FLORALS – FAST AND LOOSE
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- Instructor – Lucy Thomas
- 7 Lessons/5+ Hours of Instruction
- Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
- Private Group
- Course Price – $79
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Would You Like to Learn to Paint Flowers in a Fast and Loose Way? Are You Ready to Feel Joy Every Time You Paint?
Join Lucy Thomas in her debut course, FLOWERS - FAST AND LOOSE. Lucy loves to paint flowers. Even when she plans to paint something else, flowers come out. Whether you are brand new to painting with acrylics or an old pro, you’ll find something new here to add to your painting bag of tricks. In this class, we will explore painting ideas and exercises that will encourage a fresh approach to painting flowers. We will talk about choices in composition and color and Lucy will also give you some concrete actions (that she uses herself!) that will help you produce looser work that is more contemporary and exciting to the viewer. We hope to see you in class!
- Discover basic concepts of making a flower arrangements to paint from
- Loosen up your current painting style with 5 specific actions.
- Explore the fundamentals of negative space painting
- Learn to see the “Big Picture” and become less detail-oriented.
- Make impactful color choices with the help of the color wheel.
- Layer acrylic paint and get dimension and depth.
- Use light and shadow to add weight and validity to your work.
- Experiment with painting water in a vase of flowers and which vases work best.
- Work from multiple types of subjects and add from your imagination.
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DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS
I have been a florist for more than 30 years and own a small flower shop in my home town. I need to purchase larger quantities of flowers several times a week. This is just a chance for you to see what a Wholesale Floral Company looks like on the inside! I will show you how to make a simple flower arrangement that will be good subject matter for painting. We will discuss the different shapes and colors of flowers and the types of vases that make a successful arrangement.
In the first lesson you will learn how I paint blue delphinium flowers as a basis for painting other flowers that are a similar shape. In flower arranging lingo straight, tall stems of flowers are called line flowers and delphinium is a line flower. You will also learn how to block in colors from light to dark and how to layer similar colors on top of each other without losing your original layer. We will go over the elements of painting in negative space including how to pick a base color to tone canvas and a final color to use in the negative space that is left in the area around the subject. Lastly, you will learn how to add something to a painting that wasn’t in the original subject. In this case, we add a hydrangea to our existing painting.
Our third painting lesson will focus on painting a sunflower in a vase using negative shape painting technique. A sunflower is a focal flower in a fresh arrangement. Sometimes these important blooms are called “face” flowers. We will paint a sunflower from dark to light colors in a loose painterly style. Other fresh flowers that are used as focal face flowers that I like to paint are hydrangeas as we painted in the last segment, Gerbera dashes and lilies. We will learn how to block in color from light to dark, and revisit many of the tips and tricks from lessons 1 and 2.
For our final painting lesson we will paint a mixed, floral arrangement. We will use the negative shape painting technique. For this project I will paint, from start to finish, a fresh flower arrangement using the flowers we have painted together in earlier segments. You are encouraged to create your own arrangement to paint from, but I will offer several reference photos for you if you are not able to get your hands on fresh flowers! In class, I will also share photos of arrangements, and paintings that I created from those photos, that were not on film. You will gain a ton of ideas and inspiration from this course!
COURSE IS OPEN!
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Cost - $79
MEET LUCY THOMAS - ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR
I didn't discover my passion or ability for painting until I was almost 50. I'm a late bloomer but I catch up fast!
I love flowers...painting them, arranging them, planting them, studying them and talking about them. Though painting takes up the majority of my time now, I own a small flower shop in my hometown where I can get my fresh flower fix whenever I need one. I have shown my work in galleries across the Southeast and teach art, in person, at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama.
My blended family includes my ridiculously handsome husband, my son, who lives to fish, three lively stepsons, two black cats and a one of a kind dog we affectionately call Crazy Paws.
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PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!
This course will have a private Facebook group just for you! Lucy will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the four weeks that the course is open! I am really excited about working through these exercises with each of you!
Below is a list of the supplies I will be using in class. However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand.
- 10x10 stretched canvas or other square canvas of your choice as long as it is 10x10 or larger for sunflower painting
- 11x14 stretched canvas or rectangular canvas of your choice, 11x14 or Larger for delphinium painting
- 1 rectangular stretched canvas, 20x20, 18 x24 or similar size
- Golden Brand Fluid Acrylics:
- Flats and brights: Size #8,10 and up various sizes up to 2inches in width. Inexpensive multipacks of flat (flat edge) brushes made for acrylic paint are fine.
- Paper Towels
- Water to rinse brushes
- Spray Bottle with Water (to spray off mistakes while the paint is still wet.)
- Palette or something to mix paint on (a sheet of plastic on a table works!)
- Easel sized to fit chosen canvas
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