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.
Here are five miniature paintings I made using these 3 steps…
Sometimes I mix colors with my fingers. It’s messier but faster!
The perfect shade!
The large stippling brush keeps the background from looking too solid and allows you to create lines in the paint, to show movement of the water…
Finger-painting the lily pads…
Adding details with the tiny spotter brush….
This was the picture I used as a reference.
Once you start, it’s hard to stop because each one is so pretty.
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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!
Thanks for stopping by and many thanks to all of you who pin my posts. ~Scarlett