What You Can Learn from Painting Watercolor Flowers

Flowers in watercolor, rose, iris, snapdragon, tulip, bluebell

Are you a flower gardener? If you are, my hat is off to you! You must be an expert on the names of many flowers.

To celebrate World Watercolor Month, I’m painting and giving away a watercolor flower every day of the month via my Instagram account.

What can you learn from painting flowers?

Painting flowers in watercolor will of course increase your skills with this luminous and transparent medium.

But perhaps you are not a gardener, and just like me, you know flowers by sight but not by name. By painting flowers you will have the opportunity to commit their names to memory.

My takeaway these days: One of the flowers I painted in watercolor is a Hyacinth. Now I can match its name to the actual flower. Yay!

On the other hand, since my father loves and has always kept geranium plants, it’s a flower I know very well by sight and by name.

How about you, any flower is of special significance to you?

Flower 11/31 Hyacinth in watercolor
Word of the day: Grace

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Flower 12/31 Geranium in watercolor
Word of the day: Freedom

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Flower 13/31 Pansy in watercolor
Word of the day: Determination

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Flower 14/31 Rhododendron in watercolor
Word of the day: Creativity

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Flower 15/31 Impatiens in watercolor
Word of the day: Encouragement

 

Follow these links to see the rest of the watercolor flowers painted for World Watercolor Month

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