Simple Petals & Leaves

Simple flowers

It is always fun to play and practice.

A few simple flowers and leaves with my favorite Dagger brush. ❀

For this practice, I limited the colors used and tried to limit the number of brush strokes on each flower. At first I was a little disappointed that I could not master the rose shape but what I realized after playing around a while is that I actually like the irregular shapes best.

Simple Roses
Simple Roses

I started at the base of the flower putting pressure on the brush and pulling up toward the top,Β  then the same thing on the other side to complete the bud shape.

While the bud was still wet, I tried to cradle it with green leaves. Starting at the base with smaller strokes, I pulled upward to create little leaves on both sides.

The last step was simply painting the stem by starting at the base of the bud/leaves and pulling down to create a fine line.


Simple petals and leaves
Simple petals and leaves

I loosened up after a while and then tried some other playful shapes. I really like how they turned out.


Simple Roses and buds

For this practice piece, I added a blue sky and played a little more.
Nothing complicated, just a few joyful flowers. πŸ™‚

I think it is important to allow yourself time to play…it helps keep things interesting and fun.

Rose buds
Rose buds –Β  6 x 9 inch watercolor on Bee paper

For this final painting, I kept things soft and loose. I really love this painting and plan on giving it to a very special couple.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne



Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

20 thoughts on “Simple Petals & Leaves”

  1. Very interesting to hear and see your process, Patty Anne, and the power of playing and relaxing with your craft. The result is divine, your friends who will receive this gift must be very special to you. Lovely post.

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  2. Hi Patty Anne, I purchased a Dagger brush because I so enjoy seeing how you use it! I haven’t had time to experiment with it yet, maybe today! πŸ˜ƒ Thank you for today’s tutorial. πŸ’– Your roses are beautiful.

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    1. You are very welcome, Jill!
      I hope you love that brush as much as I do. It takes a little getting used to but it is awesome πŸ˜€. I look forward to hearing what you think of it, have fun!!

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