Beginner Watercolor Iris with pen scraping!

Hi friends, This lovely iris flower can be painted quickly in a relaxed style.

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I took many photos last weekend in my sisters garden and thought this would be such a fun flower to paint.

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My favorite part of this painting was scraping lines in it with a dip pen. You can use a cut up piece of credit card or toothpick for this as well but the pen was really nice to hold. Watch the video and paint along!

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I love painting simple flowers like this on greeting cards because it is a fun and easy way to share your art and you will never be without a card when you need one. If you like painting loose style flowers check out my course Watercolor Flower Workshop! You will learn the trick to painting just about any flower type you want by breaking it down to easy strokes and you will learn how to arrange the flowers in gorgeous compositions like wreaths and bouquets! Learn more or enroll here. Til next time happy crafting!

7 thoughts on “Beginner Watercolor Iris with pen scraping!

  1. Hi Lindsay, I ordered a nib pen today. I want to try this beautiful iris. One flower that you don’t have in your Watercolor Flower Workshop is a dahlia. I painted a red one for my friend’s birthday (she grows the big dinner plate dahlia and loves the color red). I thought about the instructions you posted for the succulent lesson in May and found a picture online that I used as a reference. I’m happy with the result.
    Thanks for all of your inspiring posts and YouTube videos.

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