Who doesn't like to give and get art at Christmas? Well, here's my present to you. Step-by-step easy daisies to paint as gifts to give this Christmas! You fully have my permissions to paint these daisies as many times as you'd like.
Step one: Mask your daisies with masking fluid. Make sure to put some bar soap on your brush before you start masking. It preserves the brush.
Work quickly! While this is still wet, sprinkle just a little bit of salt towards the bottom. Love it! (as if I can see what you're doing...ha)
Paint the centers with Yellow Ochre and Burn Umber. Paint the yellow on first, leaving a small white spot in the center and then touch in the Burnt Umber while it's still wet. I like to soften down the underside of the center again while it's still wet with water just so that it's not such a harsh circle.
I'm actually painting three at a time here for customer orders. These daisies are really popular. They will be framed as 8x10's. The two below will be a set, so I made one with fewer flowers than the other.
Oh yes...Prussian blue....I watered it down a LOT and wherever the petals crossed or needed definition, I just lined the petal around an edge and then softened the line with clean water. It gives the white daisy flowers more shape. I used a small script brush for both the center and the petals.
Sign it and you have a gorgeous Christmas gift for Grandma! Buy a mat, tape a mat on and give as a gift! It's a very cost effective gift this Christmas!