Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

I chose the anemone for this tutorial because I simply love this flower.  I put positive thought and energy into my process and the result is totally enjoyable to me.  I found this painting to be very therapeutic for me.  I hope you enjoy it!

In this tutorial I will use time lapse video to show you how to paint this gorgeous flower.  I used wet on wet technique for this painting. It produces soft effects which I like for floral paintings.

Watercolor Painting Supplies

Paper

I used midweight Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound for this painting.

Typical weights I use are:

  • Lightweight: 185 gsm / 90 lb. 
  • Midweight:300 gsm / 140 lb. or 440 gsm / 200 lb
  • Heavyweight: 640 gsm / 300 lb.
Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Paint

I prefer using professional-grade watercolor paints because they have more pigment, which makes the colors more bold and vibrant. These paints are more expensive but if you’re careful with your paints the results are worth it and over time they can make you more efficient, getting more done with less paint.

For this painting I used:

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

My Watercolor Painting Procedure

Protocol

[Sketch light, simple lines]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop paints]—–[Dry]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop paints]—–[Dry]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop paints]

Sketch

For my pencil sketch I like to draw light, single lines.  I used a mechanical pencils but I also use sharp 2B pencils as well.  I always use light pressure so the paper is not damaged and so the pencil lines do not appear through the transparent watercolor paint.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Step 1

Colors

Ultramarine Blue
Cad Yellow Med

Wet each petal with water while still wet and add Ultramarine Blue for darker shade and Cad Yellow Med for lighter shade. I leave the clear part for the brightest areas.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Step 2

Colors

Naples Yellow
Permanent Rose
Perinone Orange

For the mid tone make sure the first wash is dry before you wet each petal. I mix Naples yellow with Permanent Rose in the palette then add the mixed colors to each petal. In some petals I add Permanent Rose or Perinone Orange while the mixed is still wet. Allow those pigments to blend in the flow.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone

Step 3

Colors

Nickel Azo Yellow
Opera Pink
Imperial Purple
Moonglow
Permanent Rose
Perinone Orange
Permanent Brown

I wet in the center part of the flower and add Nickel Azo Yellow and Green Apatite. Allow pigments to blend. Make sure the center part of anemone is dry then wet the center again and drop Opera Pink, Imperial Purple, and Moonglow.

 

You might need to add stronger pigments of Permanent Rose and Perinone Orange for the darker shade of each petal. Make sure each petal is wet before you apply. I load Permanent Brown with brush size 0 to create the lines on the tip of the petals to pop them up. Use small brush to create details in the center of anemone

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Orange Anemone
Done!!!

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I’ve been Doodlewashed!

I’ve been Doodlewashed!

It’s my belief that many artists including me like to express ourselves through art. I used to question myself “What does my art mean to other people out there?” and I always felt pressure to paint beautiful art for them. Recently I stopped questioning myself. and realized that I don’t have all the answers, nor do I need all the answers and that’s OK! I enjoy working to create my paintings and get excited when I see my finished work. This is the pay off and that is reason enough to paint. No need to worry about critics or naysayers. Questioning myself was my prison. Now there’s no need to avoid painting because of this worry. The uniqueness is in me and that is good enough. Just be me, enjoy painting and do it. I feel like am free!!

The reason I’m posting this is because today I was featured as an artist on Doodlewash.com, a community of artists focused around watercolor painting. I wanted to share how I feel delight after being featured.  Naturally, I am a shy person.  In the past I’ve never said much about how I feel about my own art. I only keep this inside, saved only for me. I used to think that only showing my work would say everything about me but I didn’t realize that there are many people out there are willing to listen to my words and my story along with seeing my paintings.

Thank you!

Thank you to Doodlewash and to everyone who time to read my story. I really wanted to say thank you and share how much I appreciate the opportunity to convey my feelings about my art and share a little bit about me to people in this community who are interested in the same thing. My reaction was, “Wow, more people like my watercolor paintings than I realized!” That is my treasured takeaway. I’ve always enjoyed reading stories and content about art from other artists and I never thought that others might feel the same way about myself and my work, but now is the right time. I like the feeling that we all support each other event we’ve never met in person. All the art out there comes from people from different places who are interesting and appreciate watercolor. I am grateful that I am blessed with the talent and opportunity to express myself with beautiful watercolor paintings.

I’m keeping up and appreciate the watercolor painting process and believe watercolor is my soul. I put everything about me into my art. Knowing that friends and supporters are looking forward to see my next steps fulfils my heart. Thank goodness for creative artist communities like Doodlewash.com. I broaden my experience from reading the topics and articles from them and I love the sense of community around my beloved art form.

