Hi there! This is class no. 2 in my Paint with Me Abstract Florals in Gouache series of classes. Most of my classes I speed up the painting portion of my demonstrations as not to bore you but in this Paint with Me Series, I film the paintings in real time so you can see EVERYTHING from start to finish in my process.
I developed the concept for these classes because I have been going down an abstract floral tangent recently in my artwork and I wanted to explore some specific color schemes that I find VERY attractive in a style that I am currently obsessing over so I thought I would do a series of Paint with Me classes in Gouache because of several reasons = 1. I love the vibrancy of gouache and I remember being really intimidated when I first found out about gouache and wanted to try it so I thought: hey, maybe someone else wants to try gouache and I can make a follow along with me paint class so they can try it too. 2. I love watercolor but this particular abstract floral style doesn't translate as well in watercolor mostly because it is more intuitive and less technical ability, more expressive than exact. 3. Perfect for beginners or those really needing or wanting to 'loosen up' in their artwork, no real rules, just follow along, enjoy the process and because of the colors and subject matter, you are going to end up with a positive result. I think!
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this class, as always, if you enjoy yourself or learn anything of value I hope you will provide feedback by posting your painting in the project section and leaving a positive review, means a lot on the internet.
THANKS FOR TAKING MY CLASSES!
I try to produce classes for my students that are beginner friendly but also fun enough for folks with a little experience as well but the challenge for me as a teacher with the video medium is gauging the effectiveness of my classes, the only way I can do that other than my students commenting directly is by seeing YOUR creative products derived as a result of taking this class or even your examples of similar artwork you have created that you want to share.
With the above in mind, I would encourage you to share your work and I thank you in advance. By the way, You can also paint this composition in watercolor, it is pretty that way as well and of course, there are lots of other artists that paint abstract florals in this style using acrylic as well.
Looking forward to seeing your work!