Barn Watercolor Painting

Hello everyone and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday!

Today, I have this little barn sitting tucked into some trees. It only uses four stamps and five markers.

Are you ready to learn how to create this mini painting? Here ya go!

We will use these four stamp sets- Tree Set 1, Foliage Set 1, Truck Mini Set, and Mini Flower Set. The exact stamps that I used are circled.

Here are the colors I used but you can change them up to use whatever you’d like.

  • No 72 Pine Green
  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 17 Steel Blue
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 94 Scarlet

Cut your watercolor paper into a 4×4 square.

Start with the barn and ink it in two colors, African Violet followed by Sepia.

Press the stamp just above the center of the paper.

Dip your brush in water and pinch it off then drag the color out of the lines.

Use sepia and african violet to paint in the barn keeping in mind where there will be shadows and highlights.

Using the thin tip of the sepia marker, draw vertical lines to give the look of wood planks. Also, trace over any lines that may have gotten light such as any roof lines to give more shadow.

Once the barn is dry, mask it off with post-it tape or a post-it note.

Ink the pine tree with Pine Green.

Press the stamp around the barn to add as many trees as you’d like. Stamp a few times before reapplying ink.

Remove the masking tape and using the thin end of the pine green marker, fill in any of the tree area that may not have stamped near the barn because of the masking tape.

Dip the brush in water and dab the trees to soften.

Using sepia, paint in a road leading from the large barn doors toward the bottom of your paper. Add layers of sepia to darken certain areas.

Next, using the Olive Green marker, ink the small grass stamp.

Press the stamp around the barn, multiple times before reapplying the ink, as well as at the end of the road and around the trees. Dip your brush in water and pinch it off and pull the color up and out of the grass.

Ink the tiny blooms with the Scarlet marker.

Add flowers above the grass at the end of the road and a little around the barn.

Using your brush, dab the blooms to soften and spread the color.

Place some olive green on your pallet and paint in the rest of the grass. Use the small tip of the sepia marker and add dots onto the road for added detail.

Lastly, place steel blue on your pallet and paint in the sky.

Sign and date your painting and that’s it! It is ready to be placed in a frame, turned into a card, or whatever you’d like to do with it.

If you are confused by any of these steps, check out the step by step video tutorial below.

Stay tuned next week for a whole new watercolor painting! 🙂

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