Ranunculi are often used in weddings and other celebratory endeavors as they bloom in large forms with many petals and are popular throughout the world. They grow lavishly along streams and other bodies of water, similar to small frog species, therefore in Latin they are given the name rana unculus, which means little frog.

How to Paint a Ranunculus

A ranunculus, like a chrysanthemum, has many petals that require layering. The main difference is that a ranunculus has larger and fewer petals than a chrysanthemum. You will be painting outlines for petals to create unique shapes, and you’ll be layering reds, oranges, ...

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