Easy Floral Painting Project for May

pointillist floral paintingWe have had plenty of showers. Hopefully this is bringing us lots of May flowers. This month’s
project is an easy painting project of fun, modern flowers—inspired by the pointillism work of
Georges Seurat.

You’ll need:

  • Heavyweight multimedia paper or a canvas/canvas board (8×10 or similar is fine, but go as big as you like)
  • Round brush or cotton swabs
  • Thin acrylic paint pen (black, green or any color you prefer)
  • Acrylic or craft paints in the colors of your choice (pick at least three, but more if you like)

The first thing you will want to do is draw large stems on your white surface, using the paint pen. The stems can go right off the sides, no problem! And work LARGE. Let them dry.

Now it is just a matter of adding the multi-colored dots using your brush or swabs. Be sure to clean your brush between colors or use a clean swab for each color. Fill up those stems with beautiful color. Let it dry. If you used paper or a board, you’ll want to frame it … but if you used a stretched canvas, you can just add a wire and admire your beautiful handmade garden on your wall.

For photos and step-by-step guidance, check out our post on Facebook @ArtsontheGreen. We also have an example at the Arts Barn, so come on by!

– Jaree Donnelly
Art Education Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg Arts Barn