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Floral painting is a significant part of the still life painting genre. For many artists, learning how to paint flowers is a way to perfect their artistic abilities when it comes to compositional arrangement, color choice, and level of detail without the pressures of working from a human model.
How to paint flowers with acrylics
Acrylic flower painting is a wonderful medium with which to begin the genre, because it’s more predictable than watercolors, but more flexible than floral oil paintings. You can use acrylics to create either smooth finishes or ones with impasto, as well as either matte or shiny finishes.
How to paint flowers in oil
Although watercolor is often chosen for floral paintings, oil painting flowers can be a better option if you’re not confident in your skills or if you’re not sure exactly how you want the image to look when you begin it. With oils, you can go over the image if you find it unsatisfactory. However, with watercolors, you must plan ahead.