Painting bright flowers can be a mood booster at any time of year. Especially when they’re covered in pretty patterns.
But patterned flowers can be tricky to paint when the petal background is a bright colour and the pattern is also a bold hue.
You have to be really careful that the colours don’t mix and muddy on the paper.
In this mini class, I’ll show you the process I followed to paint a bright, colourful watercolor orchid. It’s a Cymbidium, nicknamed the ‘boat orchid’ because of the shape of its lip.
As you’ll see, I painted it at a really enlarged scale so that I could include as much of its pretty pattern detail as possible.
Take a look to find out how I painted this colourful, patterned watercolor orchid without muddying the colours.
I hope you found this mini class helpful and that you’re feeling inspired to paint your own brightly-coloured watercolor orchid.
In another mini class, I show you how to paint another kind of orchid: a stripy Phalaenopsis.
If you paint your own orchid after watching, or if you enjoyed this video, I’d love to hear from you, so please make my day and leave me a comment below.