How to Paint: Watercolor Houseplants | Boston Fern

Audrey Ko, Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

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6 Videos (34m)
    • Welcome Video

    • Supplies Overview

    • Sketching

    • Putting it Together Part 1

    • Putting it Together Part 2

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Welcome to How to Paint: Houseplants edition!

This is the second of the houseplants series: the Boston Fern! Check out the other plants in this series:

  1. Fiddleleaf Fig Plant
  2. Boston Fern
  3. Pothos Plant 
  4. Monstera


Painting the Boston Fern may look intimidating at first, but I'll help break it down into simple steps so that you can paint it with confidence!

Using your observation, sketching, color mixing, and basic watercolor skills, you'll be able to paint this plant with your eyes closed.

Try painting this and then digitizing it (in my other Skillshare class!) to print it on cards, mugs, decals, and more.

Don't forget to make a project for this class so I can see all your wonderful works. If you're on Instagram, please tag me (@ThingsUnseenDesigns), and use #WatercolorWithTUD! I love to feature my students and their work!

See you in class!

14 of 14 students recommendSee All

Great class! Biggest take-away I will be applying in my painting is a) how to incorporate different angles, first with sketches and then on the actual painting b) layers
On my to do list...get a Boston fern for my home. It will become another piece of my fern-iture. Love your class.
Jeanette Jackson

Cake Artist, Illustrator

Nicely broken down in a step-by-step format. Easy to follow and Audrey is encouraging and pleasant to listen to. Great project for learning the patient art of layering lights to darks with watercolour.





Audrey Ko

Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

I’m Audrey, owner of and creative behind Things Unseen Designs.

I believe that everyone is creative.

My mission is to spark the creativity in all of us.


I come from a family with creative roots. Both of my paternal grandparents were painters, my grandmother specifically with watercolors. My parents have a fondness for music...

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