Rainbow of Flowers Watercolor Painting

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Happy Wednesday! It’s that lovely time of the week where Monday is a few days past you and the weekend isn’t that far away AND it is time for another Watercolor Wednesday post! 🙂

This week I wanted to do something kinda St. Patrick’s Day-ish but not fully St. Patrick’s day PLUS I am so ready for spring so this is what I came up with.

This painting takes about ten minutes and only uses one stamp, yep one, so you can easily complete it when you have very little time.

Here’s how to create this painting.

As I mentioned, this painting uses just one stamp- the small daisy bunch from the original flower set.

We have quite a few markers to use in this painting since it is a rainbow.

  • No 17 Steel Blue
  • No 89 Persimmon
  • No 7 Orange
  • No 5 Yellow
  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 50 Ultramarine
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 8 Violet

Cut your paper to the size 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. You can totally make this bigger if you’d like as well. I just wanted a small painting to fit a frame I already owned.

Using post it tape or post it notes, tape off the edge of your paper to give yourself a clean border when you complete the photo. You can make this border any thickness you’d like.

It is now time to stamp! We will begin with persimmon since red is the first color in the rainbow and work our way through all the colors.

Once you have your stamp inked with persimmon, stamp it up a line on the far left of the painting, overlapping the tape. Do not go all the way to the top so you save space for the sky. Once complete, clean your stamp.

After you cleaned your stamp, ink it with orange and stamp it next to the red flowers, overlapping slightly. Clean your stamp.

Repeat the same process with yellow next.

Followed by olive green.

Then ultramarine blue.

We will use the color African Violet as the Indigo in our rainbow.

And the last set of flowers are the Violet flowers.

Once all the flowers are inked, it is time to add water. Dip your brush in water and pinch it off at the end. Dab the flowers one color at a time. You do not have to rinse your brush between colors as it is nice when the colors blend together a little where they meet.

Lastly, scribble some steel blue onto your pallet and use this to paint in the sky.

Remove the tape and that’s it!!

Sign and date your painting and you have a fun mini painting to display around St. Patrick’s Day. This would also be a cute card if you make it slightly bigger and added a cute St. Patrick’s Day saying to the top of it. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Join me next week for a whole new painting!

Here is a step by step tutorial of how to create this painting that you can follow along with.

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