Spring is such a lively, energised time of the year!  Glorious bursts of bright yellow green dot the landscape as fresh new buds pop out.

fresh Spring azaleas watercolor, painting, debiriley.com
Spring Azaleas in Watercolor



fresh spring, watercolor azalea painting, debiriley.com
New Spring Azaleas, Debi Riley    Society 6 debiriley 


Spring Watercolor Fun!

What fun it was to splash, mix the paints and create a bright, colorful and Light drenched watercolor painting of these Spring Azaleas.

Our gardens when we lived in the Pacific Northwest, were always overflowing with azaleas and rhododendrons every new Spring!



  • Arches Watercolor paper cold press
  • Rekab 320s  squirrel watercolor brush
  • Daniel Smith Watercolor paints
  • cobalt teal blue pg50
  • quinacridone gold
  • indigo
  • Skewer
  • toothbrush

Fresh Spring Watercolor Azaleas

My Creation Process

I painted on dry paper to start off with, changing later to just dampening the paper a little bit in some discreet areas.

Using the Rekab’s ultra mini fine point to draw and paint the flower shapes with my lovely cobalt teal.  The leaves were painted next. Then I used the skewer, dipping it inside my Daniel Smith Indigo watercolor tube,  and flicked in a couple of the stamens.

Final touches were an old toothbrush for some textural relief, splatter.

I needed to fine tune  an area by dampened and adding a dash of color here and there; which then completed the Watercolor Spring Azaleas design.


fresh spring azalea painting, cobalt teal blue pg50, debiriley.com
Spring Azalea Mug   Society 6 debiriley 


Loving how my creation,  looks in the  hand carry purse and the mug especially.

I was pleased with my inspirations, motivations as well as the result of all that, my final image!



My new design,  “Spring Watercolor Azaleas”   is now marketed  with  the online shop Society 6 debiriley.


Don’t forget Mother’s Day!  There are lots of other Debi Riley designs as Gift Ideas in this range!!