Loose Floral Watercolors with Ashley Nordin

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Let creativity bloom with an everlasting floral bouquet! Join our Facebook Group, the BLICK Creative Community, for a Loose Floral Watercolor Demo with BLICK’s own Ashley Nordin on 4/27 at 6 p.m. CST. Use Sennelier watercolors to create a custom palette, then paint a loose floral composition with Bl...

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Instructions

Preparation: 1. Print reference image. Instructions: 2. Using a pencil, lightly sketch your flower bouquet with leaves from observation. 3. Mix colors into a wash in a well palette. Focus on mixing analogous colors together to create custom colors. Analogous colors are those situated close to each other on the color wheel, such as blue and purple. 4. Practice brushstrokes and test colors on separate watercolor pages. Use a brush shape that easily fills the space you want to paint, applying more pressure to the page when you want to paint a wider brushstroke. 5. Starting with the leaves, paint in the greens leaving white spaces for highlights. 6. Paint in rose blossoms and rose blooms by overlapping large petal brush strokes in a “comma” shape using various reds, pinks, and purple leaving white spaces for highlights.