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Expressive Florals: A 7 Day Painting Challenge

Juliet Meeks, Designer and Artist

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11 Videos (55m)
    • Intro

    • Supplies + Inspiration

    • Warm Up with Leaves

    • Day 1: Poppies

    • Day 2: Tall Larkspur

    • Day 3: Lilies

    • Day 4: Geraniums

    • Day 5: Iris

    • Day 6: Hydrangeas

    • Day 7: Peruvian Lily

    • Bonus Video: Scanning + Photoshop


About This Class


For this 7-day challenge, I will be guiding you through painting seven different species of watercolor florals in a playful illustrative style.  We will be looking at the materials you will need if you are brand new to watercolor and where to find inspiration. I’ll be explaining my painting choices along the way, and how and why I use certain materials to help guide you. This class is all about encouraging you to find your own style of watercolor florals, with my techniques as your starting inspiration!

As a bonus video, I will share how to scan and clean up your illustrations in Photoshop. I encourage you to complete all florals in 7 days in a row, but you are welcome to stop and come back to finish at anytime at your own pace. Doing this challenge consistently over one week will help you stay in the groove, and help you to develop your style intuitively. 

This class is great for beginner watercolor artists, but is also for any experience level. 

• Follow my guide to painting different florals over a 7-day challenge
• Start and stop the challenge at your own pace
• Start to find your own watercolor painting style with my tips as guidance
• Perfect for beginners new to watercolor
• Bonus: learn how to scan and clean up your artwork for further use

Share your illustrations on Instagram with us by using the class hashtag #expressivefloralschallenge and I will be sharing your work on my Instagram stories!

Music: "Fretless"
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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

45 of 46 students recommendSee All

Great class, great teacher! Juliet has an easy, natural teaching style that's very encouraging. Also the seven-day challenge really appealed as it seemed more manageable timewise. Having completed it though, I'm now hooked on painting flowers in my sketchbook :)
Tracey Leach

Artist and Illustrator

Very inspirational.
This is a fun class because perfection is not the goal. Step-by-step we see and hear the hows and whys for the demonstrated technique. This breeds artistic freedom and confidence in being able to adapt the lessons to future works.





Juliet Meeks

Designer and Artist

Hi! I'm Juliet Meeks, a designer and artist based in my hometown New Orleans, LA. I have been freelancing and owning my business, Juliet Meeks Design, full-time since June 2015.

No work day is the same, but you can usually find me painting watercolor patterns in my studio, designing products for my online shop, designing branding for clients, or collaborating with other brands on fun products. Or creating classes here on Skillshare!

I'm inspired by creating with my hand...

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