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Cactus Painting

With cactus painting, there are a few basic things you need to know. If you've never painted cactus before, it's not difficult, but there are some tips that can make your life much easier. First of all, it's best to work out what kind of plant you have. The best colors are those of Mexican lilies (lighting yellow, orange and red) or the Colorado Bluebell (deep purple, green and gold).

Next, you need to figure out what sort of texture would look good for your cactus painting. Beginners find it very helpful to lay out their sketch on paper first, using the same background color. Next, you'd want to cut out your template (it'll be different if you're doing a living or abstract background). Decide on an underpainting color for the plants, something which will contrast nice with the green of your cactus and the flowers.

Underpainting is great because it allows you to see what the finished piece will look like when it's finished. If you use a bright color, your cactus painting will come out brighter (since bright colors tend to draw attention more easily). If you use a dark color, your art projects will come out darker, so it's better if you use a neutral-colored underpainting.

Next, choose your medium. A popular choice these days is watercolor, as it is available in so many shades of green, ranging from light yellows to deep oranges, purples and deep browns. Oil paints are great, but these colors tend to fade over time, even though they're much less expensive. If you don't mind having to touch up periodically, you should go with acrylic paint.

Now it's time for you to choose your supplies. You can either use regular paper towels to blot the paint off your cactus painting, or you can use fine white cardstock. Whatever you choose, make sure you have enough. The worst thing that can happen is that your white cardstock smears a little bit when you get down on the paint pen, because that means that you'll need to spend more time removing the smears and repainting the areas that you did not want to have light bleeding into.

When you're done painting, you may decide that you would like to add some finishing touches to your cactus painting. Since you have just paints, crayons, and brushes, it's easy to do so. All you need is a medium which allows you to darken or brighten the shade of your art projects, and a brush that allows you to create fine strokes. You can paint bright colors over dark ones, or vice versa, if you prefer a brighter effect.

To complete your cactus painting, you should have a canvas which is at least two by three feet in size. Glue the bottom of your canvas to the table and then proceed to tack a piece of white cardboard to the top of the canvas to act as a frame for the painting. If you are painting your art indoors, it is important that your painting is hung up on an easel to ensure that the piece will dry out evenly before you begin doing so. If your painting is being done outside, you can try drying your painting using a blow dryer over a open flame.

As mentioned before, these are basic, step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow to complete their own cactus painting. If you are not confident that you can follow these instructions, or if you find that it takes you longer than anticipated to complete one, then you can simply hire someone who has experience with this type of work to help you. These professionals will often have their own equipment and they will be able to complete the job in a much timely manner. A professional will also be better equipped to deal with any issues or complications that may arise during the painting process.

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