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and again i mean sea kaminski today were going to they liked the sense of a one of my favorite paintings and one of my favorite subjects also only been stepping on different paintings i want to show you how painting groups of flowers together like this small ones we can create an effect i print color on the canvas pulling up with a knife and it creates a little pedal that stands out it's a very beautiful effect the rapist and it's also very effective i think that when you begin to pay you fall into the trap of trying to paint every little thing in this case every little flower they can be a disaster time time consuming and of course you can imagine what problems you have that does not very effective the first thing we're going to do now is really stay mcinnes as usual like this
for value anymore live there again of the year your first step of dryer lot of lively lightly if you like this ridiculous that should be and will be automatic like so many first that's squeezing the color on the palette all those things you don't have to think about them all you have to do is concentrate on your painting and that's what this is all about as per usual my guest is biz but first this needs no explanation you've heard it i'm sure when they're not here it is
like this and like this there we are now when we get into things like street scenes or where we have buildings we have to be a little more precise words for us it doesn't matter to reveal a landscape now the point and the rule of thumb generally is to have the ball or a vase a little less than half like this little different form today it's rather square by the way they're again please to just wearing first like that at this site and like this evenly and don't forget to round off the bottom like this and ran off to top remember we're looking down into it not at eye level so the bottom and the top have exactly this saying did like this state that is a little different form
and they're again they're going to pay that gentle form this far as i can say it as it to fly its its writers say that that way they're space in between so when we were going to draw them this way you put one end like this of course this is very loosely can change a little bit later on but for now let's do it this way and we have won this way why fitness center out and don't worry too much about this when we apply the color then make an accent the form on this one is a very beautiful painting because the flowers are very loose and they explode from the campus that way very very lovely actor as i wish i could but the fragrance of those farms into the scam as if i can still smell never marvelous their
needs and that you don't have to paint a farce that you can't get even paid ways i've painted an ugly things in the fields or just idea where it's going we have a little when your little tiny baby when they only have three here because her second of heather's flowers that very much carry away that and in this way and they should overlap of course a little bit they do anyway with a small one here like they are now loosely that's the drawing of foresight to shave it they don't think that leaves we have some little flowers yellow flowers trimming ones that came out the site which will be added later said don't worry about those for the moment just do what's necessary for years and i would like to extend the pot and just a little bit like this the
fray or feel free to make whatever changes you have to now especially before you get started hearing are i think that's a little too high that thats okay fine now to michigan where is the light coming from that's always the next important step in this case the light is coming from the thought this is a little unusual in this thing because we have the light from the top and we have medium tone and dark tone on the bottom the flowers are light i live on the top and the shadow is underneath and i really shadow under the flowers on the pot we would say then accordingly like this not too much and again not to runny and that this way and this case is something interesting this is
like you're lying side buys the north east and west when they're up like this the setting is then hear like that to see them like this and begin a light on on top of them like that they're going to go back to having a light on the bottom i that these are horizontal and forth the light is little difference on the bottom is a vertical and so the light is this way on top the two masses it's two masses like that you say and the end of course he was a shade this way underneath like that and i think that's really or we should do for the moment i like that and i was thinking what so interesting and sinker but right now that are going to go into color as usual we do the background first i'm going to start with a lively town at the top is a new start with the dark town on the side
where the light is coming from and that this point we're going to start with a light on the top mean tell a dark tale turn it starts with a light tan like this is why this color on the flowers of course you always go between the flowers like that and go into account a little bit thin remember those blossoms are not solid and you will see the light through them and please do it now because you might use your color and then not have any color to fill in any spaces you've left to please do that as you work and then the blossoms go out over the background and it's fine then you're in your room they're not made trouble of very beautiful gray color wise its very interesting painting less and i thought i want to bring out to do it and before all especially before
or fruit or whatever your background should be subordinate to somebody in other words should not be as bright or as dominant as a subject in this case i keep greg allen color is always in the background and background color's that's what therefore they complement the painting but they don't take over i'm going to use in middletown smitten by beautiful green with brilliant and lavender i chose it deliberately very exciting combination this is something i learned it's acquiring good taste and color and understanding what colors how our harmonious an effective point
guard at the bottom like this is a beautiful pink blue which would go into the vase at a stunning with this particular allstate of olive green it's actually going down light green fb page to print you must be very careful work in the screams in the background that when you're pretty amazing really is part of them don't forget to take the dark tone up into light tone and what have you liked that event the moment they're interesting please don't be at the death of a town that is to keep it interesting you know i've never been to put the shadows in because i don't i still
forget them think that that is the only so anxious to get to the flowers and we are remembering over down over down that's an interesting stroke and i use it for so many things for water for aggressors and what have you and what you learned the stock of strokes you can use it for so many things and thinking it's very very effective and very useful i think i have that too high interest but others of them are the thing about oil painting as you can say now it's put in the volt one of ours wouldn't you want to call it is gorgeous right there
