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Watercolour Flowers Painting Pansy’s

Watercolour Flowers Painting Pansy's

With spring in full bloom and summer fast approaching it is a beautiful time of year to see some amazing colours and shapes as flowers blossom everywhere. This is great opportunity to be inspired by the beauty of nature and to sit back and relax while creating some delicate watercolour paintings. In this guide we show you step by step how to create your own beautiful flower watercolour paintings of Pansy’s. 


How to paint a Pansy

For this quick and easy beginner friendly project you will need:
Start of by drawing out your design then paint the masking fluid over the pencil lines. Leave to dry.
Using the masking tape, tape your design to a hard surface.
Next using a large brush wet the whole page. Apply sap green and lemon yellow to the background wet on wet.
Add olive green to the mix and paint in the leaves, apply more olive green to the centre part of the leaves and let the water spread out the colour.

Watch the time-lapse to see the process


For the flower start at the centre with lemon yellow and add water then using permanent rose add a layer of colour to the outside edges of the flower petals. Now add more permanent rose for a darker colour to start adding details to the petals.
For the outside edges of the petals add a small amount of permanent rose.
Using a wet brush with clean water use it to spread the colour this will dilute the colour.
Leave to dry.
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Building Tone

Next add another layer of sap green to the areas of the leaves that are lighter.
For the darkest colours on the petals mix permanent rose and ultramarine for a dark purple colour. Add this colour to the underside petals of the pansy as well as the very outer edges of the main petals.
Leave to dry.
Remove the masking fluid using a small piece of a putty eraser or you finger.
Now in this one you can see that some of the background colour has been removed by the eraser. If this happens just paint in more colour. In this project add extra purple for depth and detail,this is Prussian blue and permanent mauve for the finer details use a size 0 brush.

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