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Watercolor Peony – May Screensaver

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It’s May and it’s time for a freebie. This month I am sharing a pretty Watercolor Peony and you can download this pretty painting to enjoy it throughout the month of May.:-)

Watercolor peony

The peony is perfect for you if you’re looking for a beautiful and delicate floral design. This flower has been used in art and decoration for centuries and remains a popular choice today.

Peony in fact is one of my favorite flowers. My grandma always had it in her garden and I loved the scent and looks of this gorgeous flower.

One of the best things about painting peonies is that they’re in bloom for a short time in the spring. This means that you can go out into your garden and collect reference material for your painting. Exactly what I did.

I don’t have my own garden currently (except my TravelingTower Garden) but my sweet friend gifted me a few stems of peonies this past weekend and I couldn’t resist using them as my inspiration for this month’s freebie.

Pretty watercolor peony

Watercolor peony

There are a few things to keep in mind when painting peonies in watercolor. First, these flowers have a lot of petals, so you’ll want to use a light touch when applying paint. Second, the colors of peonies can range from pale pink to rich red, so choose your palette accordingly. It is also important to always leave a negative space when painting peony petals. Even if you are painting a loose peony leaving a negative space will make the floral look more realistic.

This short video below is a quick demonstration for you of how I painted this watercolor peony.

And if you adore this watercolor peony you can DOWNLOAD the screensaver HERE.

Thank you for visiting! Be sure to chec back next month and in between for more goodies.

MORE FREEBIES FOR YOU::

Cheers,

Aniko

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