Thank you all!

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Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

I love to paint and share my work. I often get requests from friends or clients asking me to share how I paint. For my first share I decided to do a flower watercolor painting tutorial of an Anemone. For this painting I picked the Anemone because its shape is not complicated to sketch and paint. My main goal for this tutorial is just to share how I enjoy painting and to show that the watercolor painting process is not as difficult as it might seem. Please enjoy this Anemone watercolor painting tutorial and have have fun trying your own painting! If you’re inspired to try your own painting please share your work with me!!!

Watercolor Painting Supplies

Paper

I tend to use watercolor paper that ice nice and heavy with a weight of 600gsm / 300lb. That is my ideal paper weight but I also use 300gsm/140lb on a regular basis too.

Typical Paper Weights:

  • Lightweight: 185 gsm/90lb. You may have to stretch the paper with masking tape.
  • Midweight:300gsm/140lb. and 440gsm/200lb. (These are the most widely used)
  • Heavyweight: 640gsm/300lb.
Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Brushes

There are many brush selections for me to pick at the art store. Personally, I like to use synthetic brushes because they are easy to control. I use big round brushes for big spaces and small round brushes for smaller space.

I use round brushes for my flower painting. For this painting I used sizes 00, 0, 1, 2, 4, 5.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Paint

Professional watercolor paints have more pigment and it gives better results when you paint. They are a little bit more expensive but the results are worth the investment.

For this painting I used:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Imperial Purple
  • Moonglow
  • Nickel Azo Yellow
  • Quinacridone Purple
  • Opera Pink
Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

My Watercolor Painting Procedure

Protocol

[Sketch with easy single lines]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop the paints]—–[Dry]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop the paints together]—–[Dry]—–[Clear water]—–[Drop the paints]—–[Observe]—–[Be happy]

Sketch

For my general sketch I tend to make clean and simple pencil lines. I try to sketch with only one line. I like to use 2B or mechanical pencils. Make sure to use light pressure so you don’t damage the paper. Since watercolor paints are transparent less noisy your pencil lines the better.
Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Step 1 (First Wash)

Colors

Ultramarine Blue
Cad Yellow

I used wet on wet technique for this painting. Every petal I paint I wet with water and drop in different colors. Here, I use the brush to wet petals with water then drop in a mix of Ultramarine Blue for darkest shading and drop small amount of Cad Yellow Med for the brightest of the pollen.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Step 2 (Second Wash)

Colors

Opera Pink
Imperial Purple
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Moonglow
Sap Green

After the first wash is dried, I use the same wet on wet technique as the first wash. I apply water with on the dry petals and drop different colors from the list above.

For the petals that get the direct sun I leave clear water for the brightest part of petals and drop Opera Pink for darker shades. Remember always to wet petals with water first before drop any paints into the petals. The fun part is watching the pigment and water flow naturally. I think this gives a more interesting effect.

I wet the petals with clear water and add the Opera Pink and Quinacridone Magenta for the primary color of the flower, allowing these wet paints to mix.

For the center of the anemone, I used 4 colors: Cad Yellow, Opera Pink, Imperial Purple, Moonglow

For the pollen I wet with clear water and place Opera Pink in the middle and Imperial Purple around the edge of circle. I used a touch of Moonglow for the darkest shades. Allow these to mix with the water and let it flow.

I use the smallest round brush make the details of the flower’s stamen with Moonglow, Imperial Purple, Opera Pink and Sap Green.

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Step 3 (Third Wash)

Colors

Quinacridone Magenta
Quinacridone Purple

Make sure the second wash is completely dry before starting the third wash. To start my third wash I wet the petals with clear water, added Quinacridone Magenta to the shaded part of petal. While the paint was still wet I added a touch of Quinacridone Purple in to the darkest part of shadows.

Enjoy watching what happens when these pigments flow and mix. That is my favorite part!

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone
Done!!!

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Amazing Tutorial!

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! I like how you go through each step in your process to make such a beautiful flower. Can't wait for your next one!

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Flower Watercolor Painting Timelapse – Peony

Flower Watercolor Painting Timelapse – Peony

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Today I was featured as a watercolor artist on Doodlewash.com and I wanted to share my feelings!

Flower Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Anemone

Follow along as I show you how I use watercolors to paint an Anemone flower! I picked the Anemone because it is a good beginner flower to sketch and paint. I hope to share my love for painting and demonstrate that watercolor painting can be fun!

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