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How to Paint a Candle, Flame and Fire


Step 1. Begin by painting a simple sillhouette of a candle and small wick using burnt umber.

Step 2. Continue by using a small amount of titanium white and zinc yellow and paint the beginnings of the inner part of the flame. Paint a little into the wick top also.


Step 3. Add to the outer edges of the flame as shown using cadmium yellow light. Paint a little of this into the wick top also.


Step 4. Add body to the flame using a mix of cadmium yellow light plus a touch of cadmium orange to warm the color. This begins to move the color towards warmer oranges and reds.

Proceed to Step 5