Dance with Your Brush: Paint Expressive Watercolor Florals

Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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22 Lessons (2h 22m)
    • 1. Introduction Video

      2:49
    • 2. Class Overview

      2:59
    • 3. Materials

      4:35
    • 4. Quill vs Round

      4:37
    • 5. How to Hold a Brush

      2:03
    • 6. What is a Quill Brush

      4:07
    • 7. Controlling Water

      3:22
    • 8. How to Mix Paint

      2:06
    • 9. Brush Stroke Drills

      7:53
    • 10. Petal Strokes Part 1

      11:23
    • 11. Petal Strokes Part 2

      10:18
    • 12. Fading Technique

      1:34
    • 13. Leaves Part 1

      3:58
    • 14. Leaves Part 2 Leafy Wreath

      11:22
    • 15. Delphinium

      10:08
    • 16. Dahlia

      8:23
    • 17. Class Project: Bright Florals Part 1

      10:37
    • 18. Class Project: Bright Florals Part 2

      12:20
    • 19. Expressive Pink Florals Part 1

      7:27
    • 20. Expressive Pink Floral Part 2

      9:09
    • 21. Bonus Video Flowers in a Vase

      9:03
    • 22. Final Thoughts

      1:48
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About This Class

One of my favorite brushes to use for expressive watercolor florals is a quill brush. I love how it follows my hand gestures and how it creates unique strokes for painting flowers. It may be an intimidating brush for beginners but in this class, I will guide you step by step on how to use this brush and unlock your creativity.

Here are the topics that we will cover: 

  • Materials
  • Definition of Quill Brush
  • Difference Between Quill and Round Brush
  • How to Control Water
  • How to Mix Paint
  • How to Hold a Brush
  • Brush Stroke Drills 
  • Petal Strokes
  • Leaf Strokes and Leafy Wreath
  • Delphinium
  • Dahlia
  • Expressive Pink Flowers
  • Bright Floral Arrangement
  • BONUS: Flowers in a Vase

This class is packed with a lot of exercises! All the videos were filmed in real time so you can paint along with me. At the end of the class, you will be able 4 different projects. The class is suitable for beginners or seasoned artists who want to explore using a quill brush.

I believe that each one of us has a unique way of painting and this class will guide in exploring different strokes and help you interpret expressive florals in your own unique way.

Happy Painting!