Posts filed under: Painting Flowers From Imagination

Sun, December 2, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, December 2, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting with a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make.

In this demo Sandrine will show you :
How to mount yupo or stone paper on board to present your paintings on paper without a frame
How to make an abstract background with lots of visual textures
How to use negative painting and your imagination to make a painting appear effortlessly
How to add patterns to embellish a painting with a dipping pen and ink
Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!
We will have Sandrine’s new book available for signing at the end of the demonstration.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

 

 

It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.

 

 

I am very excited about my new book, it is available now for pre-order and will ship mid August.

Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media

Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Drop in color (ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics) to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and “blooms.”
Just like spotting shapes in the clouds, search for shapes in your background that suggest blossoms and leaves. Paint around them and watch the flowers emerge!
Add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect.
With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and color, even beginners can achieve happy results. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

whimsical flower paintings from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine PelissierI will display a selection of my flowers paintings, it will be a good fit for exhibiting in a garden 🙂

The Art in the Garden tour is a 2 days self guided tour of the North Shore gardens, with visual artists displaying and selling their works and musicians performing all weekend.

This year, the tour will take place Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm both days – rain or shine!

Stay tuned: I will publish the garden location a bit later, once confirmed.

I made 2 art lessons for the Cloth Paper scissors magazine and this is the second one: It shows you how to add visual texture with a dipping pen.
The lesson comes with a lot of pictures and even a short video.
Online art classes by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
Art Lessons: Volume 2 with Sandrine Pelissier
Adding Visual Texture with a Dip Pen
By Sandrine Pelissier
Format: Art Lesson DownloadPatterns are a great way to add complexity to a painting, and a dip pen is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for creating them. In this February Art Lesson, with accompanying video, Sandrine Pelissier uses a dip pen to create unique patterns, adding visual texture and depth to her paintings. Read along as Sandrine shares her techniques and her art, and turns you into a dip pen enthusiast.​

Art Classes on The Artist Network

add visual texture with dip pens by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiercustom sketchbook with Spirograph designs by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiermixed media on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
 painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierpainting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierzen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can also check these inspiring blog posts on the
​Cloth Paper Scissors blog

customize your sketchbook coveradd visual texture with a dip pen by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
I am very excited to be teaching a 2 days workshop in Calgary for the FCA Calgary chapter on the weekend of February 18-19.
If you live in the area, registration will open online on January 18th:
http://www.fcacalgary.ca/workshops.htm

Calgary class painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier