Jun 18, 2009
Parts of a Flower
When I've taught classes, often other than petals, leaves and stem, other parts of the flower are often not recognized by name. This simple illustration shows the anatomy of a flower in the most common terms. Sometimes seeing how something comes together makes it easier to understand how to paint it.
The iris and morning glory are two flowers painted in coloring book fashion. These kinds of designs are nice for cards and gift bags as they take very little time but add a personal touch. The ruffled edges on the morning glory were created by using the Black Gold Wave filbert. The iris was painted only Dioxazine Purple; by adding different incriments of glaze to the paint color, shading and highlights were possible using just the one color.