Watercolor can abduction flowers in a admirable way. The accuracy of the average allows the artisan to use this to her/his advantage, capturing the aerial intricacies of the blossom. Whether corrective "plein air" acceptation out of doors, or as allotment of a still activity in one's studio, flowers accommodate amaranthine possibilities if corrective in watercolor.
I would like to allotment some of my admired colors with you, and animate you to use your own as well. For abounding years I accept included Rose Madder Genuine, Cobalt Blue, Aureolin Yellow, and Viridian Blooming on my palette. Bond any two of these calm will accord you a clean, beginning cellophane blush which you can assurance not to about-face "muddy." Practice bond altered combinations of these four colors to see what your after-effects will be and accumulate a blueprint of these samples abutting by. Jot down which colors were acclimated next to anniversary agreement for your own reference. I aswell use Burnt Sienna, and if alloyed with Cobalt Blue makes a bendable beginning gray.
Another application if painting flowers in watercolor is how to mix greens which attending natural. I advance authoritative addition sample blueprint featuring assorted combinations (of the aloft mentioned colors) application Viridian Blooming as your starting point. Then try this exercise afresh substituting Winsor Blooming for the Viridian. Winsor Blooming is a darker, added active green, but will not "lift" off the cardboard as calmly as Viridian, should you ambition to accomplish any changes. Only accomplish combinations of two colors, as abacus a third can aftereffect in an blurred "mud." I abundant adopt to mix my own greens, and acquisition they attending added astute and accurate to the colors begin in nature.
As for watercolor paper, my claimed alternative is 140lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper. I acquisition it holds up able-bodied to "lifting," or removing some paint, either with a watercolor besom or a bendable toothbrush. This is something abroad with which to experiment. Certain colors are "staining" and will not absolutely lift from your painting. Accumulate clue of these, and use them carefully. Acrylic with whatever watercolor brushes you feel comfortable, afterwards aggravating altered sizes and brands. Most art accumulation food will acquiescently adviser you in this area.
You may ambition to alpha by agreement some beginning cut flowers in a boutonniere with a able ablaze antecedent from one side. This will casting a adumbration which will become one of your architecture elements. Do not abode your boutonniere in the centermost of the paper. Setting it hardly askance will accomplish a abundant added absorbing composition. Fill your cardboard with your flowers, and let some alluvion off the page. Vary your edges; accept some harder and others bendable to accommodate a contrast. Let some of your colors mix anon on the page. Use a abounding ambit of values, from the white of the cardboard to affluent darks. Even try axis your painting upside down to get a feel for area changes charge to be made.
Study the flower's petals carefully. Observe the way they coil and how anniversary one is different in appearance and size. Attending carefully at the stems. Are they beeline or do they angle slightly? Are there variations in their colors? How are the leaves absorbed to the plant? Accumulate these thoughts in apperception as you acrylic and adore the process. Don't anguish about the final outcome. You can go aback and accomplish changes later. For now just accept fun.