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Color Wheel Art | Daisy Floral Art

Americana® Acrylics

Color Wheel Art | Daisy Floral Art
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Color Wheel Art | Daisy Floral Art

designed by Tracy Moreau

This project features basic color mixing starting with primary, secondary and tertiary colors, and touching on how to create a variety of values from the colors you create.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Asphaltum (DA180)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Saffron Yellow (DA273)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • True Red (DA129)
  • Warm White (DA239)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • #6 round brush
  • 1/2" angle brush
  • white graphite paper
  • 12 x 12 canvas
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • White Gel Pen or White Paint Pen

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Read the downloadable, printable instructions completely before beginning this project.

  1. The Background: Base coat the canvas with two coats of Lamp Black. Let each coat dry well before re-coating. Trace and transfer the line-drawing to the surface with the white graphite paper.
    Step 0 Example
  2. To Begin: Paint all petals with a basecoat of Warm White. Let dry. Paint one petal with True Red, one with True Blue and one with Saffron Yellow, evenly spaced around the daisy. (5 petals between). Also paint the center Saffron Yellow.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Starting with True Blue and True Red: Mix True Red and True Blue together in equal amounts (1:1) This creates a deep purple hue, use this color to base the petal closest to the Blue (between the Red and Blue)
  4. Mix an additional amount of True Red to the Deep Purple (2:1) Use this color to base the Petal next to the Purple.
  5. Mix an additional amount of True Red to this color (3:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional amount of the True Red to this mixture (4:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional Amount of the True Red to this mixture (5:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal.
    Step 4 Example
  6. With The Saffron Yellow and True Red: Mix True Red and Saffron together in equal amounts (1:1) This creates a deep orange hue, use this color to base the petal closest to the Red (between the Red and Yellow)
  7. Mix an additional amount of Saffron Yellow to the Deep Orange (2:1) Use this color to base the Petal next to the deep Orange.
  8. Mix an additional amount of Saffron Yellow to this Color (3:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional Amount of Saffron Yellow to this mixture (4:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional Amount of the Saffron Yellow to this mixture (5:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal.
    Step 7 Example
  9. With The Saffron Yellow and the True Blue: Mix Saffron Yellow and True Blue together in equal amounts (1:1) This creates a deep green hue; use this color to base the petal closest to the Blue (between the Yellow and Blue) Base the stem with the Deep Green as well. Mix an additional amount of Saffron Yellow to the Deep Green (2:1). Use this color to base the Petal next to the Deep Green. Mix an additional amount of Saffron Yellow to this Color (3:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional Amount of the Saffron Yellow to this mixture (4:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal. Mix an additional Amount of the Saffron Yellow to this mixture (5:1) Use this color to base the Next Petal.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Shading and Highlighting: Shading colors are made by adding a very small quantity of Lamp Black to each mixture. Just enough to change the value. Float a light shadow down the center of the petals, and at the bottom of the petal. Highlight colors are made by adding a small quantity of Warm White to each mixture. Just enough to change the value. Highlight each petal with a light float to the tips of the petals, and down the center vein. These floats are weak and subtle. Repaint the daisy center with the Saffron Yellow and shade with the Deep Orange Mixture you created. Deepen the shading with a float of thinned Asphaltum. To add texture to the center of the flower, use your stylus to add dip dots of Asphaltum, Warm White, and Lamp Black.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Finishing: Use the White Paint Pen or White Gel Pen to lightly outline the petals and stem. Do not create a solid outline, it's more of a broken effect. Using your ruler and the White Paint Pen or Gel Pen, add a thin accent border to the piece, stopping short of the floral.
    Step 10 Example
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