: artist and author Lexi Sundell. Lexi begins by showing you a series of poppy photos. She explains how subtle differences in the lighting, shadows and angle of each photo can greatly affect the overall composition. Next, Lexi demonstrates the interesting effects you can achieve using angled light to create dynamic shadows and highlights on flowers. In addition, you'll learn Lexi's foolproof technique for transferring your drawing to your canvas with a grid.
2. Color & Value
3. Luminous Layers
4. Mixing & Applying Complements
5. Vibrant, Glowing Colors
6. Lustrous Yellow Shadows
7. Natural Greens

Recommended with this class

  • Acrylic paints, acrylic brushes, canvas or board
  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife

Taught by

Lexi Sundell
Lexi Sundell
Lexi's paintings have received awards in international juried competitions such as the Blossom: Art of Flowers exhibition sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. Her work has appeared in museum shows and is found in collections worldwide. Lexi is the author of two books: Painting Acrylic Flowers A-Z and Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylics. She enjoys helping others foster their creative process through workshops. Lexi and her husband own RiverStone Gallery in Ennis, Montana.

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