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watercolor blossoms

    Botanical, Bursts of Fun!

    Lavender Cherry Blossoms

     

    Lavender Blossoms

    by Katrina Pete

    12×16 inch watercolor on Arches 300lb cold pressed paper

     

    My technique for my floral paintings involves a ‘wet-into-wet’ wash of color over damp paper. This is how I achieved the soft background effects. Heavier paper like 300lb Arches works very well with this method. It doesn’t buckle or warp under the wet paint, and remains much flatter than my 140lb paper. I still used tape along the edges and it stayed flat even after the paper dried. I painted a few branches into the wet wash, allowing them to fade a bit into the background. After the first wash dried, I added more layers of detail in the flowers and branches.

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    watercolor print sets

    Watercolor Blossoms

    Watercolor Roses

    Soft, delicate pink petals and coral blossoms were inspired by my Aunt’s beautiful garden. I painted this coral and light green botanical watercolor on Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper. Various print sizes are available in my etsy shop here!

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