Free Watercolor Painting Lessons

"Lily Pond"

By Ronnie Cramer
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I recently splurged and got a 24-pan set of Schmincke Horadam watercolors, which I used for this painting.

Paint

Initial Drawing

Initial Drawing
My friend Victoria has a beautiful lily pond outside her home in North Carolina. This drawing of it was done with a 6B Mars Lumograph pencil.

May Green

May Green
The dominant visual in the pond is the collection of lily pads, so I started there - using May Green mixed with a dab of Cadmium Yellow Light.

New Colors

New Colors
Next I added various new colors from the palette - including Indigo and Venetian Red, plus a thin layer of Prussian Blue on the lily pads.

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