Holiday Candle Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor Candles with a Watercolor Pan

A watercolor tutorial for the Holiday season! Learn how to paint watercolor candles with Watercolor Pans with this tutorial by artist Mou Saha. After you are finished, display your art as Holiday decor or use as a greeting card to send to loved ones.  

Recommended Art Materials:

Goldfaber Graphite Sketch Pencil

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220

Watercolor Pans, Set of 48 - #169748

Watercolor paper

A candle sketch with a graphite pencil

Fold your paper to create a card of your chosen size. Mine is about 5x7 inches. Lightly sketch a set of candles with Holiday accents using Goldfaber Graphite Sketch 6B Pencil.

A watercolor painting in progress

Color the candles with the Pan Watercolor shades #117 Light Cadmium Red, #118 Scarlet Red, #126 Permanent Carmine, #219 Deep Scarlet Red, #133 Magenta, and #226 Alizarin Crimson.

Watercolor candle painting with a Watercolor Pan

Paint the leaves with Pan Watercolor shades #264 Dark Phthalo Green, #166 Grass Green and #278 Chrome Oxide Green. Color the tag with Pan Watercolor shades #183 Light Yellow Ochre and #190 Venetian Red.

Watercolor candle card with Watercolor Pans

Paint the background surface with a blend of Pan Watercolor shades #234 Cold Grey V and #199 Black. Add details to the leaves, twines, berries and fill up any missed spots in the composition with the Pan Watercolors.

Finally, add the halo around the lit candles with #109 Dark Chrome Yellow.

Whether you are creating multicultural seasonal greetings or universal sentiments, the range of Faber-Castell Pan Watercolors can open up infinite possibilities!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha


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