Four Leaf Clover Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor four leaf clover and Faber-Castell watercolors

A St. Patrick's Day watercolor tutorial! Create your own luck of the Irish with a step-by-step watercolor four leaf clover tutorial by artist Mou Saha. When complete, keep for yourself or share your good luck with a friend.


Recommended Materials:

Watercolors in Pans 48ct - #FC169748

Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #264 Dark Phthalo Green - #FC167478

Watercolor paper (trimmed to 6 x 4½ inches)

White cardstock

Small round paint brush ( I used 000)



 Watercolor pan and paper

Color the textured side of the water color paper with various shades of green watercolors.

Paper painted green

The color coverage doesn’t need to be solid.

Watercolor four leaf clover and scissors

Draw a four-leaf clover (about 3 x 4 inches) on white cardstock and cut out with fine tipped scissors.

Watercolor four leaf clover and watercolor pan

Lay the cut-out clover at about the center of the colored paper and paint a dotted outline around it using the metallic 353 watercolor.

 Watercolor pan and green watercolor painting

Fill out the entire space around the clover with metallic dots.

If the clover seems to get lost in the subtle metallic shin, add some more green to it.  

Watercolor four leaf clover and Pitt Artist Pen

Color two small strips of cardstock with the Metallic 353 Pan Watercolor.

When dry, use your Pitt Artist Pen Dark Phthalo Green 264** in Brush (B) tip to write ‘Good Luck’.

Attach the strips to the center of the clover to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha


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