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Painting Flowers in Acrylic

with Micah Ganske
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Paint a stunning floral still life with ease in this FREE class! Learn how to bring color, composition and technique together to create an acrylic work of art.

Capture nature’s brilliance on canvas with guidance from expert Micah Ganske! Working from a beautifully photographed bouquet, you’ll create a monochromatic sketch using loose brushstrokes and light washes. Then, bring each flower to life by blocking in petal shapes, refining the light and dark areas of the composition, and mixing and layering colors. Plus, add luminous warmth with highlights and glazes for a heightened sense of realism. Discover essential techniques applicable to every painting, and create a fantastic floral masterpiece in the process!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.


Lesson 2. Meet Micah Ganske & Get Started

  • Meet your instructor, Micah Ganske, and learn how to frame and light your floral composition.


Lesson 3. Underpainting

  • Start an underpainting, laying in a loose outline of the elements in your composition.


Lesson 4. Blocking In Color

  • Learn how to mix and block in the exact colors you want, adding gel medium to create a perfect level of transparency.


Lesson 5. Layering Colors

  • Add depth and complexity to your painting as you develop the flowers' colors and layers.


Lesson 6. Adding Highlights

  • Add the finishing touches to your floral painting with highlights and shadows as you add glaze and refine the edges.

"I've been taking acrylic painting for a year now from a local artist and I learned more tips from Micah than I did in a year at the studio. I've never had all of this explained so well before. Thanks, Micah!"
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