How to Paint Loose Watercolor Flowers

Make a beautiful watercolor flower painting in 30 minutes! Easy tutorial & video for beginners. Lots of tips & techniques to pigment loose floral watercolors.

With all the gorgeous spring flowers blooming everywhere it’s time for another watercolor flower painting tutorial! Nosotros will exist creating a colorful modern loose floral watercolor inspired by garden flowers.

Make a beautiful watercolor flower painting in 30 minutes! Easy tutorial & video for beginners. Lots of tips & techniques to paint loose floral watercolors.

If you are new to watercolor painting,
check out our beginners tutorial first: this three means to paint a watercolor rose tutorial teaches you lot in detail some essential watercolor techniques
such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and how to utilize brushstrokes expressively.

how to paint watercolor rose
three ways to paint a watercolor rose tutorial

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If you are familiar with these foundation techniques, let’south get-go our watercolor blossom painting!

Check out the video tutorial or skip to written tutorial below!

Materials and tools to make a watercolor flower painting

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 beautiful watercolor flower painting
  • paper :  I really like
    this Strathmore
    and
    this Canson watercolor paper.
  • brushes: I like using soft watercolor brushes with a squeamish pointed tip like these , and this set. They are great for watercolor washes, and for finer details.
  • watercolor paints:  this is a good basic set up, and this is a fabled creative person grade gear up which I LOVE, and a palette that tin be used to mix colors. This palette with lid is a great choice too.
  • a jar of water for wetting and rinsing brushes

Step 1: starting time with the bones structure in a watercolor flower painting

painting loose watercolor flowers wet in wet

Making a loose floral watercolor painting is like to making a movie. The structure of the story is created around a few main characters. Think of the bigger flowers as the main characters in a movie, and paint them starting time to ready the structure for your watercolor flower painting.

Here we started with three large pink flowers using the wet on wet technique. You can learn more in this detailed tutorial:
3 means to pigment a watercolor rose & 3 best techniques for beginners!

wet on wet watercolor technique
three ways to pigment a watercolor rose & 3 best techniques for beginners!

Step 2: add together more groups of flowers with different colors, shapes and sizes

Next, pigment some regal flowers, followed past yellowish and bluish flowers. Use all the gorgeous flowers in nature to give you ideas on all the colors, shapes and sizes you can create.

painting purple and yellow flowers in watercolor

For example, the xanthous flowers are inspired past our state blossom, the California poppy. The bluish flowers are Forget-me-non. 🙂 Nature is the greatest artist!

add more groups of watercolor flowers with different colors, shapes and sizes

Step 3: add together stems and leaves to our loose floral watercolor

I similar to have a range of greens when painting watercolor leaves and stems. When nosotros use a mix of night and light greens, blue greens, yellow greens, and olive greens, it can add together a lot more richness to a painting.

add stems and leaves to our loose floral watercolor

Mission Aureate watercolor paint set has some actually beautiful shades of greens and blues which tin can exist mixed together to create endless variations.

Step iv: finishing touches to consummate the watercolor flower painting.

Add together some bright yellow centers to the blue and majestic flowers to make them stand out more.

 paint colorful loose floral watercolors

Step back and expect at the overall watercolor blossom painting. You might feel that it needs more contrast by calculation some darker touches, or it needs a few more leaves or flowers here and there to achieve a better balance.

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Boosted watercolor blossom painting tips

What is the best watercolor paint?

There are two general groups of watercolor paint:
artist class, and student grade paint.

Easy tutorial & video for beginners. Make a beautiful watercolor flower painting in 30 minutes!

Artist grade watercolor paint
is more expensive considering the pigments are more concentrated and colors are made more precise. When you lot mix them, the colors are less likely to get dingy. The colors are richer and more intense.
This painting is made with Mission Gold watercolor paint.

Student grade watercolor paint
is cheaper. You can still make very cute paintings with them. I have both, when I am doing a quick study or sketch, I often use a student paint set up like this.

Is it better to paint from real flowers or photos?

step by step tutorial on how to paint  watercolor flowers

It is actually a bully idea to
exercise both!
when nosotros paint from nature, we find unique details that we oft don’t see in photos

On the other hand, a cute photo can offer inspirations and ideas we might non notice so easily in our surroundings.

Happy painting! Run across you before long!


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