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Wildflowers in Watercolors: Expressive Clover in loose style

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5 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Expressive Clover Flowers in Watercolors

    • 4. Loose Clover Flowers. Adding Contrast

    • 5. Final Thoughts

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In this class we will paint dreamy clovers in loose expressive style using waterbrush. This class complements my main course on "Wildflowers in Watercolors: be brave to paint with water" with one more funny class project.


This class is step by step class and all videos are in real time, however for beginners I would would suggest to watch first the main course here 


So, are you ready to paint with water? Grab your water brushes and let´s dive into painting! :)

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1. Introduction: Hello, I'm Nina IO with the gala artist. And what the gala lower. Welcome to my new what the gala glass. Now it's time to enjoy all this variety of wild flowers which end blossom. So I have decided to show you how to paint Clara flowers in loose, expressive style using water brush. This class will be suitable for students of all levels. However, for beginners, I would suggest first george, My main girls who were explained everything in detail. This class compliments my main course on wild flowers in watercolors. The break to painter with water were explained in detail. How to painter with water using what's a brush or videos and realtime so you can paint along with me. If you are new to this channel, welcome. Press a follow button on the top, the agenda in these creative journey, gravure water brushes. And let's dive into painting. 2. Supplies: In this class I will use the following materials, watercolor paper, that is cellulose and this IZZ A5. And the brand is our Tessa. So just grab any watercolor paper you have eight would be fine. But for demonstration, especially I use cellulose one so that it would be easier for anyone to repeat it. Then we will need watercolor paints. I will use as a following color says that is being operand or domain blue, burnt sienna, olive green, genuine appetite, a green and CPR or any brown which you have. And take Enoch radon while it so you can take similar one says that's fine. So the idea is to take some pink color, magenta, again, agreed on rows or anything which you have. And ultramarine blue where you can make as is shades for the flowers. And then four leaves here I will use some light green, which is all in green and dark green in my cases at his appetite, genuine green. But you can take any of them. Also SAM, kind of orange or brownish orange. So like burn CNN is fine and the brown And also if you have some kind of light awhile it, that would be fine. I will use it to brushes. My main instrument is going to be water brush, that is medium tip. So it's quite fine and quite universal. 11 branch is at is number four. Just to introduce as our color watercolor palette, we are going to make suggest the EBIT of color. So also you can take us, I am ceramic plate, water for cleaning your main brush. And also Sam, paper towel also in literary move. Some extra water firm your brush and good mood in order to enjoy as a painting process. 3. Expressive Clover Flowers in Watercolors: And now let's have fun binding lacking flower flowers. I will use as these two water brushes. E1 is Middleton, and another one is fine tip. And I will use one brush and for introducing the gala. And let's start to here I have my reference for them. Our task is not to debate everything in detail. So just an, each flower on the say in fluorescence, but generalise it to transmit their, their main essence of the flower. Let's start out with this flower and the main thing goal have to keep in mind that this BARDA is lighter, whereas there is a sunlight that ends this party is in the shadow. So I will make some watermarks in this area where I am going to place my cloud. I am leaving some areas of white paper. And then I will use a color. I will use open arrows. You can use the Nagarajan rows or magenta. So some pink color which you have in your ballot. And it's a really diluted, and they can introduce in some areas four here. So just with some exists and even brushstrokes way semaphore here. And then I will add to this mixture EBIT of ultramarine blue. But it is really, really, it's water. This solution. And I had really just a tiny amount of paint so that to keep it really light here. So it's more, the idea how you see your clock will be different from my ones that this is a shape or how you see and your idea how to transmit it. A bit more of ultramarine blue. And here, whereas there are some really dark ones, I will add a bit more. This in the lower part. Also, I can see that there are some like a green areas or brownish area. So I will add a bit of burnt sienna and a bit of olive green. Just relay bit. Don't add too much. And also, I may try actually with cynthia, That is a dark brown. And here in some areas I will add and it gives a bit like hinge of really dark green color exists. So let's move to our leaves. The same with water and just making the shape. And then I will feel this shape or with olive green. And it's really beautiful. These gullies, you can see that it's really, really nice. And this relieves the same. So that is just interpretation. And if you manage to get these kind of bleeds, it's really nice. It's really beautiful. So that is actually the beauty of watercolors. So, and I will start with, olive greens are same, is really watery. Don't be afraid to add too much water. So be brave with water. And now we will see some nice magic because you see here as it lives, as they have some kind of in the middle, they have some line which is lighter. So we will try