These tiny 2 inch square canvases are perfect for painting miniature Monet waterlilies.
First, I painted them with clear gesso and pulled out some Monet books for inspiration…
My technique was simple:
1. Stipple background in soft colors with a stencil brush. (made transparent by mixing acrylic with gel medium)
2. Fingerpaint water lilies in greens. (large lilies with the pad of my finger, smaller ones with tip)
3. Add outlines around lily pads and paint lilies with small brush. ( having some Monet books to look at helps)
That’s it! As you experiment with colors and sizes of flowers, each one turns out different.
Finger-painting the lily pads…
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I’m also asking for suggestions on what I should do with these tiny paintings. Make them into necklaces? Pins? Let me know what you think!