#simplycreate Watering Can Watercolour Painting

Learn how to paint a beautiful watering can with Simply Watercolour Paints by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using watercolours!

The materials in your kit

  • Simply A5 Watercolour Paper
  • Simply Plastic Palette
  • Simply Watercolour Paint in different colours
  • 2 x Simply Watercolour Brushes in different sizes
  • Simply Colour Pencils
  • Simply Graphite HB Pencil
  • 1 Straw
  • 1 Container of Water
  • Paper Towels

How to Paint a Watering Can in Watercolour

Learn how to paint a beautiful watering can with Simply Watercolour Paints by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using watercolours!

Step 1

The watering can

Using the graphite pencil, outline the watering can. Then with the brush and diluted black paint, apply the gray color to give body to your watering can.
Paint the handle and the knob of the watering can in yellow to add extra sparkle to the object.

Step 2

The flowers

Using a diluted red and yellow paint, paint flowers on top of the watering can. Make sure to leave room for the stems and leaves to complete the bouquet of flowers.
Tip: Do not hesitate to add the very charming detail: a heart in the center of the watering can.

Step 3

The foliage

With the green paint, paint leaves between the flowers. Don't forget to put a few petals and a few leaves at the base of the watering can for a more natural look.

Step 4

To finish

With a dark pencil (black or brown), go over the lines of the watering can to bring out details and shadows.

Step 5

The bouquet

To give more volume to the bouquet without weighing it down, add leaves here and there using the green pencil.
The leaves can be colored, have veins or simply show their traces.

Step 6

Adding splash

Using the blue watercolor paint, draw a random shape around the watering can. Before the paint dries, use a straw to blow into it, and direct the color to create a nice splashing shape.

Simply Watercolour

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour is a perfect starting point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with the watercolour technique. The colours wet easily onto the surface, and can be thinned with water to create washes and offer great value for money.

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Simply Watercolour Brushes

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour Brushes are made from natural hair in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit almost any need.

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Simply Watercolour Paper

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour Paper has a medium grain textured surface, perfect for the application of watercolour and gouache, as well as for drawing and ink techniques. It is perfect for hobbyists willing to experiment watercolour paintings.

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Simply Sketching Pencils

Daler-Rowney Simply offers a comprehensive range of Sketching Pencils sets. Each sets will provide professional or novice artists a variety of sketching pencils allowing them to achieve artistic depth to their sketches.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.