Learn to Paint Detailed Watercolor Illustrations: A Nasturtium Flower

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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9 Videos (49m)
    • Introduction

      1:29
    • Materials

      3:50
    • Studying and Sketching the Flower

      3:29
    • Mixing Paint

      4:37
    • Painting the First Layers

      6:45
    • Adding Layers

      10:31
    • More Layers and Details

      10:57
    • Final Details

      6:26
    • On Your Own

      1:20

About This Class

In this class I take you step by step through my painting process as I create a detailed watercolor illustration of a nasturtium flower.

I share my favorite tools and supplies, take you to my garden to look for a subject and then I show you how I paint from initial sketch to final details. Along the way I share my tips and suggestions for how to get the best results, how to react to the process and how to deal with mistakes.

By starting with simple compositions of single botanicals, you will be able to build your skills. Eventually you can take what you learn from simpler paintings and apply those skills to more complex pieces.

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This is such awesome class, features detailed explanation of every stroke that Anne makes and it is easy to follow.
Elena Vladinova

Doodling architect :)

Anne does a great job of explaining what she is doing and why, She doesn't try to rush through things, but rather just works at her customary speed and method, not "speeding up" the process, so you learn exactly the steps and patience it takes to paint a successful watercolor. Good job; she helps me learn!
These videos detail the steps and processes needed to understand how to view, sketch, and paint with water colors, especially the layering techniques for achieving depth and realism. Very helpful.

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Anne Butera

watercolor artist, pattern designer

For a long time I denied my identity as an artist, but in 2010 I decided to reclaim it.

Regaining my creativity didn't quite work out as I had planned. In truth, on my first attempt at leaping for my dreams I fell flat on my face. That experience, though painful, has put me on what I call a Mission of Beauty and Joy.

Today I work as a freelance botanical artist.

I strive to create something each day and am passionate about encouraging you to embrace your creativit...

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