With the cold winter outside, I decided to introduce an easy and fun colourful flower demo for the Art Project of the Month for February at Halton Women’s Place. The demo was inspired by the artwork of British artist Yvonne Coomber, who creates large beautiful floral landscapes with splattering and vibrant colours. The techniques used for the class were inspired by artist Angela Anderson, who also based her tutorial on the vibrant and fun artwork of Yvonne Coomber.
The women were provided with some basic supplies, using sponge brushes for a quick wet background and then moved into fun splatter mode with toothbrushes and very watery paint. The general consensus was the splattering was the best part! Although a little messy for the hands but worth the fun in the end. We then used Q-Tips to make little dots of varying sizes for the flowers, keeping in mind perspective with the larger darker flowers at the front receding to lighter and smaller ones in the distance.
The women did a fantastic job of creating depth in their paintings and then continued on to create their own personal garden using their own style, painting a sun, clouds, and sometimes birds too. It was a great time chatting about flowers and spring in the middle of winter, as well as also about how the artwork of other artists inspires us.
Here are some samples of their creations: