Spring Flower Watercolours

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Materials needed

  • 1 pencil and eraser (for the sketch/design)
  • Canvas or watercolour paper
  • Watercolour pallet or tubes
  • 1 small Paintbrush
  • 1 cup with a bit of water

About Watercolours

This medium helps artists produce both delicate and bold effects. There are several ways to use watercolour paint, and here are two ways:

Option A: Use a wet paintbrush and then go to the palette and mix it with the colour which usually gives you a bold colour.

Option B: Paint the area you want to colour with soft strokes using a wet paintbrush with clean water (remember to change the water often so you don’t bring unwanted colours to the colour you are using) and then dab the paintbrush in the watercolour palette and bring the colour to the paper or canvas.
In most cases, we have used a bold effect inside the border and a more delicate and soft effect on the inside area.


  1. Using a pencil, draw some curves on the bottom left-hand side of your paper or canvas.
  2. Draw a few petals, it would be good to do 4 or 5 (no more for this exercise).
  3. Draw the internal part of the petal.
  4. Think about the colours you would like to use.
  5. Start painting from the top to bottom so the painting remains clean while you go down.
  6. Start painting the background, in our case we choose blue.
  7. Fill in the different petals from the outside to the inside.
  8. Fill in the curved area.
  9. Let it dry well, and once it is dry, you can outline it with a black pencil, black oil pastel or black fine permanent marker.

Well done, your artwork is ready!


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