Surprise Garden with Carrie Schmitt and Amy Jones Download

Learn design elements and how to incorporate them into beautiful flower paintings.
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Create fabulous flower paintings by combining design elements infused with your personality in this video workshop from Carrie Schmitt. Start off with a lesson on design and then experiment with painted layers and discover the elements you are most drawn to. Combine your favorite design elements to create stunning floral designs in your signature style. Along the way you will expand your creativity as you paint with mixed-media tools and allow a playful composition to emerge in an explorative way.

In Surprise Garden you will find:

  • How to simplify and create quiet space to highlight vibrant areas in your painting
  • Lessons on incorporating design elements to achieve cohesive paintings
  • 74 minutes of detail workshop instruction

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To get the most of Carrie Schmitt’s instruction, check out the other videos in the series:
Abstract Flower Painting with Carrie Schmitt and Amy Jones
Mixed Media Flower Paintings with Carrie Schmitt and Amy Jones

Learn more about Carrie Schmitt
Carrie Schmitt is an expressive floral artist and author of Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Art with Mixed Media (North Light, 2015). She began painting in 2009 when developing a life-threatening allergy to heat. Today, she paints daily from her mountain studio outside of Seattle, Washington and teaches an online yoga inspired art course, Journey to the Self, as well as workshops. Her art is licensed for home decor and stationery with several companies, including DiaNoche Designs, Hallmark, teNeues, and Woodmansterne.

Materials List
Acrylic paint- variety of colors in both soft and heavy body
Canvas panel
Mark-making tools- skewers, Catalyst blades, string, wooden skewers, children’s paint tools, bubble wrap
Masking fluid
Masking tape
Paint brushes- variety of shapes and sizes
Palette knife
Popsicle sticks with design elements written on them
Spray bottle
Water jar
Wet rag

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU S3276
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 74 minutes
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Carrie Schmitt
Technique Painting
Customer Reviews (1)
Layered painting.
Carrie shows just one of the methods she uses to make paintings. Depending on the colours you use and how much you add (using stencils, tools, stamping, etc.) will make a difference to the look of the final painting. You really see this at the end when you compare the paintings Carrie and Amy produce. If you are happy to have your own style show through just follow along and you'll be happy with the result. If you want a picture like the one shown in the beginning you'll be disappointed. Carrie is not very comfortable with the camera but she still comes across as very genuine and supportive of other artists. Review by Wendy (Posted on 1/31/2016)
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