If you love spring flowers these painting tutorials might get you started with trying some of your own.
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1. Simple Flowers
Materials: (links are my favorites)
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Simple Flowers samples
Work in simple shapes. Find a real zinnia or a zinnia photo (check copyright) and have it handy to use while you are painting. This flower is basically a big circle, a stem, and big leaves. Remember, it doesn't need to be "perfect". Have fun.
More detailed than the zinnia, but in this case, I start with a light pencil drawing, then trace over the lines with a black ink pen. You need to let the ink fully dry before you start the watercolor paint. Add the bright reds and greens, and it's like adult coloring books
4. Stencil flowers
You can always use stencil shapes for flowers. I used a template of petal shapes in this video.
Supplies: Pencil, Watercolor paints, brush, stencils.
Stencil flowers (0:24 sec)
5. Go Abstract
A flower is a flower. The shapes change, colors change. Parts stay the same.
“Nature is a teacher whose wisdom we can learn, and without which any human life is vain and incomplete". ~ William Wordsworth
Once you recognize this...pick up your paintbrush, sing, and dance:
Abstract Flower (0:38 sec)
6. Translucent Flowers
This last sample lets you see how wonderful watercolor's translucent quality can be. It will take a little more practice and the most important factor is to let the watercolor DRY COMPLETELY before adding another layer. The end result is a visual delight.
Waiting between layers is the key. (0:36 sec)