I have serious flamingo fever. I painted this flamingo on a porch leaner recently and it was so popular that I decided to also paint it on canvas! This painting is super easy to do and a ton of fun. It’s also perfect for your summer décor.

Here is the  Flamingo Supply List, Tracers and Instructions for you to use to paint a flamingo on canvas or a porch leaner. There is also a video at the bottom if you want to paint along with me!

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flamingo and flowers painted on canvas

Paint your Canvas Black

You can choose any size canvas you want for this painting, just paint it black first. A black background really makes the pink of the flamingo and flowers and green leaves POP!

Freehand the Flamingo

Don’t be scared, this flamingo is super easy to freehand. Plus, I walk you through step-by-step! To get the perfect flamingo pink I mix DecoArt Royal Fuschia with white. I even use this for the hibiscus! You can even paint the flamingo along with me in the video below.

paintings of flamingos

Paint the Flowers and Leaves

To paint your hibiscus just make a tight letter C, then do another in the middle of that one.  Keep adding on petals and you will have your hibiscus.  Then just fill them in with paint.  It is SUPER simple! I just use a bright green for the leaves.

Add Details and Shading

This is such an important step. This is what is going make your painting GREAT. I use white paint and black paint to add the details and shading. It really gives your painting that little bit of extra it needs.

Text me a photo of your flamingo, I’d love to see it!!

Watch the full tutorial here:

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