Watercolor Painting for Beginners Beautiful Door with Flowers

third and darkest layers of color for watercolor tutorial 'Watercolor Painting for Beginners Beautiful Door with Flowers' by watson watercolor

Simple watercolor painting for beginners with a beautiful door and lots of flowers. Only three steps to help you understand how easy and effective layering is for successful watercolor painting.

Downloads for Beautiful Door with Flowers

Suggested Colors for Door Watercolor Painting

  • Yellow – any bright or lemon yellow or Green Gold
  • Green – any tube green or mix your yellow + blue
  • Dark Green – Perylene Green or mix (green + black) or (Phthalo Blue + Burnt Sienna)
  • Beige for walls – Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre or mix Brown + Yellow
  • Brown – Burnt Sienna
  • Red – any red
  • Orange – Transparent Pyrrole Orange or mix (red + yellow)
  • Blue – Cobalt or any pretty light blue
  • Purple – mix (blue + red) or Dioxazine Purple
  • Black – mix your own or use a tube black

Step by Step Watercolor Instructions for Door with Flowers – Layering for Success

Step 1 – Draw or trace your outline onto your watercolor paper with graphite paper.

first layers of color for watercolor tutorial 'Watercolor Painting for Beginners Beautiful Door with Flowers' by watson watercolor

Step 2 – Paint the first light value layers on wet on wet with watercolor (for beginners).

Wet the paper with clean water so it is evenly damp.

  • Roses – Paint the roses red – paint more clumps of roses than you do single flowers.
  • Leaves – Add yellow or yellow green around the flowers
  • Walls – Paint beige on the walls and brown at the bottom.
  • Door – blue on the top 2/3 and beige/brown on the bottom third.
  • Grass – medium green with darker green at bottom. Don’t overdo it.
  • Flower pot – flowers any color you like, a little greenery and paint the pot orange.

Step 3- Paint the medium values of color in the second layer for Beautiful Door with Flowers.

second layers of color for watercolor tutorial 'Watercolor Painting for Beginners Beautiful Door with Flowers' by watson watercolor

Roses – paint on medium red and green. Don’t cover the lighter colors completely, leave some showing.

Door – the dark blue on the door only goes where the shadows are – the top coming down in diagonals and the right side.

Flower pot – darker orange on the left for the pot and darken the flowers and leaves.

Walls – rewet or paint on more of the beige or brown color to suggest texture.

Step 4 – Add your darkest values for real POP!

third and darkest layers of color for watercolor tutorial 'Watercolor Painting for Beginners Beautiful Door with Flowers' by watson watercolor

Note – If you don’t have rich dark colors (like Perylene Green or Dioxazine Purple) on your palette, you can mix your colors with black to darken them.

Roses – Add some real dark green to the foliage, especially towards the bottom.

Door – Add more dark under the top, a line along the left side and draw in the lines on the door and handle.

Walls – add shadows for the roses on the wall with darker beige or brown.

Great things are brought about by a series of small things brought together - Vincent Van Gogh