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Wreath Painting for Autumn

October 31, 2022

Enjoy an easy to follow wreath painting for the fall and autumn festivities!

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Enjoy an easy to follow wreath painting for the fall and autumn festivities!

This painting will take only a few steps and you can spend as much time as you like adding the details. Here are the supplies you will need (check out my supply guide HERE):

  • Wrapped Canvas (12×16 or 16×20)
  • Acrylic Paints (black, white, red, yellow, blue, optional add other colors)
  • Paint Brushes (large square, medium square, small round)
  • A cup for water
  • Towel, rag or paper towel
  • Plate or pallet

Step 1:

Paint your canvas black using your largest brush and let it DRY. Put your large brush in the water to clean. Using your medium square brush layer a circle pattern of different shades of brown (make brown by mixing red and yellow and then slowly adding black until I get the brown I like) use white to make your brown lighter and use more black to make it darker. Make long streaks of colors moving in the circle shape make it as thick or think as you like.

Step 2:

Next clean your medium square brush (do this anytime you change colors). Mix your red and white to get pink for your flowers. I like to keep my paint unmixed a little to get different shades of red/pinks/white. Layer the pink flowers in a circle shape anywhere you want to see a flower. CLEAN YOUR BRUSH and mix your yellow and blue with some white to make green shades. Add some leaves in petal shapes and some more stick strokes with various shades of greens (to make different shades mix together different ratios of yellow, blue and white).

Step 3:

Next you will clean the brush and layer flowers that are yellow and orange. For yellow flowers mix your yellow and white, for orange mix red into the yellow (use white to make your paint lighter if needed). The orange will also be used to make a butterfly at the top of the wreath. You can also decide to switch and add some of these elements with the small round brush. begin to add some white highlighting layered over the pink and yellow flowers. Layering is key on a black canvas design! If your colors are dull simply add another layer after the first one dries.

Step 4:

Now is the time to add finishing touches and added details with the small round brush! At this stage I like to layer in some shadows with either black or dark purple (make dark purple with red + blue mixed). Add some shadow in the center of the pink flowers and around the butterfly wings add dark details to the wings and make a body shape. After all the shadows are placed add some doting to the flower centers and edges of the butterfly wings with white dots. Layer more! the yellow flowers can have some orange or red dots and when you are ready splatter some white or pink all around for an added splash of highlights.

That is it!

I hope this was fun and leave me a note if you have any questions. I am grateful for you and your creativity!

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