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15 Minutes Watercolor Poppy Flowers

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Art Supplies

    • 3. Choose Colors

    • 4. How To Paint Poppies

    • 5. How To Add Foliage

    • 6. Bonus Video

    • 7. Thank you

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About This Class


In this class I will teach you step by step how to paint poppy flowers in loose watercolor style. 

This project is not only easy to make but a very refreshing treat to yourself within just 15 minutes. I have also included bonus video of variety of poppy illustrations which you can use for your reference. 

Get your brush, colors and sheet of paper, you will get a good result - a beautiful painting.

Happy Painting!


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Art by Snehal

Watercolor Artist


Hello, from Art by Snehal. 

Snehal is a Designer and watercolor painting lover with a Fine Arts background, originally from India. 

Her interest in the watercolor arts began when she moved with her husband from India to the U.S. in 2014. Soon after she moved here, being surrounded by countryside and urban wilderness, her love for flowers and birds started growing. 

She find her inspiration comes from being in nature. Most of the birds she painted, were visited her patio.

She found that art always came naturally and allowed her to express the way she felt about the natural beauty around her.

You can see all her paintings on her Instagram @artbysnehal. or Visit her blog on https://artsnehal.wordpress.com

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1. Introduction : Welcome to my class. Let spent Poppy flowers in loose watercolor style within 15 minutes. Hello. My name is Nathan. I'm a particle artist and designer. You can check my other glasses in my profile. Poppies are pretty pictures. Flower. These flowers are known to figure to paint. This project is not only easy to make, but a very refreshing treat to yourself. Within just 15 minutes. I have also included a bonus really off right off pop illustrations which you can use for your project. Grab the supplies and let's get started. See you in the class. 2. Art Supplies: forties. Poppy flower pending privileged watercolor paper. I'm using 1 £40 cold pressed paper, then small, medium and large pressures. This one I will be using for flowers. This is for grass and the smaller 14 streams. Then we will need a people double. I am using prima watercolors. You can use any other colors and then clean water container. Next radio is about choosing colors for this painting. 3. Choose Colors : to paint poppy flowers. I will be using orange and red, but you can use a little bit off being toe are some fun in the painting for streams and grass? I would recommend to use where I two off greens to create some visual interest, and we've loads on your black toe are in the center off flower. Now you know what colors to use, so let's start with poppy flowers next. 4. How To Paint Poppies: I'd spent. The poppies are different angles on a different stage off blooming. I will be painting most of them from side angle. I have noted my brush with orange color and started outlining Lakers alloy it off flower during the orange color in upper part off pictures. Remember the top off. The pickle is wider than the bottom. Now I'm loading my brush with red color. I'm just touching it on left and right ages as we are working very to invade, the colors are blending very smoothly, no detail needed as the goal is lose watercolor painting. I have a clean my brush with clear border and taking out the extra color. Remember, don't forget to leave white spaces while painting. It will give you a painting. A modern look. Let's our talk color at the bottom off the flour. For that, I am mixing blue into red as the first layer. Just touch the brush at the bottom center and C. We have got smooth tradition here. Let it dry till the time. Let's move to the second flower Lord your brush with orange color and start making an outline off a flower. Try to keep the shapes organic. Let's make it front facing. Follow the same wet on wet technique to blend the colors as first orange Larry's done. Let's load the brush with red color and gently spread the color over petals. If you want to know what exact color I am mixing, you can refer the color chart on my palette. It will help you to reelect. Let this colors try till the time. Let's move back to the first flower on our second are clear black color in the center. I'm mixing little bit off, blew into real toe. Added Over here, clean your brush and loaded with orange color to paint. Next flower. Let's make an outline like a plume flavor by spreading the orange color on the top off the petals. I am leaving some white spaces in between. Loading my brush with red color toe are poor trumpeters. As you see, the upper part is pure orange. Let's are looking. Treat on some off the ages. Just touch the tip off your brush on the age and red will easily plane Now Lord a brush with blue and red mixture and just touch the specific 80 off the brush. It's moved to next flower for attack, loading my brush with orange color, making an outline off a flower and spreading an orange as the first layer without waiting for the layer to dry at a rate to the stool. Weight flower, as we have seen earlier, the paint will makes and spread out on its own when it hits the Hitler. Now our little red plus blue in the specific area as the brush is already loaded. If it our color, I'm going toe added to these flowers. Now let's load the brush with orange color and paint another flower over here. Follow the same technique we learned earlier and paint this last flower. Okay, now we are done. Fit up but part of flour baby paint esteems. Next, it's use a small round brush size one or two to paint the stem soft of lovers on boats, preparing a dark green color, so adding a little bit off blue and green deeds. Times are not very street. They are like slightly is exact, and they are always covered, fit small for But let's not try to show it here as we are doing it in a loose watercolor strain and don't forget to add some dark color at the beginning. Off the steam. Let's lower the brush with enough green color on our steam to second flower. In a similar they are streams, two remaining flowers in next radio even see how to our boats and for years to the spending. 5. How To Add Foliage : Let's start with bending couple of poppy seed heads over here and one at the bottom. Have loader my brush with light green color and rebuild, depending them in a suggestive form. Start making all Farber to USIA blocks but light green color. And then I'm mixing little bit off blue to make a cab only. Let's make the darker green color and draw a single stroke toe. Add some depth to them. Blend them fit. Quarter. Remember, don't her too many details to the pending Each breast stroke should improve the painting strip. Pastor Lord of Rush Wit Light green color and paint another poppy seed head over here door to brush with late green color on our stems. Tow them your brochure. Bail order of it. Enough color. So there you contain a stain in Van Gogh. Let's our final doctors to the poppy seed heads. I'm mixing little bit off, blew into green and just touching the brush in specific areas. Actor steam toe this one and reveal painter pours next. The boards off the poppies are quite unique. They don't just grow straight up. It start drawing an open ship for a board. It's like upside down hook now are darker. Going toe the base off the birds on the steel bricklayer draw a steam leg upside down hook . Later, another bird over here draw an oval shape at dock color, followed by US time. Now it's time to use our medium brush toe our cross to the painting. I'm loading my brush with green color and holding my brush were tickly your singer tape off brush. Draw a small line push and drag the brush on paper on uplift quickly. You have to do this quickly, but carefully bush and drag the brush and uplift quickly. Do this several times until you get a good amount of foliage on paper. Remember to use various greens so it will create a visual interest. Now the poppies are done. Next, I have a bonus video for you. 6. Bonus Video : Here are some poppy variations I have done in loose watercolor. You can use them as a reference and cleared your own project. Feel free to use other colors along with three. It will are more fun to your painting. I have done these spendings using wet on wet technique. You may need to work as quick as possible so that colors Bill Plante smoothly. 7. Thank you: I hope you enjoyed this glass. I would love to see your artwork. Don't forget to upload your project in the project section and you can take me on instagram with art by snail. Thank you. See you in the next class.