Quick Watercolor Floral Paintings

Hi friends!  It’s FRIDAY!  Yippeee!  I hope you had a great week and are pumped up for an exciting and crafty weekend!

Work on organizing the studio continues and I am polishing up a new girl portrait and process video, but not quite done with either yet – so I will post up the finished painting from a quick Life Book 2016 lesson from a few weeks ago, taught by artist Martha Lever.

Quick Watercolor Floral Paintings

These are small 2-3 inch potted flowers in loose watercolor on a 5 x 7 cold press watercolor card.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors – some standard colors mixed with their Primatek line, which are gorgeous mineral colors- many with a strong granulation that produces fantastic texture.  A fine black pen gave each floral a finished, sketchy look.

Quick Watercolor Floral Paintings

Warning: these are ADDICTING!  It is freeing and inspiring to just take a brush to the paper with no sketch or plan, make some simple marks and produce a beautiful little painting.  I think this might also be fun to try with simple faces… ooh!

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Quick Watercolor Floral Paintings

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and I’ll catch you on Monday with a new process video and mixed media portrait!


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