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Succulents Painting

By: Mandy Fitzgerald Artwork
July 14, 2017

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Succulents Painting
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Inspired by the cool tones covering my local greenhouse, I used a photo I had recently taken of their collection of succulents to reference for this painting. With the help of DecoArt’s Americana Premium Acrylics, you can make your own bright colored painting of your favorite plants!

Items needed:

  • Americana Premium Medium - White Gesso
  • Americana Premium Medium – Heavy Gel Medium Gloss
  • Americana Premium Medium – Matte Medium
  • American Premium Acrylic Paint – Yellow Green Light
  • American Premium Acrylic Paint – Primary Yellow
  • American Premium Acrylic Paint – Cobalt Blue Hue
  • American Premium Acrylic Paint – Carbon Black
  • American Premium Acrylic Paint – Titanium White
  • Mixed Media Panel
  • Paint Brushes
  • Palette Knife
  • Pencil


Gather your supplies.

Instruction #1 - Fitzgerald Supplies
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Prime your panel using Americana Premium Medium – White Gesso. Two coats is plenty!

Instruction #2 - Step 1   Fitzgerald   Gesso Panel
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 Map out the painting using your pencil on the dried gesso panel.

Instruction #3 - Step 2   Fitzgerald   Map Out Painting
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If you like your paintings to have a heavily textured look, mix the Americana Premium Medium – Heavy Gel Medium Gloss in with the Acrylics using your palette knife before you begin.

Instruction #4 - Step 3   Fitzgerald   Progress Shot
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If you’re right handed - Paint in the details from left to right so your hand doesn’t smudge your work!

Instruction #5 - Step 4   Fitzgerald   Detail
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Finally, decide on the finish you would like your painting to have. This painting was coated with a thin layer of the Matte Medium. 

Instruction #6 - Fitzgerald   Finished Product   Succulents 94
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Instruction #7 - Fitzgerald   Finished Product   Succulents   Display56
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Be sure to visit Mandy Fitzgerald Artwork  for more projects and to learn more about Mandy.


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