Easy Watercolor Anemones Using Layering Technique

Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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10 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Surikomi vs Toothbrush

    • 4. How to Achieve Transparency

    • 5. Layered Leaves Exercise

    • 6. Painting an Anemone Part 1

    • 7. Painting an Anemone Part 2

    • 8. Class Project

    • 9. Bonus Class Project

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


One of the things that I love about watercolor is being able to achieve that transparency. I love how we can paint strokes on top of each other and still be able to see the layers underneath. Today, we are going to learn how to paint watercolor anemones using the layering technique. 

To start the class, we will talk about the materials that you need and one of them is the Surikomi brush. Because it is difficult to find this brush, we are going to use an alternative brush that we can find in our homes which is a toothbrush! Interesting, right? 

Here are the topics that we will learn: 

  • How to paint marks using a toothbrush
  • How to achieve transparency
  • Do's and Don'ts of layering
  • How to paint layered leaves
  • Painting simple flower exercises using layering
  • Painting a half wreath

This class is suitable for beginners or for anybody who wants to try a different style for painting watercolor florals. 

At the end of the class, using all the skills that you learned, you will be able to accomplish painting a half wreath with an Anemone and layered leaves.

This will be a fun and easy class! :) Let's grab our brush and start painting!