with Anna Mason
Online Class

Realistic Watercolors Step by Step

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Overview

Learn how to paint watercolor flowers and more step by step with online video lessons from award-winning artist Anna Mason. Start with how to choose a reference photo, set up your workspace and outline your subject matter: a rose. With your outline complete, see how to create petals by layering tones from light to dark. Next, paint a lifelike stamen and build skills for balancing tones. Move on to rendering a lovely flower bud and get tips for avoiding muddy colors, increasing contrast and creating highlights that add depth to your work. Expand the number of greens on your palette as Anna guides you through painting convincing leaves, stems and thorns. Plus, discover tricks for finishing your painting beautifully by establishing crisp edges, using color-correcting techniques and refining the level of contrast in your piece.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h43m

Included in this Class

1. Working With Watercolor
25m

1. Working With Watercolor

Meet Anna Mason and get started discovering the simplicity behind painting with watercolors. Develop your painter's eye with watercolor basics as Anna helps you uncover the secret to layering watercolors. You'll also learn her brush techniques for painting fine details. Think small!

2. Preparing to Paint
22m

2. Preparing to Paint

Set up your workspace for success! Anna will provide techniques for taking the best reference photo to work from, no fancy camera required. Then get started working on a realistic pencil outline of a flower by either tracing or using Anna's measurements technique for an accurate rendering.

3. Painting the Petals
31m

3. Painting the Petals

Start painting petals with Anna's layering technique. Begin by placing the lightest pink tones, then move to your darker pinks and finally your midtones to gradually build up color. You'll finish by filling gaps and refining your contrast.

1. Working With Watercolor

1. Working With Watercolor

2. Preparing to Paint

2. Preparing to Paint

3. Painting the Petals

3. Painting the Petals

4. Painting the Stamen & Reassessing Petals

4. Painting the Stamen & Reassessing Petals

5. Painting the Bud

5. Painting the Bud

6. Painting the Leaves & Stem

6. Painting the Leaves & Stem

7. Finishing Details & Assessing Contrast

7. Finishing Details & Assessing Contrast

Recommended with this class

    • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper
    • Brushes: Anna Mason Set, Rosemary & Co. (UK), Sizes 3/0, 0, 1, 3, 5