How to Paint Geraniums in a basket, a step by step, one stroke at a time tutorial you can do on canvas, for greeting cards or a paint party.

How to paint geraniums is an easy painting lesson for beginners and experience painters alike.  Red is a traditional color for geraniums but you can use any color you prefer.  Have fun with family and friends painting, follow along with the video at the end of this post.

How to Paint Geraniums in Acrylics,
After doing a post on creating new geranium plants from cuttings I figured you may wish to know how to paint geraniums too.


This post focuses on the leaves and flowers but the video shows you how to paint the basket too.
I traced around some actual geranium leaves as a pattern.
Starting with a 3/4 inch flat brush double load with a dark green, a celery green and a touch of citron.
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Start on the chisel edge at the V opening of the leaf.
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Start your stroke by pressing the brush and wiggling along the outer edge of the leaf, pivoting the brush as you do.
The Video will help you see what I mean: Paint a Basket of Geraniums
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You can flip the brush and go from the other side as well.
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No need for perfection, if you don’t like it the first time around go over it again.
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For the flowers draw in the stems with thinned down paint and a liner brush, ignore the curly cues, I was goofing around.
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Now, how to paint the geraniums.
With a filbert brush and some burgundy colored paint dab in some buds in a dome shape.
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Don’t forget the little buds draping down.
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Dab on some brighter red in the center then add in some white to highlight.
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Dot in some flower centers and add a bit of green to the draping buds.
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If you want to see how I put it all together to paint a basket full you can watch the video.
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Happy Painting.



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