Flower Prints

Painting flowers with a computer

Learning a New Art Style

In the past my art style has been either very realistic, or very symbolic. After thinking about why that might be, I decided to find out if it was possible to combine the two.

I rushed into the garden with my camera and took some photos to study, breaking the images down into shape and colour.

Starting with the shape I arranged the flowers in a way that allowed for precise proportions for the realistic part.

Adding Colour

I then painted over the shape I had in place with varying intensities of black in order to take a symbolic approach to colour.

This looked alright, but flowers are popular for their vibrant colours and my paintings were missing out.

I reduced the opacity of the black and kept it as a foundation, and added ranges of colour in certain places to highlight the vibrancy I was trying to capture.

Final Gallery


Pink Hellebore

Pink Hellebore

Purple Iris

Purple Iris

Violet Hibiscus

Violet Hibiscus

Red Crocosmia

Red Crocosmia

Flower Four

Platycodon Balloon Flower

Flower Six

Fenland Daybreak Lily