"The Empty Vase"
Artist Tracey White
Below is the tutorial for this mixed media canvas, it is a larger piece, but often it is actually easier to paint larger flowers than small ones!
Hope you enjoy the process..............
Prepare your canvas with collage papers adhered with either Modge Podge or Gel Medium.
I have used Kaisercraft Scrapbooking papers, Tim Holtz Tissue wrap, wallpaper scraps and vintage music sheets.
When glue is dry, load a foam roller in Gesso and lightly tint the whole canvas, then add a small amount of grey paint to the roller and blend this colour to the outer edges of canvas.
Draw the vas and rose, leave shapes onto your canvas using will charcoal, as it is easily removed if you make a mistake. Start to block in the background behind roses, stems and leaves using a filbert brush loaded with Olive green, Paynes Grey for shadow, Moss green for Highlights.
Block in roses, start to paint in shadows.
Using the filbert brush loaded with various colours paint in broad almost abstract strokes for rose petals, picking up Warm White as you go, finish by adding Titanium White highlights to some petals. Load a plastic paint scraper with Titanium White paint and lightly "scrape " over the vase shape to give the impression of glass reflection.
Detail around the bottom of vase is applied using a 12" stencil from Kaisercraft, apply Texture paste through stencil. Dry, then use Kaisercraft Pink Ink Spray around the texture, allow it to run into the stencil pattern, use a baby wipe to blot out excess colour.
Finish the artwork with some shading in Paynes grey around the vase and leaves.
May your vase always be filled with Flowers........ Never to be left empty and unfilled!