to maintain this. I am using now the color of daniels mu, so which is called appetite green. It's really beautiful color. And I find it really nice, beautiful color for the Indian leaves. You can add some dark green which you have in your watercolor palette. And for this one they seem from one site I will add. So I exist. Let's take out some later ones. It will get dryer beat, we will add the darker values and we will separate the bit, the leaves. So let's add some stem the same first I will painted with water this way. And then I will add a bit of olive green and a bit of Aziza appetite, Jane, to make emit darker. What else we can do? At the moment that we can add also EBIT the darker values here. I will use quinacridone violet for this. And in some areas like this. I just will also turn your brush so that it's not always like this brush marks. You can turn it the other way. Like this. And I think that, yeah, you can have a look at some angle was if you will, turn. So I'm like looking from below and the series, it's still shiny and it's too wet, or I can add already some dark Aurelius seems that it's already fine to start to introduce some darker, that is more concentrated paint out of the same appetite, genuine, green side. It looks like more into shadow. Well here I will add just one line. Let's add one more flour here I have another reference of cloud. And we can, here you can see that the colors are different. So we can try with different colors as well. So I will add it somewhere for here. I exist. So just make some approximate shape or with water and then we add the color. For this, I will add this time z mixture of opera rose with a bit of ultramarine blue. So it's, it would be really nice and dewatering. And like this, we start introducing. Also from another side, you can turn your brush to get really different types of brush marks. So just that interpreted zed shape which you see and try to, to transmit this essence of this flower. So just the look for those brush strokes which you can apply and in order to get this shape. And so that is actually is, that's why I love Rosie, say loose style because at the end, everyone will get different results. And these results are going to be unique because it says away how each of us I see in this world and the beauty of this world. So that's what I am really attracted by ALU style, exactly that you can express your vision, how you see the beauty of the world, the beauty of flowers in how our case. And here I will add this and leaves. So the reference photos, you will be able to find that in the classroom resources section. So don't worry, if you don't see properly. And later you will be able to open the reference photo and to see and to buy into your vision of this flower. I exist and that one. Ok, let's make this way. I'm adding olive green, this aim or what I have used in the, in this flower. And I forgot a bit of a burnt sienna that what I was saying that something is missing. So sum of burnt sienna, four here. And I will add a bit more now of dark green. For this, this way. Then probably I will need to wait because I have really a lot of water. But it doesn't matter. And it's a really beautiful, all these kind of bleeds and really, really, really beautiful PR. There are some more leaves and we will try to add them as well. And I will take out from here, stem this and I will add some. This is appetite, genuine green. What I had in my brush. And I would say, let's take out some leaves. So from z psi and I have some really great reference photo of the luxurious. They're so beautiful, look just at this shapes. So let's try to make this one. Really, really beautiful shapes. Just sees away how you interpret them. First I paint it with water brush and the shape. Then I add olive green. And then there were the color magic starts, that starts to bleed. And here I will add darker. Yea, it's really, really beautiful. Also, I should admit that this appetite, a genuine green, is granulate in paint. So it gives me also Sam texture, do my lives. That's why I like to use this paint. So broadly here I need to correct a bit the shape like this. And for a here. And I would add one more clever flour. I would say probably somewhere here. So I just make some, and I will try to make it smaller. And I will use the same colors. So that is Oprah with a bid-offer, ultramarine blue. Let us do much. Ultramarine blue will need a bit more of opera and to make it more diluted. So x0, x1 is nice. So just imitating their shape. A bit more of a Burroughs. Otherwise it's too, like too much while it, however, I like wildlife. These kind of really beautiful shade. I need more of burrows introduced in some areas and let it a bit of olive green for here. Really nice. And now let's add also some leaves. Only four here and four here. So that is already, I'm in Washington. I mean, that is just my imagination where I imagine that it could have some leaves. And I just adds air based on this references. So I already just imagine, probably I would place for there in those leaves. And I have started here with water stem, but I didn't really like it. So that is a great painting first with water that you can correct some things which you don't like. And I'm still looking for where to place the stem. So I think as this way is going to be quite nice. Let's place it for here. A bit more of dark green this way. And now I would like to add more leaves. For example, this one is really nice and I will add it for here, probably in this way. The same olive green and then a bit darker green. If you have watched my class on bainite in our wildflower, say in watercolors, be brave with water. Then there are also I show another way of painting now lives with using some other granulate in paint. So I think that I will need to add more lives. Also, you can add Sama for betel leaves. You know, that