Fearless Friday, Wet into Wet Fast Florals

It’s been a busy week, and when I’m short on time,

my favorite way to squeeze in art is painting fast florals

I keep a Pinterest board of flower photos and paintings for quick reference

so I always have inspiration photos at my finger tips

“Wet into Wet” is a fun watercolor technique

that is perfect for fast and loose florals

Begin by applying clear water on areas

where you want to place the main blooms

Then drop color into the water and let it bleed and flow

You can turn or tip your paper to guide movement if you wish

You don’t want to over think it,

just hint at the flower shapes and leaves

Once the blooms were placed I added leaves and greens

to fill out the composition

Next a few petal details and the sunflower centers

Flower centers and darkening

To punch the painting up and give it some drama I added ink sketching

Nothing too serious, just very loosely indicating shapes and form,

more like scribbling or doodling, than drawing

“Fast Floral” 7″ x 10″ watercolor on mixed media paper

Here are some other examples of fast and loose wet into wet florals

The one below is a combination of VERY loose shapes,

with the ink sketch bringing the flowers to life

This one features shapes only, letting the imagination “fill in the garden”

The delicate orchids were created with small bleeding pink blossoms,

large green leaves and a splatter for accent and drama

These are loose hydrangeas,

again the shapes are just suggested,

then outlined with ink to provide separation

The colors are reflected in the shadows on the table for added interest

I hope you’ll try this fast and loose wet into wet technique

and please send me photos if you’d like to share your creations

Have fun and Be Fearless!

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24 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Wet into Wet Fast Florals”
  1. Jenna, I love your fast florals and your creativity. Wishing you a fabulous Friday!

  2. They are by far my favourite! Really beautiful florals. Have a fantastic weekend, Jenna.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    I always enjoy “Fearless Friday” for your interesting tutorials and beautiful finished art. These florals are lovely Jeanna………..

  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow! So light and airy! Very pretty Jenna!

  5. This looks so cheerful! Thank you for the smiles.

  6. Martha says:

    Your artwork is always so beautiful, you amaze me!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love anything floral! Your floral paintings are beautiful. I’m going to share this post with my daughter. She loves to paint and has been experimenting with water colors. Thanks for all your inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    So pretty!! I love your loose florals, Jenna. 💚🌸

  9. Delicious and so much color! I love it!

  10. I’ve been outlining and adding detail with ink since high school when I really started drawing more. Not always — sometimes it’s not right. But when it is, BOY! It really punches it out. I love this — I don’t do this technique often and I’m not very good at it. More practice is required. But how I love it. And I love seeing how through the step outs, the piece gets more dynamic with each layer.

    • Thanks Jeanie, I’ve found it to be much more successful the less exact I am about the outlines, more like free scribbling than carefully drawing…definitely a fun technique!

  11. Mary says:

    Love your watercolor garden of blooms Jenna! ♥

  12. LydiaF1963 says:

    What a fun technique! I love the results. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

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