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Let's Paint Red Geraniums

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Welcome to my little kitchen garden. The red geraniums are in full bloom and Bentley and I would love to take you on a little tour to look for inspiration for a geranium painting for us to paint together.



Make yourself a cup of tea and let's get started.


Finding inspiration . . . .



Here . . .



There . . . .





Everywhere . . . .





Now that we found our inspiration, let's get started painting a very simple little geranium painting.



We are going to paint a single pot of geraniums.


First, I painted an 8X10 canvas a light green and then sketched the pot and geranium. You are welcome to copy my drawing.
Next I painted in the darks. . . note . . . look at the photo of the geranium and paint the darks first. I also painted the right side of the pot darker as this will be the side with the shadow. Paint the flowers a solid color - I used brown and red to get a dark color for my flowers. Later we will lighten up the flowers and develop the petals.

I paint the background as I am painting . . . pulling in the colors of green in the leaves, some of the reds in the flowers and added a little yellow to the top of the background to give a hint of sunshine. I also added the shadows.





I then added light highlights to the leaves and petals as well as to the pot. I also added a flower blossom and painted a few petals to add a little interest to the painting.

The finished painting.
Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your comments.
It means so much to me that you have taken time to leave me a comment and to follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


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