Painting Watercolor Flowers to Celebrate World Watercolor Month

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

Having a timed painting project is a great way to give yourself structure and create space in your day for art, even if is for a short period at a time.

July is World Watercolor Month. To celebrate, I’m painting and giving away a watercolor flower every day of the month via my Instagram account. My goal is to drop the pencil, look at my photo references and freely paint paint a flower.

For this project in particular, I work on a few flowers at a time, concentrating on seeing shape, color, light and shadow, and not becoming too preoccupied with the end result.

Here I the first batch of five watercolor flowers I painted in July. I added a positive word to focus on each day.

Flower 1/31 Rose in watercolor
Word of the day: Enthusiasm
watercolor rose
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Flower 2/31 Iris in watercolor
Word of the day: Courage
watercolor iris

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Flower 3/31 Tulip in watercolor
Word of the day: Compassion

watercolor tulip

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Flower 4/31 Snapdragon in watercolor
Word of the day: Gratitude

watercolor snapdragon

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Flower 5/31 Bluebell in watercolor
Word of the day: Perseverance

watercolor bluebell

Do you find yourself being impatient as you paint? How do you handle it?

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

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