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How To Paint a Garden Scene in Watercolor

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How To Paint a Garden Scene in Watercolor

Today, I will teach you how to paint a Garden Scene in Watercolor, so you can confidently create your own beautiful work of art that you can be proud of in this step-by-step guide. So let’s get started!

In this tutorial, I’m using several pigments from the Holbein artist’s watercolor brand. These are Jaune Brillant No.1, Naples yellow, Greenish yellow, Verditer Blue, Davy’s Gray, Lavender, Bright Violet, and Lilac

The brushes I’m using are Black Wolf Hair Watercolor painting brush, and there’s also a black and silver brand brush.

And finally, the paper I’m using is Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Paper, cold-pressed and it’s pure 100 cotton paper.

How To Paint a Garden Scene with Watercolor: Step-by-Step Guide

This tutorial is also available as a time-lapse video on YouTube.

After the rough sketch with pencil is done, I will be using fluid masking for the highlights.

Paint the background of garden scene watercolor painting

First of all, soak your flat brush with some clean water, use your brush to disperse that water evenly all over your watercolor paper, because you’ll be coming in next with the wet-on-wet technique.

Now, switch to your calligraphy brush and load it up with some Jaune Brillant No.1 . You will apply this color all over the paper to create the first base layer.

Next, wait for the paper to dry completely naturally, or you can use a hair dryer if you don’t want to wait long. Then, Wet the paper again and continue applying the mixture of Davy’s grey, a bit of Bright Violet and Verditer Blue as the 2nd layer.

Paint the foreground of your painting

Next, wash your brush and dilute a little Naples yellow and greenish-yellow, apply it to the bottom half of the painting, and work downward until the color flows evenly. You then apply Verditer Blue over this mixture and let it blend naturally and the green color is the result of this process.

While the paper is still wet, suggest the first shapes of flowers and bushes with Lavender, Naples yellow

Draw the trunk and braches of the tree

Mix some Bright Violet and lilac with a bit of Davy’s grey, adding these colors will create a light-dark violet, and you will use this mixture to paint the tree trunk.

Mix the colors to create the leaves

At this stage, we start drawing the foliage. First apply a mixture of Naples yellow and Greenish yellow, while the mixture is still wet add some Verditer Blue, and Davy’s Gray. When blue and yellow come together, they blend to create a slighly, loose green, which is suggested as the shade of the leaves.

Use the same way to continue painting the other foliage, noting that the light is coming from left to right

Suggest the trees in the background

Now we will draw the trees in the background, since they are far away we don’t need to draw them in detail. Just creating blur and simplicity will help the foreground become more prominent and follow the rules of perspective to give the painting a sense of depth. Let’s use a mixture of Bright Violet, a bit of and Verditer Blue and Davy’s grey.

Work with foreground of your watercolor painting

At this stage, use your fingers to remove the liquid masking, being careful to avoid tearing the paper.

Wildflowers are created from naples yellow, Verditer Blue and lavender, using the leaves color mixture you mixed in the previous step to decorate the grasses.

Now comes the final step, use a small calligraphy brush and refine the details of the watercolor painting until you are satisfied.

Your Garden Scene Watercolor Painting is Finished

How To Paint a Garden Scene in Watercolor

Carefully peel off all four pieces of tape and your beautiful watercolor landscape painting is complete. If you like this painting, please share it so you can help me bring this painting to more people. Because this one small action has a huge impact on the growth of our amazing art community.

I’m really proud of all the effort you put into completing this painting, it wasn’t too difficult, right! So if you want more tutorials just like this, check out this next watercolor tutorial I have for you, it is just as fun. That’s also a nice way for me to meet you again.

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