Flowers from your imagination are the most beautiful kind!
If you want to paint from your imagination, without a reference photo, but aren’t sure where to begin, Sandrine Pelissier’s painting techniques will show you the way. In the video download Painting Flowers from Imagination, Sandrine will teach you, and student Amy Jones, how to paint a loose, abstract background that will pave the way for your imagination to take over and paint flowers not found in nature. A simple negative painting technique will isolate your composition and allow you to add variety and complexity with glazes and pattern drawing.
In this video download you will:
- Mount YUPO paper to a cradled wood board.
- Create abstract backgrounds on YUPO paper and canvas.
- Learn to use this technique with fluid acrylics or watercolor paint.
- Use negative painting to create your composition.
- Try pattern drawing with a dip pen.
- Protect your painting with a varnish.
Watch a preview of this video download below:
About the Artist
Originally from France, Sandrine Pelissier is a watercolor, acrylic and mixed-media artist who has been living in Vancouver, Canada for the past 16 years. Her work has been collected and exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally.
At the core of her work is an exploration of the balance between opposite concepts, such as the symmetry of geometric patterns and the asymmetry of organic designs, transparency and solidity, reality and imagination.
Her paintings have been published in books and magazines including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Acrylic Artist, Incite 2: Color Passions and more. She is the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners (North Light, 2015). Learn more about Sandrine at her website, PaintingDemos.com.
- 12″ x 12″ canvas panel or cradled wooden board
- Yupo paper
- Alcohol inks
- Fluid acrylic paints and inks, variety of colors
- Gamblin Gamvar varnish
- Heavy gel medium
- NuPastel, black
- Sakura Pigma Micron pens
- Sharpie paint pen, white
- Soft body acrylic paint, white
- Watercolor paints
Other tools and supplies
- Assortment of paintbrushes
- Craft knife
- Dipping pen with sketching nib
- Eye dropper
- Krylon Workable Fixative
- Large brayer
- Paper towels
- Rubbing alcohol
- Small bowl
- Soft bristle brush (for varnish)
- Spray bottle with water
- Stiff bristle brush (for gel medium)
- Water container