Painting Class
Fabuluz Flower Fields

This video course is a step by step guide in how to create a flower painting with acrylic paint and defining your flower close-ups with acrylic inks. I paint a poppy flower field but of course you’re free to choose what kind of flower painting you would like to create. This is an easy-going and self-paced way to learn the basic techniques of painting flowers in the field or your own garden flowers!

Luz with the online painting class Botanical Gelli Prints

Paint your dream flowers on location or at home!

This course can prepare you for when it is that perfect time to get inspired by wild flowers like poppies and cornflowers! For this class I took a few days out in springtime to find a perfect location. I had something in mind: a perfect flower field with beautiful wild flowers, a quiet place to work and a painterly surrounding.

In my search for inspiration, I found a lot of flowers, from walking around in the town to residential areas and even by the roadside. It turns out you don’t need an entire field at all! You don’t have to travel far, if at all! For those of you living with mobility issues, or with no easy acces to a garden or more rural areas, you could browse through your photo library or just in a book or an internet search engine, from which to gather inspiration… there is inspiration to be found everywhere, even in a humble bunch of flowers or a window box!

Duration: ± 6 hrs.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Start Today! – Self-Paced – Lifetime Access

USD 99

“It was a great pleasure to join in the course ‘Landscapes in Lines’. This class was coming at the right moment, as I was figuring out how to translate landscapes into a more abstract form. I found it helpful to see how Luz firstly creates her sketches in nature and later uses them for her paintings. Also her special color palette was inspiring, which stimulated me to try to use different colors too. She showed her work, in many layers and with a lot of texture.

I am continuing my search for abstraction in paintings, to work in lines more and more. The instructions in the lessons are very clear and you can watch them time and time again.

Nanneke

Participant 'Landscapes in Lines'

Finding Magical Spots 

When it is the perfect time to get inspired by wild flowers like poppies and cornflowers, grab your chance and go out and explore! For this class I took a few days out to find a perfect location. I had something in mind: a perfect flower field with beautiful wild flowers, a quiet place to work and a painterly surrounding. And we found so many beautiful spots! In the introduction section of this course, we will take you on a tour in the beautiful Dutch and Belgium countryside, that is world famous for its gorgeous flowers!

Do you want to… 

  • get inspired by a video tour through the Dutch countryside, on our quest for wild flowers?
  • get inspired even more by the largest poppy field you’ve ever seen? We found it in Belgium!
  • find inspiration in your own area?
  • study your favourite flowers, paint flowers from different angles and work them out with acrylic inks?
  • paint in a loose, abstract and impressionistic style?
  • create a great composition for the flower field of your dreams?
  • create more depth and texture in your artwork?

If the answer of one of these questions is ‘Yes’, then join me!
This class is designed to teach you in an informal and personal manner, whether you are a beginner or you have already experience with acrylic paint and acrylic inks.

botanical gelli prints. - just a finishing touch

Watch the video

This course is very inspiring. Bought my gelli-plate 6 months ago and was already bored after one time use. I washed my plate again after every coat of paint. Learned here that I can just continue working with new colours on the same plate and that it works very nicely if you can still print left-overs from your previous layer. Cool to learn glazing too, that offers even more possibilities. In short: recommended!

Botanical Gelli Prints - Iris artwork

Iris

Participant of Botanical Gelli Prints in Luz' studio

Course Curriculum

Welcome & Introduction

I’ll be chatting about the course and what it is about. Also I will show you all the things you need and you can download the workbook. There’s also a BONUS lesson; the Roller Review. 

Stage 1: Looking for a Location

You see a tour from The Netherlands to Belgium, to find a perfect spot.

 

Stage 2: Flower Studies

In this part I take a closer look to my subjects; poppies and cornflowers. I firstly sketch them, and secondly colour them with acrylic ink. 

 

Stage 3: Painting the Flower Field

 Here, you see me creating the field, including how I work out a composition, I create a first layer, and step by step I put in the various elements of the landscape. 

Section 4: Close-up Poppies & Cornflowers

 Finally I create some detailed poppies and cornlowers in the foreground of my painting. This won’t be too hard, since I made studies of both. 

List of supplies

Stage 1: Looking for locations

– A camera or phone;
– A sketchbook/paper & pencils;
– A notebook/journal to write down your ideas. 

Stage 2: Flower Studies  

– A printer to print your workbook pages for flower studies 
– A sketchbook or mixed media paper for if you need more space to work out your flowers
– Close up photos from your own flowers
– Pencil
Acrylic ink or watercolor paint (in part 3 the acrylic inks are required) 

Stage 3: Painting the Flower Field 

– Small A6 cards or postcards
– A view finder to border your composition
– Acrylic paint
– A palette
– Water in a tin
– A solid rubber wallpaper seam roller 
– Brushes varying in size and shape
– Canvas in size 60×80 (can be smaller as well, but I prefer a larger one) 
– Charcoal to sketch the composition on the canvas
– Water in a tin
– A kitchen towel to dry your brushe
– Acrylic inks
– An easel  

And finally… 

 

Don’t forget the following items when you work outside: Sunscreen, a hat, enough water, a bottle to put in your painting water, a waste bag, a folding chair or picnic plaid, tissues. 

Indoors I use these items:  Something to protect my table, an apron, a daylight lamp and a hairdryer.

What you’ll get…

Direct & Lifetime Access

The ability to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser or with a special iOS app.

'Fabuluz Flower Fields' workbook

A workbook to download and / or print, with exercises to get you started, background information and a detailed explanation of all materials.

Membership of our Community

An invitation to join our private Facebook community Luz Artworks, where you meet with fellow artists. This is a great source of inspiration and a chance to share your work and gain valuable feedback.

Your teacher Luz

Your art teacher: Luz

Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010.

Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme.

“In my art I feel a deep connection with myself and my inner world. If there were no art, there were no me.”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start, how long you work and when you finish. The class is permanently open and of the course material will be available for you to view, download and work through.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does unlimited access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. What level is the course suitable for? This course is for anyone who has ever wanted to sketch and paint trees. The material is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

Do I need all the art supplies?

No, I encourage you to work with what you have and adapt the class to suit your needs. But, I would strongly advice you to buy a wallpaper roller and the acrylic inks for this course. Working with new supplies can be very inspiring!

Do I need high speed internet for the course?

Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course. If you’re using the Teachable app on your iPad or iPhone, you could download all lessons to watch them offline.

Do I need to have experience with painting flowers before I start with this class?

This class is suitable for all art levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Everything will be explained step by step, I’ll teach you a lot of techniques so there will be something new for everybody joining the course! Being open and eager to learn are more important than the level you’re at!

Will there be an online community for this course?

Yes, I will provide details of how to submit a request to join the Luz Artworks Facebook community. There is also a hashtag #treesinthelight that can be used on Instagram and other social media platforms.

What is the Enrollment & Checkout procedure?

Enrolling is easy and fast! Just hit one of the buttons on this page, put the course in your cart and proceed to the checkout. You’ll recieve the login instructions and link to your personal course page via a return e-mail.

If you need assistance signing up or when you ‘d like to use another payment method, don’t hesitate to contact me personally via email: [email protected]. When you don’t receive a confirmation email after successfully signing up, please check your email spam box.

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