Beginner Level

Blue Anemone

This pretty Anemone hepatica is a small flower that I’ve enlarged by around 4x for this painting – in order to make painting the detail lots easier. We need to get the contrast levels right with the pale detailed centre, and to paint the full tonal range to the petals in order to achieve the curved shape to the flower. The techniques are quite straight forward, making this a great follow up to the free pear class. Relax & enjoy!

3 - 4 HRS

Getting Ready!

There's detailed information about the type of paper, paints and palette to use, as well as how to trace the drawing, in the video on this page. It was made for the free Pear Class I offer so the specific paints I mention are different but it should help you get ready to paint!

EQUIPMENT USED

This PDF lists the equipment I suggest including paper, paints and brushes. (opens in a new window). For more info view the video I made for my free pear class here (and take the class if you haven't already!)

REFERENCE IMAGE PDF

Your reference image PDF includes the colour photo to paint, a grayscale version of it to help assess tones and an outline drawing to trace. (Opens in new window)

Start the tutorial by following along with the videos below!

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

Steps and Timings

Click on a timing below to skip to that section of the video:

  • 00:51 - Stamens
  • 06:20 - Yellow greens - lightest tones
  • 10:54 - Petals - lightest tones
  • 19:24 - Petals - isolate highlights
  • 00:11 - Petals - darkest tones
  • 08:20 - Midtones
  • 14:50 - Lighter midtones
  • 23:25 - Petals - adjustments
  • 00:09 - Stem, leaf and centre - darkest tones
  • 05:38 - Stem, leaf and centre - midtones
  • 00:09 - Tonal adjustments and details

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Blue Anemone. Here is my result working through #annamasonflower watercolour class. Much more challenging than the first. ...

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Blue Anemone flower from Anna mason, another realistic painting after the strawberry and the rose :). I love the blue color of this flower. Had fun painting the pretty blue hues of this pretty flower.

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Bu resimdeki katmanlar gibi bizim de onlarca katmanımız var değil mi? İlk görüşte belli olmayan, daha derinlemesine bakmazsak anlayamayacağımız katmanlar.
Hep denir ya, sosyal medya bizim sadece bir yanımızı görünür kılar diye.. Ama sosyal medya olmasa da aslında insanların, ve en önemlisi kendimizin, katmanlarını bilmiyoruz ki. Ve kendi katmanlarımızı bulmak, tanımak, bir ömür boyu süren bir uğraş..
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Don’t we also have layers just like this painting here? Not noticeable at first, these layers may never show themselves unless we look in depth. It’s always said that social media just shows one side of us, but even without it we don’t really look into the layers of people, and especially our own. And getting to know your own layers is a lifelong pursuit.
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❗Exercise yourself❗

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Blue Anemone flower💙painted from Anna Mason's tutorials by annamasonart. Love the outcome, though I found it a little tough to paint the stamen part.

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My house is definitely not pristine. The so many projects that need attention just wait. The wild sourdough starter broke. I haven’t been faithful with connecting on posting on social media lately. And too many days my children are eating processed foods and consuming a thousand times more screen time than is healthy for their growing brains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We can keep on finding ways to make meaning in the midst of challenging days. This little step by step exploration might be the thing that grows the pathways of resilience and faith in our lives at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#AnnaMasonFlower first attempt. ...

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Blue anemone based on Anna Mason
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