Watercolor Blooming Flowers

Bloom into spring with some watercolor blooming flowers. With just some water, paper, and paint, you can create your own whimsical garden.


  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint brush
  • Paint palette 
  • Water
  • Pen (preferably waterproof)
  • Tape (optional)


Begin by painting blooms of different shapes and sizes on your paper. A bloom is when wet paint is dropped or tapped onto a wet surface, causing the paint to bleed and “bloom” out. You can create blooms on surfaces that have water on them or on areas of wet paint. When dropping paint onto water, the bloom will be a single color, whereas dropping paint on a painted area (that is still wet) will create the two colors to mix together. I suggest trying both to see which you prefer. For both types of blooms, simply paint an area with either water or wet paint. After washing your brush, load paint onto your brush and tap it gently onto the wet surface.


Once your blooms are fully dried, use a pen to sketch out various flowers atop the blooms. Let the shapes of your blooms guide the shapes and types of flowers you draw. Don’t worry about aligning the blooms perfectly with your outlines. Play around with drawing different kinds of petals, stems, and leaves. To add depth, add both thicker lines and detail lines within the flowers. 

Your garden is complete!

Music Credit:

Music by Jahzzar