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Late Flowering Blossom
Late Flowering Blossom

How to Paint Blossom with Leaves in Watercolour


Wendy Powell-Jones - Posted on 21 Mar 2012

Step 1

Mask out the blossom and using a No. 6 Round brush paint a watery wash over the whole area using cobalt blue to suggest sky and cadmium yellow pale to suggest leafy areas.

Step 2

When this is dry, paint a layer of leaves using a No. 4 Round brush in a medium spring green colour, leaving the yellow showing through in places.

Step 3

Let this layer dry then paint another layer of leaves using a dark spring green.

Step 4

Leave to dry then rub off the masking fluid and paint the blossom using light red, which gives a natural looking pink colour. The blossom should be painted in layers with a No. 4 Round brush working from light to dark and can be worked wet into wet or wet onto dry or a combination of the two techniques.

This is exclusive additional content to compliment Wendy's second article on painting blossom which features in the
May 2012 issue of Leisure Painter

You can also read an extract from Wendy's first feature which appeared in
Leisure Painter April 2012

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