Learn to Paint Detailed Watercolor Illustrations: A Nasturtium Flower

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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9 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:29
    • 2. Materials

      3:50
    • 3. Studying and Sketching the Flower

      3:29
    • 4. Mixing Paint

      4:37
    • 5. Painting the First Layers

      6:45
    • 6. Adding Layers

      10:31
    • 7. More Layers and Details

      10:57
    • 8. Final Details

      6:26
    • 9. 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.