Watercolor Daisy: Paint a Realistic Pink Flower Step by Step
What you'll learn
- How to choose colors for your painting
- The difference between cold and warm colors, and how to use them
- How to mix colors to achieve darker tone
- Color wheel secrets
- How to blend colors to achieve soft transitions on flower petals
- How to create a realistic 3-dimensional flower
- Watercolor set (student quality is OK)
- Watercolor paper (can be cellulose)
- 2-3 round brushes (small and big)
- Additional tools such as pencil, eraser, tissues
If you are starting out with watercolors and particularly interested in painting flowers, this simple course is For You!
YOU WILL LEARN
- the difference between cold and warm colors and how to use them
- how to mix colors using a color wheel
- how to create soft washes
- how to use layering technique in botanical art
- how to create a 3-dimensional flower keeping it light and tender
MATERIALS USED IN THIS CLASS
- Watercolor paper: Canson Montval, cold press, 300 gsm. You can use any cellulose (student quality) paper of any texture. If you plan to print an outline on the watercolor paper sheet, choose thinner paper (120 gsm)
- 2-3 brushes: 1 small synthetic round brush, 1 middle-sized synthetic round brush. You can use more if you want.
- soft pencil for a sketch (if you will draw one), eraser.
- watercolors: I used Rosa professional watercolors. You can use any watercolor brand you own.
Colors You will need:
pink color (Magenta/ Quinacridone/ Alizarin/or any cold red color)
warm red (Cadmium Red)
green (Phthalo green/ Turquoise/ Emerald green/ Cobalt Turquoise/ or any cold green)
blue (Ultramarine/ Ceruleum/ Blue Indanthrene)
yellow (Cadmium yellow)
INSIDE THE COURSE
- theoretical lesson about color mixing and creating your own palette for botanical painting.
- simple step by step explanation of painting process, petal by petal.
- an outline of a daisy for you to download and trace - no need to draw anything!
Warning: This course doesn't have a video of drawing a daisy in pencil. Instead you can download an outline of a flower, print it on watercolor paper and paint right away!
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
The course is made for beginners in watercolor who want to advance in color mixing, understand the theory and love botanical art.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners in watercolor who want to learn the foundations
- People who love botanical art and want to improve skills
Hey, I'm Ukrainian travelling the world.
I've been passionate about art since my childhood and now can't imagine my day without it. I've been painting all my life and now my life is all about art and travel. Wherever I go I have my watercolor with me. I capture people I've met, places I've visited and emotions I've felt. All those stories are told in watercolor and I'm happy to share them with people.
I was exhibited in Ukraine and Asia, I teach watercolor workshops in cities I travel to (such as Chiang Mai or Da Nang), I produce handmade sketchbooks for artists and write watercolor E-books.
I believe you don't need a school to start painting. Because creating is about expressing your personal feelings not just working on techniques. You learn techniques because you Want to learn them. You keep practicing because you Want to get better. And this is just your passion, desire to improve and create that drives you.
I don't follow a traditional school technique but prefer to listen to my own voice and paint from my own perspective. This allowed me to come up with my own style people start to recognize and which is different from a traditional school approach. And that is why it's interesting.
I'd love to share my experience and techniques with you, please feel free to ask me any questions and share your artworks with me.
And thank you for joining me for this beautiful art journey