Greenhouse Watercolor Jungle (so easy!)

In this video, I show you how to paint loose leaves and foliage in a greenhouse or glasshouse setting – or for a conservatory or terrarium – with a few simple strokes and a few shades of green. 

This watercolour painting tutorial is for all levels and is an easy loose watercolor project that would make an ideal birthday card or small gift for a keen gardener or naturalist. It give you ideas to adapt this project for many backgrounds include garden seating settings, cats and dogs and other features that are found in gardens such as bird tables, bird feeding stations, ponds, sundials and potted plants. 

This watercolor loose modern style painting tutorial is for beginners and all levels of experience. By following it you will begin to learn how to paint for relaxation and emotional healing. These easy and rewarding methods of creating art are perfect for everyone who wants to learn how to paint in genuine watercolor for relaxation and to reduce stress and bring joy. 


The paper I used for this painting was a sheet from my Canson XL Mixed Media sketchbook. It’s 140lb paper and very suitable for the Kuretake paints I used. But any watercolor paper would be suitable really. I used one medium sized round brush and a slightly larger one to paint the background wash. My lines were drawn with a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen, and I used some Poetique brush pens for the flowers at the end. My white lines were drawn with an Artistro white paint pen, size .8mm.

I also used a Meeden ceramic mixing tray which you can find here, as well as the Meeden brushes which I feature in the video.


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