Beginning Watercolor: Basic Color, Washes, Wet on Dry & Wet on Wet Techniques

Anne LaFollette, Illustrator & Pattern Designer

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9 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials and Class Project

    • Warm Up: Color & Transparency

    • Warm Up: Wash Techniques

    • Loose Roses

    • Poppies

    • Eucalyptus

    • Bonus lesson: Still Life Bouquet - Timelapse

    • Final Thoughts & Next Steps


About This Class


Join me and let's practice some basic watercolor techniques together!

We'll play with:

  • color transparency
  • washes
  • wet on dry, and
  • wet on wet techniques

Watercolor is super fun and yields wonderful and sometimes surprising results.

After two warm up exercises, we'll paint loose roses, poppies and eucalyptus leaves together.

At the end,  I've included a bonus lesson where I demonstrate how to turn some of our watercolor elements into a pretty still life floral bouquet.

Let's get started!



9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Anne is an excellent instructor!
Wonderful step-by-step instructions. So many basic tips, which were just what i was looking for. Thank you!
I love all of Anne's classes and this one is no exception! I am not a painter, but have always wanted to get the "painterly" look. So, I decided to give it a go. Anne's class gave me the confidence and skills I needed in order to create my first watercolor florals. Her lessons are detailed, yet very accessible. Thanks for teaching me a new skill, Anne! I cannot wait to paint more. :)
Jen Koym

Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator





Anne LaFollette

Illustrator & Pattern Designer

Hi everyone!

I'm Anne and it's nice to meet you!

After a long career in the corporate world, I got laid off! Instead of seeing that as a disaster, I decided it was a sign that it was finally time for ME. I dusted off all of my old art supplies and a new career in illustration and pattern design emerged! 

I love to create pretty patterns and floral illustrations are my jam!  Sharing my tips and techniques with students here on Skillshare ...

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