How to Paint Flowers

A painting of flowers is a great gift and beautiful work of art. It's colorful and shows happiness and joy. Here you'll learn how to capture the picture of bright flowers in a painting.


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    Gather the necessary supplies and find a flat, clean surface to work on. For reference, see the supply list near the bottom of this article.
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    On a clean, white piece of paper, paint the green grass at the bottom. Use short, light strokes and make the pieces of grass go in different directions so it looks more realistic. Use regular green and add light green if you'd like to get the 'highlighted' look or dark green strokes for shadow and texture.
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    Make curved lines of medium thickness. Using a darker shade of green, paint curved lines of medium thickness among the grass. These lines will become your flowers' stems, so make as many lines as you want flowers. The height of the lines should be quite a bit taller than the grass.
    • The thickness of the stem should be slightly thicker than the grass.
    • Add leaves or thorns to the stems to make the flowers look more realistic.
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    Create the center of the flower. Using whatever color you prefer, create a circle/oval about 1/2 inch above the tip of the flower stem. Leave room above the tip of the stem so that you can add petals.
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    Add petals. What color do you want your flower/s to be? You can mix colors, or just paint single color petals. Pick out the colors you want to use or mix colors to create new ones. Then, determine what shape you want the petals of the flowers to be. You may want to sketch the shape before you pain them. Connect the petals to the center of the flower. Connect the tip of the stem to somewhere in between two petals beneath the center.
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    Outline the petals with black or white paint if you'd like.
    • Another optional step is to use a light blue colored oil pastel and lightly shade in a sky, then blend. Add a sun if you'd like.


  • This makes a great homemade gift!
  • Follow all the steps above and you're good!
  • When drawing the sun, don't just draw it on the corner of your paper, that's unrealistic. Instead, draw it slightly to the side or peeking out from behind a tree.

Things You'll Need

  • A few clean, white pieces of paper (colored works too)
  • Small, medium, and large paint brushes
  • Rainbow colors of paint
  • Artist's pallet
  • Oil pastels (optional)

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Categories: Painting