Painting Ferns in Acrylic

Learning to paint ferns. This was an exercise I did last year – researching how to paint ferns in acrylic paint.

I first worked on the maidenhair fern, but wasn’t completely happy with it. So I moved on to the fishbone fern – that’s the one that I used in my FLOWERS FOR YOU painting.

In hindsight, the maidenhair fern wasn’t too bad.

What do you think?

painting ferns in acrylic paint - maidenhair, fishbone- Sandra Burns ART - sketchbook work, learning how to paint ferns
painting ferns – maidenhair, fishbone – Sandra Burns ART

Happy fun Monday! I hope you enjoy this sketchbook work.

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  1. Nice work, I always love painting ferns. Once you start looking it’s amazing the different types.
    I like adding broken ones that have gone brown for more realism

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    1. Oh that’s a good idea. I didn’t think of that. I wanted these ones to be green and fresh though, so I’m happy with how they worked out.

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  2. Great job on all of them Sandra! 🌿🤗🍃

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    1. Thanks Kym. It was an interesting exercise to really look at the ferns and work out how to represent them. 🥰

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  3. aparna12 says:

    Wow. Very gorgeous❤❤❤😍😍. Loved it. Awesome, dear Sandra. Someday, I hope to collect as many paintings of yours as possible. You are a fantastic artist. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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    1. Thank you so much Aparna. Your support and encouragement means a lot to me. 🥰🥰


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