Christmas Watercolor Flower Tutorial

Happy December! I’m in full Christmas mode over here and frankly have been for about a month now, but true to my purest tradition, I did not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving (well, our first Thanksgiving that was actually a week before the calendar date, but I still waited so high-five-to-me). Now that December is here, the gloves are off and my whole house is covered in greenery, lights and all of the candles that I can safely add into my otherwise dark and dreary house (thank you, Michigan winters).

So while I do not usually go very theme heavy for my calendars, I went pretty all out Christmas cheer for this one (though I did shy away from a Poinsettia again this year) and I am loving it. Hopefully you love it too because it’s what I’ve got to share with you today!

As I mentioned in the video, I added this design to my Society6 account and also have this item available as a print in my shop. Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed the video! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below this blog post, or you can see the list of the supplies that I used by scrolling through the detailed items below!

My favorite watercolor supplies:

If I were starting from scratch, this is the kit I would probably start with:

Ivory Black:

Chinese White:

Cadmium Red:

Alizarin Chrimson:

Burnt Umber:

Raw Sienna:

Yellow Ochre:

Terre Verte (Yellow Shade):

Sap Green:

Ultramarine Blue:


Burnt Sienna:

Cadmium Yellow:

Permanent Rose:

Strathmore 300 Paper:

Brushes (I’m not picky, so I might not be the best person to ask, but these are similar to what I am currently using):

As a side note, I have heard GREAT things about Daniel Smith watercolors but have not ventured very far with them yet. Check them out if your curious:

2019 wall calendar design featuring 12 watercolor botanicals. #watercolorflowers #watercolortutorial #botanicalcalendar


As I mentioned in the video, I have a 2019 Wall Calendar featuring a series of 12 watercolor flowers in this style, as well as a printable Appointment Calendar with the same watercolor flowers on it. And, of course, if you are hoping to use the free desktop calendar featuring this artwork, you can find that file here!

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