Join award-winning artist Nan Carey and learn how to paint watercolor flowers that blossom with vibrant hues! Begin by easily transferring the image of a lily, and dive into color-mixing to create an array of lush, beautiful hues. Follow along with Nan to apply soft, delicate washes of color to your floral composition, and discover how to use wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques to create light, luminous petals and leaves. You’ll learn how to preserve white areas in your painting to act as highlights, and how to depict shadows that create a sense of depth and dimension. Explore glazing to enhance your work with rich layers of color, and then practice your new skills with a second composition: a radiant rose. You’ll also learn how to instantly create texture, erase your mistakes, choose the right brushes and set up your workstation — everything you need to know to paint exquisite watercolor flowers any time you want! See video about this class here.
- Paper: 9″ x 12″ (22.8 cm x 30.5 cm) 140-pound hot press watercolor block
- Watercolor paints: Opera, Chrome Yellow, Leaf Green, Permanent Green No. 1, Compose Green No. 2, Cerulean Blue, Lavender Burnt Sienna
- Brushes: a variety of synthetic round, wash and flat wash brushes
- White artist’s tape
- Graphite transfer paper
- 2 pre-cut mats, Arctic White, 11″ × 14″ (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm), optional