How to Paint Realistic Orchids in Acrylic Paint

Posted 1st September 2017

In this lesson we create a realistic still life of white orchids with acrylic paint.  An intense background is suggested with pearl sapphire-tone paint, glazed with phthalo blue and then scumbled with a translucent lamp black smoke resulting in a shimmering surface that appears to glow.  We tackle techniques in this lesson that emulate the look of oil paint, and we also go through rendering tips to enable you to suggest the subtle tones within the soft thin petals. 

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