Simple Watercolor Flowers

Let me just say this, if I can do it so can you!

A couple weeks ago I was getting ready to go on a road trip.

I knew I couldn’t take a lot of art supplies,

so I decided to prep a watercolor page before I left.

What you see above is all the prep I did.

I took a decent size paint brush and spread some

generic flower shapes onto a piece of

watercolor paper using my Grumbacher watercolor pans.

 Not a lot of attention to detail.

Just got some color slapped onto the page with

the focus being a couple flowers and what could pass

for a sunny area.

Next I started adding some lines.

I drew around the petals and stamin of the main flower,

and detailed the stem.

I outlined the petals of the flower bud,

and started turning those orange arms into something –

maybe some aloe, or cactus arms.

I finished the cactus-aloe-octopus arms,

and detailed the green leaves.

The flower bud didn’t really have any way to

anchor it to the rest of the picture,

so I added a stem leading up to it.

Did a little more details on that stem and those leaves.

Then I started filling in a sun.

Basic flower design for the sun –

a center and some petals.

That makes an awesome and easy sun.

I completed the sun with some loose ‘nzeppel tangles,

and some rays in those petals.

And I was done.

Seriously, the drying of the watercolor paint

almost took longer than the drawing.

All in all I have probably 15 minutes

worth of work in this drawing.

Simple and direct.

Sweet and easy.

The clock is running.


2 thoughts on “Simple Watercolor Flowers

  1. Fabulous!! You continue to amaze!! Will try this….but your "slapping color on a page" looks a ton better than mine will!!Thanks for sharing!

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