Fearless Friday, Pink Blooms

We’re going to paint a vase of flowers today with watercolor

This is the photo I used as my subject

I chose it because I liked the color and texture variations

and the play of lights and darks in the stems and water

When I do a sketch for a watercolor, it is very light

so it won’t show through the paint

Sorry it’s hard to see

Once the sketch is finished I applied liquid masking,

or frisket to the areas where I wanted to save white highlights

Remember to use an old paint brush for applying the masking

because it is like glue and can ruin a good brush

The frisket creates a waterproof barrier so you can paint right over it

It is yellowish in color so you can see it on the white paper

I began with light washes over the blooms

Then I began to add leaves and the flower stems

Next I painted the vase and water with shades of Payne’s Gray

Then I added detail to the rose

I hinted at the texture of the pink blooms

with small strokes and shapes

I finished the pink blooms

and added detail to the greens

I darkened the tops of the stems for shadows under the blooms

Now it was time to remove the masking with a rubber cement pick up

You can find the masking fluid and rubber cement pick up

at art supplies stores, Hobby Lobby,

or on Amazon here and here

If the areas are too large or too white,

you can adjust the color with light washes

“Pink Blooms” 9″ x 12″ watercolor on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper

Happy creating~

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31 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Pink Blooms”
  1. Jenna, I always enjoy seeing the process for your lovely paintings. I love watercolor and this is so beautiful. Happy Friday!

  2. Mary says:

    Gorgeous Jenna! Love seeing your creations come to life ♥

  3. So beautiful and it just brightens up my day, Jenna.

  4. I love these Friday offerings, always so vibrant and cheerful! Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for spreading the cheer.

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I always love seeing what you created for Fearless Friday’s. This watercolor is absolutely gorgeous! You know how I love flowers, and this brings a smile to my day. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Martha says:

    So beautiful Jenna. Watching the steps is always so interesting. You are so talented!

  7. Nancy says:

    What a lovely bouquet of watercolor blooms! This brought a smile to my face. Happy Friday dear Jenna!

  8. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This is one of my favorites, Jenna. I admire your watercolor paintings! Check your email.

  9. I love it, Jenna. The technique and step outs are especially beautiful and don’t you just love Payne’s Gray? I should use my frisket more often. It’s a good reminder.

  10. lghiggins says:

    I had not even heard of frisket. Thank you for widening my world; I love learning new things!

  11. Jenna, you are so talented and I always enjoy your gorgeous watercolors. This one is so pretty!

  12. creativelybeth says:

    Simply GORGEOUS!!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth

  13. designmorsels says:

    Wow what a great tutorial! I’ve really been wanting to learn to paint. I will be coming back to this. Your painting turned out beautiful

  14. Pam says:

    This is really beautiful, Jenna. I just love your tutorials. Thanks for sharing it at TFT.

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