The Complete Beginner's Guide to Watercolor Flowers

jenna rainey

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I’m an artist, self-taught designer, and multi-faceted creative entrepreneur who is hell-bent on teaching everyone how to find their inner creative voice.

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor Flowers

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My last “Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor” was such a big hit that we decided to do another one for flowers!

I paint flowers all the time. I paint them for my licensing work, for youtube tutorials, my books…ALL. THE. TIME. I LOVE painting flowers!! And I’m proud to say that this complete guide that I made for you is probably some of my best work.


For the full YouTube playlist of all the chapters broken down into individual videos, go here.



Beginner Guide to Watercolor Flower Contents

00:00 – Intro
01:28 – How to sketch basic flowers.
16:36 – How to sketch basic leaves.
28:12 – How to paint basic flowers and petals.
52:34 – How to paint basic leaves.
01:05:54 – Mastering an anemone flower.
01:15:12 – Mastering a delphinium flower.
01:25:08 – Mastering an iris flower.
01:32:55 – Color mixing process for full floral painting.
01:46:52 – Full floral piece and talking composition.
02:16:01 – Further resources to help with floral watercolor!


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My Floral Watercolor E-book 


Related videos

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor
5 Principles of Watercolor Flowers
How to Set Up a Watercolor Palette
Watercolor Techniques: Wet-on-Wet
10 Tips to Improve Your Watercolor

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