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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Crocus - Spring Awakening - Acrylic - by artist Donna Richards

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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Crocus - Spring Awakening - Acrylic - by artist Donna Richards

Downloadable E-Painting Pattern

Media: Acrylic or Watercolour


"Crocus - Spring Awakening" by Artist Donna Richards is an Acrylic/Watercolor style painting

Paintings such as this one can be done in a watercolor style even if you don’t use watercolor paints or add a watercolor medium to the acrylic just by using watercolor techniques and painting in thin washes of color and blending out with clear clean water.  

I used acrylic paint but did not use Watercolor Medium in this painting but that is always an option. If you want to use Watercolor Medium prepare the paint using an equal amount of the medium and mix thoroughly on a waxed palette using a palette knife (mix for 1 to 2 minutes) and then transfer to the wells of a watercolor palette and proceed from there according to directions.   

The painting techniques and instructions are exactly the same whether you use acrylic or actual watercolors.

This design was painted with DecoArt Traditions Acrylic paint using watercolor techniques!  Of course regular watercolor paints can be used if you prefer.

DecoArt Traditions™ Artist Acrylic

Dioxazine Purple (DAT31)

Quinacridone Violet (DAT33)

Raw Sienna (DAT43)

Burnt Umber (DAT46)

Sap Green (DAT59)

Teal Green (DAT21)

Perinone Orange (DAT08)

Hansa Yellow (DAT14)

Warm White (DAT36)


DecoArt Traditions™ Brushes

(It is important to use brushes that are in excellent shape and rounds that come to a fine point.)

Round #5 (TB25)

0 Liner (TB12)

Filbert #8 (TB42)

Filbert #12 (TB44)

Flat #12 (TB35)


Surface & Supplies:

300# Watercolor Paper- Cold Press 9”x12” size (you can use a different weight of paper but the heavier 300# is the easiest to work on)


Tracing Paper

Grey Graphite Transfer Paper

Ultra Fine Tip Permanent Marker

Kneaded Eraser

2 water basins

Paper Towels

Painters Tape or masking Tape

Waxed Palette Paper

Wet Palette

Watercolor Palette (A round 7” palette with 10 wells is adequate)




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  • 5
    Fun to paint

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Mar 2018

    This was fun to paint - great detailed instruction and lots of step photos made it easy to follow and paint! Excellent teacher!

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