From Blobs to Blooms: Easy Watercolor Florals for Beginners | Joly Poa | Skillshare

From Blobs to Blooms: Easy Watercolor Florals for Beginners

Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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15 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Tips for Beginners

    • 4. How to Hold a Brush

    • 5. Controlling Water

    • 6. Value

    • 7. Brush Stroke Exercise

    • 8. Leaves

    • 9. Fillers

    • 10. Five Petal Flower

    • 11. Rose

    • 12. Tips for Painting Roses

    • 13. Class Project Demo Part 1

    • 14. Class Project Demo Part 2

    • 15. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Way back in 2013 as a watercolor newbie, I would often get frustrated as what appeared on watercolor paper did not match what I had imagined in my mind. I had wanted to paint beautiful roses but would always end up just blobs of paint. 5 years of learning from mistakes and from other amazing artists has made me a much better watercolorist today than I was way back then. And those are what I would like to share with you in this class. It is my sincere hope that watching my classes would shorten that learning curve for you, and I am hoping that you would be able to pick up some new techniques.

This class is for beginners and I made it really easy to follow. We will talk about choosing materials, holding brushes, and painting different brush strokes to form a flower. I will be sharing with you my favorite rose technique! As the class progresses, we will be adding some leaves and fillers. This will enable you to form a mini floral bouquet by the end of the class. These mini floral bouquets may be used for invitations, greeting cards, or as gifts. Many, such as myself, display these in our homes or workplaces to have something to appreciate in the middle of a busy day.

And of course, I am going to give you tips on how to not end up with just blobs on your paper.


Remember to enjoy the process of painting. 

Happy Painting!