[VIDEO] How to paint a loose watercolour poppy

[VIDEO] How to paint a loose watercolour poppy

In this mini class in my good friend Anna Mason’s online school, I’m going to show you how to paint a loose watercolour poppy flower using a variety of techniques, including wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry.

To make things extra fun, I don’t start with an outline drawing for this painting, but instead I go straight in with my watery paint for a loose result.

No two poppies painted in this way will look the same, and you can have endless fun coming up with lots of different looking poppies.

Take a look at how to paint them in this FREE VIDEO CLASS.

What you’ll need:

If you don’t have the equipment and paints I recommend, get creative and try with what you have handy.

  • A photo/s of some poppy flowers as your reference.
  • HB Pencil
  • Mop paintbrushes – Rosemary & Co Size 0/3 and 10/0
  • Daisy palette (for mixing watery paints)
  • Water bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Watercolour paper (I recommend Arches cold pressed paper 300gsm/140lb) Or this can be a great sketchbook exercise using any cold pressed paper type.
  • Paints (see colour list below). I use Winsor and Newton paints.

Paint colours needed:

  • Permanent Rose
  • Quinacridone Violet
  • Winsor Lemon
  • Olive Green
  • Payne’s Gray

I hope you’re feeling inspired by this mini class to give your own loose watercolour poppy a go.

If you do paint your own loose poppy, I’d love to see your results, so tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #jenniferrosegallery so I can see how you got on. You can also find me on Facebook.

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Please do leave me a comment below if you’ve enjoyed this class; I love hearing from you.

Love Jennifer Rose xx

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  1. Sunnyside on 15/06/2022 at 4:57 pm

    I have not been able to find your full length tutorials at Anna Mason’s site. Are they already published?

    • Jennifer on 19/06/2022 at 12:19 pm

      Hi, The full length class will be released next month in Anna Mason’s online school. I can’t wait to see you there!

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