Early in my art training I was studying under Mary Jo Leisure. Mary Jo is a Master Decorative Artist and has an incredible ability to create beautiful harmony and design in her paintings. One year at a seminar with Mary Jo, we were painting a large wooden plate full of roses and leaves. There must have been over a hundred leaves in the painting. Everyone was complaining about how many leaves there were. I had to laugh because I actually loved painting the leaves. If you are a flower lover and painter like me then you know you will probably paint thousands of leaves in your lifetime so I made this concept lesson on how to mix color and paint leaves. This was originally filmed for my past online course Learn Paint Grow.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
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I loved this instruction on how to paint leaves and mix greens! I really appreciate Elizabeth’s teaching style and how she explains things so simply! She makes everything look effortless!
Thank you so much Diane, I really appreciate the feed back.
Im really inspired by your work
Thank you so much. That means a lot to me
what medium do you use to mix oil color for painting flowers ??
your technique has really inspired me.
Are use Neo Megilp by gamblin . I am so glad that this has inspired you. Here is a link to watch a tutorial on all my supplies that I use
thanks a lot
Great leaf lesson. Amazing how accurate the colors were to the actual leaf.
Thank you Beth. I’m glad you found it helpful
I appreciate your videos so much. I love your paintings and am inspired by your work! Thank you for these helpful suggestions on painting greens! You do amazing work.
Thank you so much Katie, I am so glad you found it helpful. New content will be added to the website on July 7th. Happy Independence Day
I am now an all access member and am so excited! I paint as much as I can and am so excited to learn from you!
I’m so happy you are joining us. Make sure you watch the tutorial on all the features available to you as an all access member especially the groups.
Great lesson again!
Fabulous Liz! Lots of excellent information here. I especially liked the warm vs. cool color lesson that this imparts. Good stuff about playing the leaves down, so they don’t compete with the flowers. Thank you!
Glad you liked it Gary!
Excellent leaf lesson! You are a wonderful teacher
Loved this lesson!!!!
That makes me so happy. Thank you so much!!!!