Today I really want to show you what we did the other day with my girls! I’m totally hooked and can’t stop! We painted watercolour summer leaves! Well, I painted the leaves and my girls painted what they wanted and we had tons of fun!
I’ve wanted to paint with watercolours for a long time, in fact it has been a while since I’ve used watercolours, so the other day we were in our favourite craft store and I picked up some watercolours, watercolour paint brushes and watercolour paper and we started right away! I decided on summer leaves, as I really like those and they are also really great to start with I think. They are easy to paint and not much can go wrong. I’m not a pro or anything close, but with watercolours it doesn’t really matter if you’re making a mistake, you can just paint over and it’ll be ok.
I started by just drawing the stem and then add the leaves. This is a very easy one and you can always use a pencil first to be able to erase.
Then, I filled in the leaves, bit by bit, with green and blue, some with some more paint and less water and others the other way round, more water and less paint. I added layers and mixed the tones inside the leaves giving it different shades.
The next one is also a pretty easy one to draw. The leaves are almost round and I used the same technique [if you can call it that, lol].
The third one was supposed to be fern and it does look a little bit like it, but I still have to practice a lot more on this. I started with the stem and then added all the side leaves. I just brushed little strokes on each leaf until it was getting fuller and fuller using both green and blue. Again, more layers made it fuller and made the different greens and blues more visible.
This one was a little tricky to paint and I don’t know what to think of it, but hey, it was fun for sure!
And my girls wanted to show off their art as well of course!!
What do you think guys? Have you ever tried watercolours before?? Any tips? I’d love to hear! As always, I’m so happy you stopped by my little bog here today!