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How to Paint Still Lifes

Bold Florals



Florals offer such a great variety of colors, textures, and silhouettes. Orchids are a favorite here at the Walter Foster office, and these vibrant purple blooms are sure to brighten up any still life.

Mixing paint colors is key to producing vivid florals in your still lifes. Give this lovely orchid image a try as inspiration for a new piece. 

painting an orchid

Photo by Angela Corpus

Try these tips for painting bold florals and check out our other books on mixing colors.

 painting floral still life

Excerpted from The Art School Approach: Still Lifes & Florals by Vanessa Rothe




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