Now it’s time to add some accents to these flowers with deeper colors. As you can see the deeper red tips of the petals, the deeper orange at the base of another flower, some color dots, all these add depth and richer details to the flowers.
We can always come back and add more details later. Next we paint the stems of these flowers with a pale green, as well as a couple of leaves. I like making the leaves different sizes here.
Then with a deep olive green ( for tips on how to mix a nice olive green, visit the watercolor tree tutorial! ) paint the base of the side view flowers, and a few more leaves in this deep green.
In nature we see all shades of foliage, such as yellow green, blue green, and even browns. Here we will be adding some blue-green, blue and brown leaves. and making some of the stems darker as we paint the darker leaves. You can omit some of the colors if you prefer the leaves being all green. Just have fun!
At the end, look at the whole painting and add a few final touches, such as adding some dots at the center of the flowers.
Finished! Not too hard right? After about 30 minutes when the painting is dry, put it under a stack of large books, the weight will help the paper look nice and flat by tomorrow!
Now a little gift / craft project- make your own sets flower greeting cards with these free printable cards!
Want to paint more? Here’s a tutorial on how to paint a fall watercolor tree in 10 minutes, with a tooth brush!
Happy painting! See you next week!