Learn how to paint watercolor flowers with delicate petals, bold blossoms and dramatic light! Explore color theory with fun exercises in mixing hues to convey mood, and create a monochromatic study to hone your skills in depicting lifelike value and depth. Discover compositional strategies for a scene that engages your viewer, and begin painting with fluid transparent washes. Use wet-on-wet blending to build layers of jewel-toned petals, and apply the drybrush technique for detail and texture in your bouquet. Plus, learn surprisingly simple ways to correct any problems, and how to crop and frame your work for the best result.
Meet your instructor, Mary Murphy, and learn more about watercolor and some of the techniques covered in your class.
Watercolors interact in a variety of ways, depending on how you apply them. Murphy demonstrates how to practice the wet-in-wet, drybrush and blossoms techniques and become familiar with the watercolor medium.
Learn how to scale the lights and darks in your work as you paint a monochromatic value study.
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