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with Mary Murphy
Online Class

Watercolor Flower Bouquet

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h16m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Mary Murphy, and learn more about watercolor and some of the techniques covered in your class.

2. Watercolor Techniques

2. Watercolor Techniques

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.

3. Value: Scaling Lights & Darks

3. Value: Scaling Lights & Darks

Learn how to scale the lights and darks in your work as you paint a monochromatic value study.

Recommended with this class

  • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper