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13 Videos (1h 15m)
    • Introduction

    • Mixing Paint

    • Lipstick Plant Leaf

    • Jade Leaves

    • Marigold Leaf

    • Orchid Leaf

    • Purple Oxalis

    • Nasturtium Leaf Part 1

    • Nasturtium Leaf Part 2

    • Rose Leaves Part 1

    • Rose Leaves Part 2

    • Rose Leaves Part 3

    • On Your Own


About This Class

In this class I'll share how I paint leaves with watercolor using different watercolor techniques and seven types of leaves as examples.

The skills I'll demonstrate include:

  • mixing paint for a general palette using pan watercolor paints
  • observing a subject and creating preliminary pencil sketches 
  • wet on wet washes
  • wet on dry washes
  • lifting paint with a damp brush
  • layering paint
  • mixing color on the page
  • painting fine details

These skills can be used in many other watercolor applications.

The leaves I paint in this class are from the following plants:

  • lipstick plant
  • jade plant
  • marigold
  • orchid
  • oxalis
  • nasturtium
  • rose


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Love Anne´s classes!!
Angelica Venegas

I love to create and design, for make others happy

Very nice class , thank you ! Really enjoyed it !
Anne, this was a beautiful class. I am very new-no training, just passion to learn. While my leaves were not the greatest, in my mind, I learned to let my paint dry before adding the next lay and that it takes many layers for the piece to look nice. I also learned about mixing colour, using different much to practice. Thank you for your calm voice and I look forward to more of your classes.





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 am an artist who strives to creates something each day and encourages you to embrace your creativity, too.

My paintings have been exhibited across the country and collected around the world. My art has been featured in magazines and in the spring of 2016 I released my first fabric collection. If I hadn't taken that first leap none of this would have been possible.

You, too, are creative. You, too, are surrounded by beauty, living in a world filled with joy. Claim that joy. Pay attention to the little things, listen to whispers of magic coming from nature and the garden, reconnect to the part of you that believes in giant strawberries.

Do something creative each day.

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