they are painting will be really lucky. And then you can give it to someone who needs some good luck. That is already really loose. And I'm just adding, I think that this stem is really wide. So what you can do is just too blurry debit. And this one also inherited this leave. It was a really loose 4. Loose Clover Flowers. Adding Contrast: And now I will add a bit more of the filling of the ground. Let's say like this. With this solution is quite watery. And here I make wet the surface and I add a bit more of splitters. Traverse. This way. Let's show that at the back, usually there are really lots of flowers, the field when you are looking at them. So just make some marks. And we will add this feeling that there are much more of a cloud over there. Just a with the same colors. Different ratio proportions are of grabbing. My paper gets dry really fast. So just add more water. We will add some more, like far away. And the darker color I will make the same. So actually I'm mixing the same as the same color. So that is opera Rosa and a beta of ultramarine blue. And I get differentiates. So here we have, and what we are missing is some splitters. So let's add some splitters. And that is really great. In other to get the really nice splinters, you need to have quite what the resolution of the band. So bait, ancient disease. And this way. Also, let's say just a bit of olive green. It's really, really beautiful. Z is four here. So it shouldn't be really a lot. And some more of splitters with olive green. I prepared here quite watery mixture. And I add some splitters. And here in front as well. And be more of splitters. So what we are missing is it could be some more contrast Forza leaves and for the main flower flowers. So for this, I will prepare a bit darker solution of opera rose and ultramarine blue. And just with some strokes. In some areas, like closer to the center, I add this color just there with whatever Russia, I'm helping to introduce it a bit softer. Exist probably four here as well. Just in some areas, not everywhere. And just several dots in the other one. And let's make it a bit more, a bit more of contrast that to the leaves. Just the with dark green. And then with water, I'm spreading the color. I remember two leaves at central part, a bit lighter here. This one. Same, making soft exist just wastewater. Say a bit more of contrast to these live. So then actually also you can leave it as loose as it is. I mean that it depends on your taste. How you like. Here, for example, I have really nice is the extra patterns. So I will leave them, but I will give a bit more of contrast here. And from this side, I am making here recreating a bit the stem. We can add some more stems or leaves. So that is already like your imagination and depending like your painting because, because it's lifestyle without any sketch and, and the drawing so that actually you have a look how behaves as your paint and your composition which you have, and see what you need to add in order to balance it. So just enjoy. The main thing is enjoy painting and try to feel what is missing your painting or, or maybe doesn't need anything else. So this one I would like to leave as loose as it is. Probably yeah. Because I like it's a bit further and it is really nice as a way it is. And I would say that probably. That's all. Maybe I will let I will use a one color that is inaccurately Dawn, Rose and beta of automata and blue. So it's like differentiate of bink. And I will add some kind of brushstrokes. Shadows to these two for alike, to friend, color, different flowers. And here I think that's still, I'm missing this kind of, I would add a bit more of definition to the leaves. So just with dark green and I have quite a lot of paint on my brush. So it's not really diluted, so it's almost dry brush, let's say like this. And then with water, I join it. And it's a total dry brush being ready. And from this side as well, I will add a bit darker exist. And here you may notice that it's also quite dark. So that is already like up to you and there's a way you see your painting. But your agent then these kinds of separations to make it a bit darker and to transmit the volume. And so for here, to make this line, middle line lighter one, a bit more visible. I will leave this blade because I really like it. For here. I will add a bit more here. So Zed is already you are bringing some contrast. And here I have given quite a lot of definition from this side. So I'm missing a bit more definition or dark shades on this side. So I will add to this leaf also a bit more of and our failures for here just with water. And this one. And probably a bit more of contrast of this flower. And I will use sepia or you can use any brown which you have. And just a bit in some areas here, these kind of darkest, this darker separations. So that is my idea now that I am adding in some areas. And the same with this flower. Just some separations. I'm using sapiens. This, that more contrast to this site. This flower I will leave it as it is because I really like that. It's a bit further and and it's really, it's more loose than these two. So that is our cloud, our flowers. I hope you have enjoyed. 5. Final Thoughts: Thank you for watching my glass. I hope you have enjoyed painting with me. If you like the class, please leave a review as this inspires me to grade more glasses, please upload your class project as a class project guy, I'm looking forward to see all the beauty which you have created. As usual, I will be heavier dose aboard you and to live you're my feedback. If you're going to share your artwork on Instagram, on police, the agnes so that I could see it if you like Vendean wildflower. So also you can check my main course or we're, we're beans in five class projects of wild flowers. Meanwhile, he been creatine and see you in my next class. Y. Thank you.