Have you ever painted dew drops – on clover or anything else? They can be a lovely addition to a rose or other flower….anything in springtime if your spring is as wet as mine has been! We have some sunny warm days coming at the end of this week I hope!

I’ve been away from adding to the Green Thumb Watercolor Sketches class for some time now. This will be the fifth lesson in the class, maybe the last; it’s only $7 so I can’t add to it forever, ha! But today I’ll show you a quick version of the lesson in the class, and if you find you want more discussion on each step, or to paint other plants – sign up for the class!

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Tutorial: Watercoloring Dew Drops on Clover

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

A few Tips for Droplets

Start with a light wash – and if you’re bold enough, just paint right through the droplets except to leave white highlights.

Dry the paper well, then add a second pass of thicker pigment. Leave the droplets open, or let a little color in.

Not all the leaves have to be the same – ie not all need a “split”, not all need the same shape. 

Let some droplets melt into the color around them – you can’t always see every edge of a drop.

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Also when learning droplets…

Less is more. It’s real easy to look like you’ve got a clover with measles.

Green Thumb Watercolor Sketches

This is one of the least expensive classes on the website! It’s now got five lessons, which might be it, since $7 for that much is a great deal.  Pop over and try painting some plants with me!


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1 Comment

  1. Gab

    This is just amazing Sandy – I thought you had added clear dew drops!


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