# Beautiful Magnolia Watercolour Flower Painting Tutorial! No Masking Fluid? No Problem!
Welcome to my stunning Magnolia watercolor painting tutorial! In this video, I will show you how to paint a light-colored magnolia flower without the use of masking fluid. If you don’t have access to masking fluid or prefer not to use it, this tutorial is perfect for you.
To begin, I will be using a simple color palette consisting of four colors: ultramarine, quinacridone magenta, hansa yellow light, and quinacridone gold. These colors will allow us to achieve beautiful and natural tones in our painting.
I have already sketched the magnolia onto rough 300g/m watercolor paper using an HB pencil. Using a size 6 round brush, I will paint wet into wet with very light tonal values, starting with quinacridone magenta and lots of water.
Next, I will mix ultramarine and hansa yellow light to create a yellow-green hue. This will be applied wet on dry with a size 6 brush, gently tickling the paint onto the paper. I will also drop in some quinacridone gold for added texture and color variation.
For the stems, I will use a mixture of the primary colors to create a more neutral tone. Starting with a yellow-green base, I will switch to wet on dry and introduce slightly warmer tones with wet into wet application.
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As we move to the background, I will paint some of the magnolias wet on dry, keeping them very pale to create depth. The magenta and a pale gray-green will be used for the fuzzy background magnolias, as well as the stems.
Once the painting has dried, I will work on the center of the magnolia, using magenta wet on dry and pushing some water down into the center for a darker tone. Using a plastic card, I will scratch thin vein lines into the paper to add detail.
I will continue to build up the darks and details using dilute grays and the three primary colors mixed together. The plastic card will also be helpful in creating thin lines and adding texture.
Now, I will wet the background using a size 14 brush and apply ultramarine wet into wet, leaving white gaps for a semi-abstract sky. Damp into damp application with a mixture of ultramarine, magenta, and quinacridone gold will create dark stems.
To really make the magnolia pop, I will darken the areas around the edges using dark tones. Softening and blending with clean water will enhance the contrast with the lighter watercolor paper.
By following these techniques, you can achieve stunning results without the need for masking fluid. This tutorial is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.
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Paper: Millford Watercolour Paper 300g/m – 12 x 9 inches on block.
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BRUSHES: Size 2, 4 6, 10 & 14 Round Black Velvet Brushes Silver Brush: https://www.jacksonsart.com/silver-brush-black-velvet-squirrel-risslon-brush-series-3000s-round-size-10?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=51ef186e18dc00c2d31982567235c559
Daniel Smith – Hansa Yellow Light (Cadmium Yellow Pale)
Jackson’s Art – Quinacridone Gold (Raw Sienna)
Schmincke Quinacridone Magenta (Permanent Rose)
Schmincke Ultramarine (Cobalt Blue)
W&N White Gouache.
Jacksons Trio Waterpot.
Music: Frolic – E’s Jammy Jams.
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