Watercolor Coleus

Watercolor Coleus


Coleus is a common garden plant. Its colorful leaves bring brightness to shady corners. Like many common plants this one begged me to paint it. The leaves appear almost tie-dyed and make a perfect subject for watercolor.

This delicate original watercolor painting depicts a single colorful stem of coleus. The leaves are mottled rust with green, maroon, amber and brown. The stems are a bright green with rusty red speckles.

This painting captures the beauty of the coleus leaves, but it is also a reminder to slow down and notice the details and beauty of the ordinary. Frame it and hang it where it can whisper its magic to you each day.


Paper Size: 4” x 8” (10.2 cm x 20.3 cm)
Image Size: 3” x 6.25” (7.6 cm x 15.9 cm)
Paper: professional, heavyweight (140 lb), acid free watercolor paper
Paint: artist grade watercolors from a variety of manufacturers
Palette: rust, maroon, copper, amber, chartreuse, brown, lime

Every order is lovingly gift wrapped with a handwritten note. You can see examples in the last photos.

Painting is unframed. Painting is signed with my initials. 

Note: Image copyright and reproduction rights are not included with the painting. 

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