When painting flowers in watercolor, it is important to keep the paint fluid and soft to represent each petal. Practice painting different flowers with help from a professional artist in this free video on watercolor painting.
Hello, I'm Sherie Tengbergen from the watercolorgourmet.com here at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, Florida. In this clip I'm going to show you how to paint watercolor flowers. You will need paper. You will need brushes. You will need a bowl of water. You will need watercolor paints. First thing I do is I take a little bit of my base color. In this case, I'm using permanent rose and I'm going to get a really light wash and I'm going to start laying water and color down on my paper. Now this is a little tricky to do; straight, straight up and down like I'm doing here. Usually I do this on a flat surface. But I'm going to make five petals that are very lightly colored in and with a lot of paint and a lot of water. And the more water, the better. It should actually lift off the surface. Then what I'm going to do is I'm going to come back in with a darker version of that same color and I'm going to drop it in the ends of the leaves and the petals here. So that you see what happens is that color starts floating down into the middle and by taking my brush stick, I make lines that will push this in towards the middle. With working and adding different colors you can get great flowers. This is Sherie Tengbergen, thanks for watching.