Basic Watercolor Flowers

jenna rainey

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Basic Watercolor Flowers

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I don’t know what it is about flowers and watercolor, but they’re just such a beautiful (and even calming!) subject to paint.

Even though flowers were some of the first things I ever painted, I will admit that they be challenging at first! So I wanted to break it down for you in a basic watercolor flower lesson.

In this tutorial, I show you how to paint side-facing and open-faced flowers with two different holds.

This video is a segment from my Complete Watercolor Guide for Beginners. For the full video and all the chapters, check out this playlist.


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00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Painting a side-facing basic flower
02:38 – Adding a stem to the flower
04:31 – THIS will make it look like a flower
05:19 – Basic open flower
07:47 – Biggest mistake I see when people paint flowers
09:27 – Don’t miss The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor!


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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor
Understanding Color Theory
Two Watercolor Techniques You Must Know
10 Tips to Improve Your Watercolor
10 (More) Easy Watercolor Flowers
How to Paint Watercolor Wildflowers

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