This printable worksheet and lesson can be used in class or art camp or and activity for the homeschool art student.
FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
You can learn the basics of watercolor in an afternoon and spend the rest of your life trying to master it, (which maybe nobody does); but if you paint every day you will soon be creating beautiful pictures. I will be adding other projects to help.
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|How to paint Blossoms in Watercolor Worksheet|
One of the most important things in any painting is the composition, take time to design your picture. Do some sketches and look at photos. Nothing fixes a bad composition no matter how good your technique or skill you must start with a good drawing.
HOW TO TRACE, My worksheet has an image that you can trace or copy. It is hard to trace through heavy watercolor paper so I tape the study sketch to a window with the sunlight coming through and then it is easier to trace.
Some may say do the background last others say first and you may approach different projects differently, but since the flower is white do the background first so you can see your progress. Wet the background with clean clear water and then wash in the color so it is all smooth. If your paper is a good quality that will be easy since the water will sit and wait for the color. Try dropping a little darker blue into the sky blue near the top and let it blend a little.
LEAVES (Middle ground)
Paint the leaves in two distinct separate steps. First using a light green fill them in evenly and completely.
Second LET THAT DRY
Third, on your mixing tray add a little red into green and using a small brush draw the details of the leaves. Draw in the veins and the shadows. Where one leaf is behind another give the one behind a darker edge next to the one in front, and where the leaves are nearest the blossom use the red-green mixture to make them look like they are in the shadow of the blossom.
THE BLOSSOM (foreground)
The blossom is mostly white but has an edge of red and a hint of green in the center. Do each petal one by one. Take a small brush and pick up some watery red. On the outermost edge of the petal put a little red at the edge at the tip. While it is wet take a clean medium brush with only water on it and starting at the center of the flower wet the petal and use the brush to push water to the red edge. The red should flow into the clear water and be paler as it nears the center. Keep some tissue nearby and use it to blot up if the red is too dark or goes too far. You only want a little red. Repeat for each of the five blossoms.
While it is still wet use a watery almost clear mix of green and dab a little in the center.
Last dot some yellow in the center and use some green brown for the stem.
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