all this time we don't have around so we can go straight down with a night like this good to know terry i had and the light tone like this is what to pay and pretty dark net just a wee bit by adding a little extra purple or rather do an awkward for emphasis because i think it needs it and i think it's very beautiful album now we will bring some of the petals down over the back of the parts and on for about it i'm going to put a highlight now instead of later
because i would rather do it now or might forget about so i'm going to put a highlight here like this like that fein now let's start with advice to start with the why twins on the right and there again you start with the director and therese like this this is the most exciting part of all firing on these little blogs and ending up with the flour and this is why this particular area system is so effective and so exciting as i realize you're sitting at the yes but my blogs will look like blobs but if you take a while and practice your blogs will be flowers best and our town meeting town now he gets a light tone had this thing when they put the light panels on get the news like that please dont
happen and even have some canned the shows and bring out a few couples like them because they do hang freely and bring some doubting here because the light is getting some of the other titles that are sticking out like this i'm going to dock and that just a wee bit underneath and barracuda center what the paper likes what is but the death of subsidies during a lovingly and this is what i'm doing with this one now we can go back and add more broad so that leave it alone for a moment and go to the next one for exceptional lives i think that very large that this is a very interesting thing because these frauds are close together in their problems if you don't use your tone
about its directive or running together but you can see how you play the dark light dark light and so i thank you they go for a good thing to go through your life is that there's a space now go to live off base gen ward well except as shaken might end up with high branches but i think that serves a learning of color which can happen and by golly they
end up looking like i present my circles and there i thought town like that it's barely earns be very careful i was you're very careful with the bottom of the colors for that they're much more affective and more definite let's leave at the moment and go to the other one is not better do all the white wings or the purple one's first place that isn't such a practical little housewife campaigning in the kitchen all the time it has its effect i don't think this
needless to say this is when you really will use lots of white paint the news and please don't pack a minute keep them hanging liz bring some out there with a background that let this they're not attached to it and more white as we go along with the additional eleven year i try to alternate him but not having purple white purple why you must think this also when you're thinking military and i climbed a huge fence here july i was trying to get these flowers they do an awful lot for our daughter to
leave the dark and that little bit is getting a little lightening their assignment to dark it a bit to make it much more effective to look like light through iui i'm not there and we were painting and when it's halfway through you become very discouraged but like anything that's halfway finished it doesn't look normal and it doesn't look right that going and then as the painting then looked at it and find out what's wrong for goodness' sakes don't try to evaluate your painting why you're trying to finish it they'll be dozens of changes will you make an all come together at the last moment if you follow directions and you do which is close to the topic and the spirit or upset while you're doing it there's nothing looks looks right let's
have finished that even human beings today i can remember my teens terrible goodness i was much improvement but and we go the other way i guess as we get older i think it was terrible period is going through your teens and that's the same thing was going to the stage in your painting gas like we have another small one right here like this adds i'm going to value that for the moment let's go to the prevalence and other problems the best think a very dark terry and we start this way this is like is that snap thank god that we have purple and white lives on this list and light tone on that
they're again police have been going on over the other foreigners is very little petals are all hanging liz which they are right we have another one here now i guess i want you to know this is particularly care that they're saying is underneath like this there and work it this way and down into the center i'm going to put a little purple appear like this issue that will also separate your flowers i don't know what i'd do without her blessing to be the most well i think it's a purposeful thing i'm sure of that because i have blue period a lawyer he ran out of pain actually divided later in very poor know i have been taking a
course now he's very famous for his blue period a lawyer to meeting as lester et only a time to play it's pretty prolific in particular areas and they asked her to purple ones here like this it takes a great deal of pain so have a lot of pain next counseling running out of tanks and must be or waited marvelous july tone here don't pack it down please i were going to put the median telling appear like this show they hang with us for a
few more purple ones up there like that just to get a few more colors and then use the light turned to play so they're not believe that we have the likes and i'm going to do too much to i think that's fine that's the way to him it's like this little darker and your place to create the difference of different flowers actually get like this i'm going to play in leagues
i have three leaves here like this i may find it difficult to put over that alliance very lightly holy and i am very likely go in three leagues right there were the loans like that but we have one here is to break up the color like that we haven't really hear and we have one here and i believe we have a little leaf here is i think it was ninety three of hours i believe is called the burn him and this is where i first saw these days they're just going to put a simple stuff like that very quick hanging
there again with the use of our column the three towns we just brought on very quickly and do not belabored as like this little dark wins like that at the top now and as meaning and tell me as we get toward towards the light were getting more light on them and then we have a very light town like this they're going to put a little greenery and there i will admit this is a very satisfying thinking to do and one that you also love i do believe i have all the leaves and i
would like to put another one right here like their breakup the white a little bit and a few flowers at the bottom drop below like this that brings the color down to the best of their canvas and creates a feeling of unity and harmony in your painting skilled blue this is a reflection of it was there was a table like that and underneath a little drop things you also have some well i think that's a great day it's a very satisfying painting and i think of that very well with that and to be paying a lot to get all the time that you have it signature next to pass
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Paint Along With Nancy Kominsky
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Nancy Kominsky teaches viewers how to paint lilacs.
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