Have you always wanted to paint watercolor flowers? I am pretty sure 9 out of 10 would say YES! These flowers are really easy to paint!
Once you go through a few simple steps and tips, you will be able to improvise on your own, and paint all kinds of flowers in no time! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Materials and tools – honestly I don’t believe you need fancy supplies to have fun making art!
- paper : there are many kinds of watercolor paper, I really like this Strathmore watercolor paper. You can also get them in larger sheets and cut them to size. If you just want to play with no pressure, even this inexpensive card stock will work, and it’s acid free!
- brushes: these brushes are great for all kinds of painting . I like using those with a nice pointed tip for watercolors, they are great for washes, and for finer details
- watercolor paint : you don’t have to buy the most expensive kinds to start painting . This Pelican watercolor set is a good quality set with plenty of colors. A white plastic plate is also great for mixing colors
- a dish to hold water for wetting and rinsing brushes
Step 1: Start with the bigger flower petals. I like to start with a lighter wash, because it’s easier to go deeper in color later. In watercolor there isn’t really a pink color, it’s diluted red.
Next we add the center. I dip one of the clean brushes in water, and moisten the paper a bit, then dip another brush in yellow to paint the center. this way the center has a softer edge.
Then we add a few flowers of a side view. Oranges and yellows look nice with pinks and reds, and a blue flower for some contrast!Continue To Next Page…