Leaf placement is no easy task when painting a loose style floral piece. For this reason I have decided to create a whole tutorial where I paint a simple flower composition and I explain where and how I add leaves.

In general, you want you leaves to frame the flowers you have painted. I usually start to paint the main flowers first, and then I add leaves as I progress with the painting or at the end.

Leaves can help you to balance your floral composition. It is really important to place them in the right place and achieve an overall balanced flower painting.

I hope this tutorial will help you to understand where to place leaves in your watercolor floral paintings! It takes time and practice to master this process, remember this while you paint. Enjoy the process!

Where to Place Leaves in a Watercolor Floral Painting

00:00 Intro
00:26 Flowers first
08:38 Adding leaves – How to
13:50 Final thoughts on leaves placement

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