Dog Violet


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Botanical Watercolour Flower Study – Dog Violet PDF Painting Tutorial

The Dog Violet is the most familiar wild violet here in the UK.  From late March through to June they can be seen in hedgerows, grasslands and woodlands.  Sadly the flower has no scent which is a shame.  However, it is a really important plant for various species of fritillary butterfly which lay their eggs on it.  They will also dine on it too!

This project was originally intended as a small design that could be painted onto a card.  It would be really suitable for a spring birthday or special occasion.  I’ve focused on a single petal within this study and then leave you to replicate what you have learnt on the remaining 4 petals.  You can of course re-read the PDF and work through the process alongside me for each petal if you so wish.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Dog Violet in a matter of minutes.  You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!  You will receive a 22-page PDF document.  Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

Botanical Watercolour Flower Study - Dog Violet PDF Painting Tutorial

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Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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