Gold Almond Blossom Painting;


  • Liquitex basics paint
  • Liquitex glazing medium
  • Liqutex full body unbleached titanium white
  • Iwata airbrush with creatix paint
  • Master series brushes (philbert)
  • Proart Polar brushes (round)



A much enjoyed variation of the usual colour for almond blossom paintings in gold.  I wanted to create a painting with warmer colours on this occasion and choose this variation of a well known.  I started this painting by mixing liquitex basics to form a near gold colour and covered the canvas over.  I graduated the colour as I reached the centre of the canvas to achieve a variance in the depth of the background.

Following this, I used unbleached titanium white to form the basis of the of the tree.  I then used various colours to build up the detail of the bark to include hoockers green, yellow, unbleached titanium white, white (for the highlights) and various browns.  I then added in the blossoms using initially a shade of blue that I had coloured matched for the painting from the outset.  On seeing the final product with the blue blossoms, I realised that this wasn’t the theme I was looking for so decided on a change…..

I managed to find a complementary colour for the blossoms that I was happy with, by adding a shade of yellow in with unbleached titanium white.  The accent colours of green were then added.

I went over the whole painting with Glazing medium from Liquitex and left to dry for twenty four hours.  After the painting had dried, I sprayed it with Liqitex matt finish spray.  I patiently waited another day before finally giving two coats of Liquitex medium gloss varnish.

Again another painting I very much enjoyed…..with each painting, I learn more and more…….here I learnt that with acrylic painting – it is a very forgiving medium in that if you are not happy with it you can change even the colour scheme by;

  • painting over the top when completely dry
  • using a hint of colour with glazing medium to change the tones and colours


Final artists note:  This was the first painting that I used gloss varnish with (I have previously used mat varnish), I was very pleased with the gloss varnish as it enhanced the colours of the final piece – something to definitely repeat again and again……