Dragonfly Dreams Oil Painting Tutorial

Gini · November 19, 2020
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Dragonfly Dreams

A dragonfly are symbols of happiness and new beginnings. Learn to paint this dragonfly as it hovers over purple cone flowers.

  • Course Difficulty Rating: Beginner/Intermediate Level
  • Video Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Materials & Supplies List
  • Printable Pattern
  • Full Step by Step Written instructions with Images
  • Full-Length Audio Video

Canvas size 14 x 14 inches (20" x 16" will work, just add more background)

Paints - Oil

  • Titanium White (TW)
  • Cadmium Yellow (CY)
  • Yellow Ochre (YO)
  • Alizarin Crimson (AC)
  • Burnt Sienna (BS)
  • Ivory Black (IB)
  • Sap Green (SG)
  • Viridian Green (VG)
  • Prussian Blue (PRB)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DP)

Paints - Acrylic or Gesso

  • White

Brushes

  • 1" chip brush for applying medium
  • 3/4 inch Flat Brush
  • Small Filbert- (1/4" - 1/2" wide)
  • Mop Brush

Mixes

I always try to create various value streams of color, not mixing solid colors but having marbled colors, starting from dark to light. That way I can pick up various shades, without mixing, as I go.

  • SG+IB = equal amounts makes a very dark green
  • Dark green mix above + YO + touch of TW= lighter green
  • VG + CY + TW = even lighter green
  • TW + a tiny touch of CY = very, very pale yellow/white.
  • Various shades of purple using DP + TW PrB + AC+ TW in various amounts

Medium

Safflower Oil (artist grade) diluted to 50/50 – with Galkyd Lite Medium (has a dryer in it). See canvas prep for other options.

About Instructor

Gini

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 4 Topics

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