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How to Paint Peony in 3 Ways

Farah Bidin, Founder of paintstobrushes

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Part 1: Introduction

    • Part 2: Supplies & Materials

    • Part 3: Brush Strokes Exercise

    • Part 4: Round Brush

    • Part 5: Flat Brush

    • Part 6: Chinese Brush

    • Bonus Video: Painting Leaves

    • Closing

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About This Class


If you're a watercolor enthusiast and florals is your favourite subject to paint, you must know that Peonies are one of the most popular flowers to get started of with. Whether you have your own style in painting them or you'd like to bring your painting Peony game a step further, this class is for you!

In this class, I will be sharing with you how I paint the Peony using watercolor in 3 different ways, using 3 different brush; a round brush, a flat brush and a chinese brush. You will explore ideal brush strokes needed to paint the petals of the Peony from the variety of brush types and apply movement of expressive brush strokes to create interesting shapes of the flower petals.

By the end of the class, you will be able to paint the Peony flower by using all of the brush types or any one brush that you feel most comfortable to start of with. Along with practice, you will be able to find your own unique styles using the techniques that are taught in this class.

Here is the link to the list of supplies & materials I'm using in the class:

List of Supplies & Materials

For picture reference, you can follow my Peony Pinterest board or use whatever picture reference you like

Farah's Peony Pinterest board






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Farah Bidin

Founder of paintstobrushes

Farah Bidin started her passion out of a love for watercolor that began as a hobby back in 2016. She then created @paintstobrushes on Instagram to document her progress and journey in watercolor. By staying true to her passion, she shares her self-taught techniques and easy tutorials to help fellow beginners and watercolor enthusiast who shares her love for the medium. Farah is now pursuing her passion for watercolor full time and now teaches watercolor for beginners in her hometown in Kota K...

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