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Creative watercolors: how to paint vibrant flowers

Suki Lopi, Artist, Skillshare teacher

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8 Videos (19m)
    • Presentation

    • Sketching

    • Background fun

    • Finding petals

    • Lower petals

    • Upper petals

    • Details

    • Final words


About This Class


Ever feel anxious at the idea of watercolor floral painting? Is it too delicate, too difficult? Will it not look like the model?

How about a fun and easy technique to paint flowers, where you can actually forget about copying a model and truly enjoy the painting process? And the bonus is that when your brushstrokes are spontaneous and free, your final painting looks more lively and your flowers more vibrant and fresh.

In this class I will take you through a few easy steps to paint beautiful pansies, but you can apply this technique to other types of flowers:

-choosing one or two reference photos and a palette

-becoming familiar with the flower’s shape by sketching it a few times

-creating a loose watercolor background, finding nice spots in it and drawing the flowers shapes accordingly

-painting the petals with tips and tricks for a natural and beautiful look

-adding pencil details

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

This is a wonderful class, with a great example how to paint a beautiful blurry background. Perfect for spring!
Shiho Arich


Really love the looseness of this class and I would love to see more classes like this with other flowers ... tulips or daisies perhaps. Thanks!!
This is such a wonderful class. I was instantly attracted by the cover image and the painting and drawing process is even more interesting. This technique is a beautiful mix of trusting and surrendering to what will happen and control of the details. Well done, Suki and thank you for some new techniques! (O and I love the matching nail polish.)
Lucy Lambriex

Photo & video teacher for the camera shy





Suki Lopi

Artist, Skillshare teacher

Hello, I'm Sandrine (or Suki Lopi, my beloved artist name)!

I am an artist who loves using all kinds of media and especially watercolors. I occasionally design patterns in Procreate, and also enjoy working on digital collages.

I sell my art on print on demand websites, such as Society6 and Redbubble.

Although I strongly admire artists who can perfectly reproduce what they see, it is not my personal aim to do so. I favour creativity and imagination over realism and per...

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