Paint Watercolor Flowers – Forsythias!

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Forsythias are one of those lovely flowers that announces the arrival of spring. The thought of Forsythia blossoms always  brings back such happy memories of my childhood!

Today we are painting watercolor flowers: Forsythia, with a paint brush,and a…STRAW!

Ready to welcome spring?

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This is the 3rd of our Paint Watercolor Flower series- the colorful flowers tutorial is here- 

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and the bubble paint hydrangea flowers tutorial is here- 

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Materials and tools –

  • a straw! =)
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First, we are going to paint the branches. Start by making a puddle of deep brown color, then blow on the little puddle with a straw.

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Repeat this process to create a few branches-  

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When all the branches are created, we can start painting the flowers and new leaves! 

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This is done with a brush. Forsythias have 4 petals, and the leaves are small, like all the new leaves of spring.    

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I also used the splatter paint method used in the watercolor fall tree painting! 

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At the end, I added some deep brown color to base of the branches  for more contrast. 

Has spring arrived yet where you are? Here are a couple of fun things to do this spring-

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Make a strawberry Tower with recycled garden pots! 

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Start seeds for your garden with this simple trick!  

Happy dreaming about spring and see you soon! =)

24 Comments

  1. Thank You! I’ve just tried out this tutorial and my version of the flowers turned out beautifully! I have the perfect frame for it 🙂

  2. Aside from the fact that I am totally ready for spring, I have embraced your previous tutorials and have drawn a handmade birthday card for my mom today (even had the guts to post it…). So happy about the fact that I found the time to let go, take colors in hand to paint/draw. Thank you, thank you so much for all the inspiration and encouragements via your blog 🙂

  3. This looks really fresh and pretty. Another excuse to get my watercolours out and have a play. Your instructions are crystal clear and even I can manage to paint someting nice if I follow your step by step. x

  4. Why, oh why, oh why, do you drive me crazy with this incredible amount of creativeness you have? Ananda, seriously, I just want to come over, grab a paint brush and say “Show Me how!!!!!” No…I won’t do it until you show me and I’m sitting right beside you!! Because I want it to be as beautiful as this! Pinned to my DIY board + others! xoxo

  5. you are so talented and creative… you are inspiring me to create my own water color painting… it looks so simple and so pretty.. thanks for sharing ;o)

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