[VIDEO] How to paint loose watercolour daffodils

[VIDEO] How to paint loose watercolour daffodils

You know it’s springtime here in the UK when these vibrant yellow flowers begin to make their appearance. I just love their frilly centres and trumpet shape forms which are really eye catching! I just can’t resist painting them!

I thought you would LOVE to paint some too, so have put together this FREE Video class guide just for you.

In this video guide, I show you how to paint loosely to capture the elegant form to these flowers with your watery paints. This tutorial is for the beginner painter and perfect to keep your paintbrushes moving between projects.

To paint the daffodils we’re going to use the wet on dry and wet in wet techniques, to create some beautiful and varied effects.

A little bit of water control and brush technique is needed throughout the layering process, and this daffodil class is perfect for practicing those skills.

In the video, I work from some real life daffodils taken from my garden, you may like to do the same or use a photo as your reference. I have some daffodil photos available to download on the daffodil tutorial page. You can paint along and pause the video as and when you would like.

What you’ll need:

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

  • Some real life daffodils picked freshly and kept cool in some water.
  • My daffodil photo as your reference.
  • Mop paintbrushes – Jennifer Rose brush Size 0/3 and 10/0
  • Daisy palette (for mixing watery paints)
  • Water bowl
  • Paper towel
  • Watercolour paper (I recommend Arches cold pressed paper)
  • Paints (see colour list below). I use Winsor and Newton paints.

Paint colours needed:

  • A yellow colour of your choice (I used Winsor lemon)
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • A deep pink (I used Permanent Rose)
  • A darker brown colour (I used Burnt Umber)
  • A green colour (I used Olive Green)
  • A turquiose colour (I used Cobalt Turquoise)
  • Place your daffodil/s flower (or reference image) as near as you can to your paper. This will help you to get as close up as possible to observe the shapes of colour and tonal variations as you paint.

If you do paint your own daffodils by following my new video tutorial, I’d love to see your results! You can tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #jenniferrosegallery so I can see how you got on. You can also find me on Facebook.

Remember to keep your cut daffodils in fresh water and they will last many days, so you will have plenty of time to paint them.

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I can’t wait to see your loose watercolour daffodils!

Love Jennifer Rose xx



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