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Painting Flowers and Trees in Watercolour

Painting in Watercolour

Dive into the depths of endless possibilities filled with colourful ideas and inventive effects that will turn you into a first-class artist. Painting with watercolour is a fantastic way to work on your art skills and create beautiful masterpieces on canvas or paper. Reeve’s watercolour paints are bold yet graceful with their light composition and easy-to-use style, they are the perfect paint for novice artists yet still adored by many expert painters. With a wide selection of colours to choose from, our watercolour paints will inspire you to set your creativity free and make marvellous pieces that you can proudly exhibit and share with others.

A treasured past-time medium, watercolour paint is comprised of a colour pigment and water mixture – the perfect blend to create works of art that are either loud or subtle – whichever you desire. The perfect craft recipe, Reeves watercolour paint allows you to mix and blend in any way you like as colours vividly clash into each other and gracefully fuse together.

Get lost in the beauty of watercolour paint and don’t be afraid to experiment – this is the perfect medium for trial and error. Add some zest to your craft box and make your palette pop with inspiration. Add a Reeves watercolour pad to your collection for the ultimate watercolour paint results. Learn how to paint trees in watercolour and expand your crafty knowledge farther than ever before.

Painting Flowers with Watercolour Paints

The beauty of watercolour is its ability to be used for creating fine lines, soft objects and even filling in large areas. Many artists love this diverse colour genie as its magic for making incredible nature paintings such as flowers, plants and trees. Recreate your favourite blossom or vine on canvas, paper or a Reeves watercolour pad in a striking watercolour work of art.

It is important to understand how to paint flowers in watercolour so that you can apply your arty skills to your work or learn new ones. Be sure to get a feel for your watercolour paints and play around with them before starting your piece. If you are a fairly new painter and haven’t perfected your freehand skills, it is recommended you use a sketching pencil to outline your work before you attack it with your paint brush – once you paint over your outline, it can be erased.

When it comes to the magic of Reeves watercolour paints there are two ways you can take on the task. Firstly, you can apply water to your surface, then, apply wet paint – this gives a free-flowing effect. Secondly, you can choose to apply wet paint to dry paper for more intense colour. You can even use both methods on different sections of your piece depending on what visions your imagination has cooked up. Before you know it, you will be recreating a beautiful rose garden, a bountiful bouquet or a field full of your favourite florals.

When learning how to paint flowers in watercolour it is best to start off simple. Begin with roses, elegant yet understated and easy to conquer with your Reeves watercolour paints. Start out by painting or sketching a small ‘V’ shape, using this as your centre point and from here create loose curvy lines around the ‘V’ to make petals. Continue this for a few layers from the centre outwards. Clean and reload your brush with a lighter shade to fill in the blank spaces. Don’t be alarmed if your colours mix, this is just fine and will add to the beautiful rosy effect.

Another superb starter for those who are new at learning how to paint flowers in watercolour are poppies. This classic and momentous bloom is a great way to create impressive striking art that would be a lovely addition to your portfolio or even make for the perfect gift for a loved one. Begin by painting or drawing curly, rounded lines with the occasional openings to create the shape of the poppy. Keeping your poppy wet, clean your brush and add a second colour to paint the inside of the flower – this is where you can break the rules and blend any way you like to create stunning floral effects. Leave the middle white and paint it with a dark shade once the outside of the flower has dried, or if you feel like tapping into your inner modern artist, paint the centre a light colour which can be done while the rest of the poppy is still wet – ideal for blending to create a bespoke masterpiece of floral watercolour beauty.

Reeves watercolour paint is a user-friendly, fun medium that can be used to experiment with. So, don’t be discouraged and use your watercolour pad to play around with ideas and techniques. Recreate your favourite flowers and don’t be afraid to dive in at the deep end, Fafter all, practice makes perfect!

Painting Trees with Watercolour

Once you have mastered watercolour flowers, it’s time to make up the whole garden and learn how to paint trees in watercolour. Painting trees are a fantastic way to learn new watercolour techniques and brush up on old ones. With a variety of leaves and effects, trees are the ultimate way to making impressive landscape showpieces.

To paint a basic tree, start off by getting your colours ready. This is where the fun is as you can choose from a range of Reeves watercolour shades to mix, blend, combine and fuse together to make beautiful tones that perfectly represent nature. Whisk up some blues and yellows to produce striking shades of green perfect for a spring time dream or let your reds and greens crash together to reveal spectacular yellow tones that are ideal for an autumn day vision.

There are many different types of trees you can paint with watercolour but for beginners or artists who have not had much practice with foliage, let’s start off simple with a pine tree. Once your colours are prepared load your brush and begin by painting the top of the pine tree which begins with a short, thin line downwards. Next, it’s time to load that weapon of a brush with your forestry colour of choice and make branches by sweeping your brush from the top of the tree in a downward swoosh with a little flick of the wrist upwards as you approach the bottom. Repeat this all the way down until your tree comes to life. Once you have your lifelike pine tree, paint a dark line at the bottom for the trunk.

Once you have mastered how to paint trees in watercolour, be brave and take on the challenge of oak trees, palm trees or even a dramatic weeping willow. With practice on your technique and method, you’ll be developing your skills and flair in no time!

Reeves watercolour paints are the ultimate artist’s tool for creating stunning masterpieces and perfecting your techniques for mastering fantastic flowers and terrific trees. Be the chief of landscapes and take your watercolour journey to the next level with superb strokes, fabulous lines and creating the perfect picturesque scenes that you can display around your home or share with your friends.

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