Hello and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday! I hope you have been enjoying this new series.
I am back today with another painting of flowers in a container but a little different then the past two paintings. It uses quite a few stamps but can still be completed in under 30 mins.
Are you ready to learn how to make this painting? Let’s get started!
To create this painting, you will need these stamp sets from Art Impressions: Cobblestone Set, Foliage Set 4, Foliage Set 1, Flower set 1, Decorative Jar Set, and Flower Set 3. I’ve circled which stamps that I used in each set.
These are the Marvy Le Plume II markers that I used for this painting but you can use any color of your liking.
- No. 45 Sepia
- No 83 Butterscotch
- No 43 Brilliant Yellow
- No 17 Steel Blue
- No 86 African Violet
- No 14 Turquoise
- No 15 Olive Green
- No 72 Pine Green
This painting is on a small 4×4 square piece of Canson watercolor paper.
To begin, we are going to start with the pitcher itself. Ink the pitcher in two colors- first African Violet followed by Sepia.
Stamp the pitcher below center to leave room for your flowers but also make sure to leave enough room for the cobblestones under the pitcher. Next, you will drag the color out of the lines.
On your pallet, place some Turquoise and African Violet. Begin with the turquoise and paint the pitcher leaving the center white. Remember to begin with a light layer of paint and add layers to darken. Once you have the turquoise to the color that you’d like, use some of the African Violet to add more shadows to the pitcher.
Once the pitcher is dry, use your post-it tape to mask off the top of the pitcher.
It is now time to add the flowers. Begin with the long stem flower bunch and ink the flowers in brilliant yellow and the stems in olive green.
Stamp the flowers into the pot, more than once, before reapplying the ink. Add as much or as little of the flowers as you’d like.
Before adding water to the flowers, we are going to add more to the pitcher. Take the long stem leaves and ink them with pine green.
Stamp the leaved into the pot, again, as much or as little as you’d like, but stamping more than once before your reapply ink.
We still aren’t going to add any water yet to our flowers and leaves. Next, take the small little daisy bunch and ink only a few of the blooms in butterscotch.
Stamp the blooms in a few different places in your pitcher. Remember to press this stamp in a circular pattern a few times before reapplying the ink.
Last addition to the pitcher will be the small vines. I forgot to get a photo of just the stamp but it is inked in olive green. Add the stamp over the pitcher and then fill in any gaps above the pitcher.
Now it is time to add water! Dip your brush in the water and then pinch it off with your fingers. Dab the leaves and flowers with the brush tip to soften and blend the colors.
It is now time to add the cobblestones under the pitcher. To begin, use post-it tape once again to mask the bottom of the pitcher.
Ink the cobblestone stamp in two colors- first with African Violet followed by Sepia.
Press the stamp so it is over the pitcher and on the post-it tape. Once you remove the post-it tape, the pitcher will appear to be sitting on the cobblestones.
Drag the color out of the lines. Focus on dragging the color out on bottom area of the stones and then between the stones to create depth.
Add a little sepia to the stones for a little more color.
Ink the mini grass stamp with pine green.
Press the grass stamp near the pitcher and between the stones. Press the stamp multiple times before reapplying ink.
Apply water to the grass by dragging the color up and out. Add some more pine green into empty areas to create the illusion of more grass.
Lastly, add steel blue to your pallet and paint the sky in around your pitcher.
Sign and date your painting and that’s it!
Turn it into a card or frame it and you have a special mini painting.
Check out the video below for a step by step tutorial on this painting and be sure to come back next Wednesday for a whole new painting.