Painting A Springtime Wreath
Learn To Use Repeating Patterns To Create Wreaths!
As much as this project is a celebration of spring, it could just as easily be adapted to any season, holiday or just because! This wreath is created in watercolor and utilized white watercolor to capture the beautiful pastels of spring. White watercolor pigment started getting a bad reputation back in the middle of the twentieth century, when artists began to prefer the white of the paper over the pigment.
Unfortunately, that also meant the loss of a lot of wonderful effects that can only be created with a more opaque paint like white watercolor. Repeating pattern is also another key element of this project and it makes it easy-peasy to set up all different types of wreath-styles.
I hope you will join me for this simple but fun project!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"
StartRecommended Supply List
StartLet's Get Started (Overview) (9:45)
StartCreating Our Wreath Design (9:40)
StartCleaning Up And Reviewing The Design (3:35)
StartWorking With White Watercolor Paint (9:19)
StartBuds, Blooms & Branches (9:23)
StartAdding Fun Details And Sparkle! (4:38)
StartAdding The Lettering (10:48)