Creating a Seasonal Watercolour Wreath

The wreath outline ready for painting - 10x10 inches
The wreath outline ready for painting – 10×10 inches

I love wreaths and in fact still have my Christmas one (artificial) hanging on the inside of my kitchen door! I see gorgeous autumn and Spring ones and love the rustic, natural look of them all. When I go onto Pinterest I heart loads of them as they are so appealing to me.

With Christmas coming this is a great excuse to get all those gorgeous colours and shapes of holly, mistletoe and poinsettia woven together in a magical painted wreath.

I researched images on the internet and printed some off a couple of weeks ago and then spent a quiet evening drawing them into my sketchbook and shading the holly leaves.

simple sketches I made of Christmas flowers and leaves - 10x12 inches
simple sketches I made of Christmas flowers and leaves – 10×12 inches

Once I had drawn these elements freehand to get my “stamp” onto them I traced them and then transferred them carefully onto a larger piece of watercolour paper – overlapping and intertwining them as I went to create the wreath.

I am looking forward to starting to paint this tomorrow – watch this space.

Have you ever painted or made any floral wreaths of your own?

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