Acrylic Mini Canvas Painting with Nina Hidalgo
Need spring painting inspiration? Follow along with Ambassador Nina Hidalgo to paint an acrylic mini canvas painting! With a few supplies you can create a beautiful mini floral piece of your own.
Step 1: Select your supplies.
I used Rose, Lemon Yellow, Green, Black, and White acrylic paints, a Velvetouch Liner 1, Velvetouch Mini Mop, Glacier Wash 1", and a tiny canvas and easel.
I applied a thin layer of white paint on the canvas.
Using the Rose paint and liner brush, create strokes similar to the petals of the rose. I decided not to do a pre sketch to not limit my imagination.
Combining Rose with a bit of black, I applied another layer that is smaller than the first layer. This is the shadow of the next layer of petals.
I mixed White with a little bit of Rose paint to get Carnation Pink and dab a few strokes using the tip and belly of the brush gliding from thin to thick and going back to thin to create a petal.
I added a visible leaf at the bottom right of the rose using Green and Lemon-Yellow paints. Then gently dab the excess paint from the brush to the area around the visible leaf to create subtle foliage. I then added black as the background. I used a bit of water to pull the black paint outwards.
Using the White paint, I added thin strokes of highlights on the edge of the petals at the right parts.
I dabbed the left and right edges using Carnation Pink followed by Rose and Green paints with the help of the Velvetouch Mini Mop. I wanted to show the texture of the canvas so I used Glacier Wash 1" and gently swiped the paints.
You can find more from Nina on her Instagram page @ninathidalgo.
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