Tropical Leaves Watercolour Tutorial
These fun leaf paintings are easy to paint and you only need a few materials.
Grab your paint box and paint along with me.
Size 8-12 Round Brush
Paints - Yellows & Blues
I would recommend spending some time mixing different greens and trying them out on a scrap of paper. Pay special attention to the subtleties in the different variations you can get.
There will be another tutorial coming soon, where I will go into a bit more of the finer details...the little tricks that really make this painting feel authentic.
Practice this, have fun!
Stretching Watercolour Paper
As with many practices in watercolour, Stretching your paper is a personal choice.
Or is used in occasions when needed.
Stretching the paper is done to prevent your surface from buckling while you are working.
It also give the painting a secure ground to be kept on if its going to take a few sittings to finish it.
It is a fundamental skill in any watercolourists "tool box", and worth experimenting with to see if it does suit your style of working.
The video tutorial below goes through two ways I prepare my paper.
When your paper is ready to use Fill it up with COLOUR!
Have a go ... Have fun!
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