Simple flowers are so much fun to paint and relaxing. I love painting these over and over again and find them super satisfying to paint. Not just spring, any day is the perfect time for this Watercolor Flowers Easy Tutorial!
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Here are the supplies I have used in the video below:
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors, 36-Color Set
- Princeton Artist Brush Neptune, Brushes for Watercolor Series Size 6
- Canson XL Series Watercolor Paper 140 Pound, 9 x 12 Inch, 30 Sheets
Watercolor Flowers Easy YouTube Tutorial:
Tips and Tricks:
- For single colored flowers, I like to add my color pigment towards to center of the flower at the base of each petal shape. Then I add a drop of water towards the tip of each petal. This water pushes the pigment towards the center and makes the tips lighter. Give this technique a try and let me know what you think!
- Let the water do the work. This is something I truly believe in. If I try to move the color around and fuss with it – the flower just turns out worse never better. The less you fuss with the watercolored flowers, the better. Simply add paint in the flower shape, drop in a few extra drops of water and let it dry. If you are still unhappy with the look, try adding another layer of color after layer one has dried.
- Always leave a tiny hair line gap between petals. Or paint alternate petals and let dry. Then come back and paint between the dried petals.
- Always add leaves. For as many flowers you paint try and bring in that much green into the floral composition.
- Green is just not green. If you are painting many different colored flowers, remember to vary the greens by adding some blue, green or white.
The Watercolor set I use in the video is the Gansai Tambi set. I LOVE this one because the paints are rich and have NO chalky finish to them. The colors are really intense though, so I use the lining insert as my palette to dilute the paint a bit. The paint dries on that liner and I just reuse it the next time.
In this Rainbow floral watercolor example I used the Camel Artist’s Watercolor cakes, watch the video here
Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.
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