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Watercolor Painting • Step by step • Flowers Watercolor Step by Step Painting Flowers
Watercolor Painting • Start with a photograph. • Draw the photo onto the watercolor paper using a grid.
Watercolor Painting Start by using a 1" flat brush to paint a wash of clear water over the entire paper, being sure to paint around the basic flower shapes. Into the wet paper work a mixture of Yellow and Green paint. While the first wash is still wet flow in darker tones- Dark Green and Blues.
Watercolor Painting • After the background wash is dry use small washes of yellowish brown to indicate the browning portions of the irises. Then begin adding some darks to the foliage with a mixture of Dark Green and Blue.
Watercolor Painting • Underpaint some of the petals in pure Rose. Be sure to use clear water and soften any edges that are not sharp before your wash dries. • Underpainting-is painting a color under
Watercolor Painting • Using Blue with a touch of Purple paint the basic shadows of each flower. Pay close attention to the original photo to get the correct shapes and combination of soft and hard edges. Then use Purple to start adding the shadows on the red petals.
Watercolor Painting • For the background use a dark mixture of blue and darkest green and brown to indicate a deep shadow area behind the entire group of flowers and foliage. • These two colors can give you deep dark blues, rich greens and warm dark browns as you mix them in different quantities.
Watercolor Painting • Final detailing on each flower was done with darker Purples, Rose, and Blues. Use the point of a #6 brush to add veining and texture to each flower.