Rainboot Planter Watercolor

watercolor wednesday

Happy Watercolor Wednesday everyone!

I hope you are staying sane and healthy during this time. If you need a little boredom buster, join me while I paint this Rainboot Planter Watercolor painting. It take about 20 minutes and would make an adorable addition to your spring decorations.

Are you ready to learn how to create this painting? Well, let’s get started!

For this painting, I used the circled stamps above. For the leaves in the Foliage Set 3 pack, you can use either vine stamp.

I used these colors for my painting but feel free to use any color that you’d like.

  • No 88 Terra Cotta
  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 29 Prussian Blue
  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 17 Steel Blue
  • No 20 Magenta

I created this painting on a 4×4 square piece of watercolor paper.

Begin by inking the rainboots with Sepia followed by African Violet. Press that stamp below the center point by in the center of the paper.

I used Motolow Art Masking Liquid to create dots on my boots. Allow this to dry completely before moving on. This will allow you to paint over the dots and then once you are done, you can remove the masking fluid and any where that the fluid was, stays white.

Once the masking fluid is dry, which should dry quickly, drag the color out of the lines.

Time to paint in the boots. I used African Violet to paint in the body of the boots and Prussian Blue for the accents. Remember to start layer and add multiple layers to make the color darker. Since this is a rounded object, remember to leave an area for a highlight. This painting, I gave everything a super, super, super light coat of color since I had the polka-dots but still left a highlight.

Ink the daisy bunch stamp in Terra Cotta then press it multiple times about the boots. Remember to stamp in a small circle and press 3 to 5 times before reapplying the ink.

Ink the long stem flowers in Magenta for the blooms and Olive Green for the stems and stamps a few times at the top of the other blooms.

Lastly, ink the vine stamp with Olive Green and add leaves to the boots. I only ink the top section of the vine so I can control where I want to add them better.

The last stamp we will use will be the tiny grass. Ink it in Olive Green and press in a line around the bottom of the boot.

Dip your brush in water and pinch if off, then soften the painting. Begin with the orange flowers, followed by the long stems, then the leaves and grass last.

Also, put some Steel Blue on your pallet and add a little bit of sky around the boots.

The very last step is to use your finger or an eraser, and rub the masking fluid off the boots to expose the white polka dots below.

And there you have it!

Perfect little spring painting to add to your decor or to turn it into a card.

Be sure to join me next week for another new watercolor tutorial.

And be sure to check out the video below to follow along with or if you have any questions! 🙂

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