How to Paint: Watercolor Houseplants | Monstera

Audrey Ko, Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

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12 Videos (1h 39m)
    • Welcome video

    • Supplies Overview

    • Sketching Practice

    • Color Mixing

    • How to Tape Your Painting

    • Sketching the Final Painting

    • Painting the First Layers

    • Painting the Second Layer

    • Painting the Third Layer

    • Painting the Final Layer

    • Painting the Background

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class


This is the fourth and final of the houseplants series: the Monstera! Check out the other plants in this series:

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

The Monstera is probably one of the most recognizable tropical plant. Its large leaves that sometimes look like swiss cheese because of the holes make it such an interesting subject to paint. Using your observation, sketching, color mixing, and basic watercolor skills, you're going to create a unique work of art!

Please note that a few parts of this class that will be in timelapse ("Sketching the Final Painting" and "Painting the Background").

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!

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19 of 19 students recommendSee All

very comprehensive painting class. love it!
Very well explained and she really shows you exactly how to work your brush and paints. I loved this class! It will not only help me paint monstera leaves, but in all my future watercolor endeavors!
I really enjoyed this class! I've been interested in learning how to paint monstera leaves for a while, but didn't know where to start. Audrey did a great job breaking down the steps! I particularly liked how she tailored the color mixing section to this project and demonstrated how to use layers very clearly. This was a fun class!
Danielle Rothman

Modern Calligrapher in NYC





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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