Watercolor Mushroom Painting

Hello everyone and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday. Today, I have a small and quick painting to share with you. This Watercolor Mushroom Painting only uses three stamps, only two stamp sets, so you can easily complete it in a short amount of time.

As I stated, this painting is created only using stamps. I wanted to show you that you don’t need a lot of stamps to create adorable mini paintings.

Here’s the how to on painting this little painting.

This painting uses the Elves Set along with Foliage Set 4 from Art Impressions. The exact stamps I used are circled.

For this painting I used 7 Marvy Le Plume II Markers…

  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 17 Steel Blue
  • No 43 Brilliant Yellow
  • No 89 Persimmon
  • No 28 English Red
  • No 6 Brown

This painting is created on a 3×3 square of watercolor paper. I use Canson but use whichever paper you prefer.

Begin by inking the mushroom in two colors, African Violet followed by Sepia.

Press the stamp in the center of the paper.

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

Using a pencil, lightly draw circles or ovals onto the mushroom cap.

Paint the mushroom cap using persimmon.

While the mushroom cap dries, paint the step and underside of the mushroom with brown adding small brilliant yellow accents. Start light, adding more layers to make the brown darker.

Next, paint another layer of persimmon on the mushroom cap. Once dry, add some English Red in areas that you want to darken. If it is still not as dark as you’d like, you can layer a little sepia to help darken it even more.

Ink the grass stamps in Olive Green.

Press the grass stamps multiple stamps around the base of the mushroom before reapplying ink.

Dip your brush in water and pinch it off then drag the grass up and out. Then paint some olive green and sepia below for a little dirt/shadow.

Paint in the sky using steel blue. You don’t need to paint in the entire sky, just hints of it here and there.

And that’s it! Sign and date your painting and you are good to go!

Pop it in a frame or turn it into a card and you have yourself a sweet little gift.

Stay tuned next week for a whole new watercolor video.

Watch the video below for a step by step painting tutorial. It may help answer any questions you may have.

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