Little Church Watercolor

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Hello everyone and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday!

This week I am sharing how to create this Little Church Watercolor painting.

It is a small painting and doesn’t take a lot of time to create. Let’s get started!

We will be using five different Art Impressions Stamp sets for this painting with one stamp from each set. Each stamp that I use is circled.

I used these six markers for this painting but feel free to change things up to whatever you’d prefer.

  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 96 Jungle Green
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 17 Steep Blue
  • No 28 English Red
  • No 15 Olive Green

Cut your watercolor paper into a 4×4 square.

Ink the church stamp with Sepia first, followed right on top with African Violet.

Press the stamp into the center of your square.

Next, drag the color out of the lines. Remember areas that would be darker for shadows and lighter for highlights.

Paint the windows in with African Violet. Paint the door with Sepia. Paint the roof with a mix of African Violet and Sepia to create a gray color. Then add more African Violet or the mix to the church body to add more depth.

Using a post-it note or post-it tape, mask off the church to protect it.

Ink the leaves with Olive green and stamp that above the church for a large tree behind the church. Repeat with the Jungle green.

Remove the mask from the roof and place a little tape on the side of the church.

Ink the vine stamp with Olive green and add some small bushes to the sides of the church.

Dip your brush in water, pinch it off, and dab the tree and bushes to soften the color. Then, use a little bit of sepia to create a walk way up to the church.

Ink the tiny dot flowers up the English Red and add those into the bushes for some color. Then soften the color with your brush.

Ink the small grass stamp with Olive green and add grass near the church, near the walkway, and also randomly in the lawn area.

Dip your brush in water and pinch it off then soften the grass by brushing up and out from the blades. Add a little more green here and there for added grass but don’t paint in the entire area.

Last thing will be to paint the sky in with the Steel Blue. Just like the grass, you don’t have to paint the entire sky in, I focused on the right side of the church but also didn’t paint the entire area then I just added a touch of blue on the left side of the tree and church.

And that’s it!!

Sign and date it, then pop it in a frame or turn it into a card. Perfect little mini painting of a perfect little church. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. Join me next week for a whole new Watercolor Wednesday idea. And if you have any suggestions for paintings, please let me know in the comments.

Be sure the watch the step by step video tutorial below so you can see exactly how I created this painting.

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