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13 Videos (1h 15m)
    • Introduction

      1:25
    • Mixing Paint

      3:47
    • Lipstick Plant Leaf

      2:09
    • Jade Leaves

      3:46
    • Marigold Leaf

      6:16
    • Orchid Leaf

      10:53
    • Purple Oxalis

      6:44
    • Nasturtium Leaf Part 1

      4:42
    • Nasturtium Leaf Part 2

      9:18
    • Rose Leaves Part 1

      10:14
    • Rose Leaves Part 2

      5:39
    • Rose Leaves Part 3

      9:40
    • On Your Own

      0:53
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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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Thank you Anne! What a lovely, relaxing class. You are so calming and soothing - your classes always help me to slow down and paint with more patience. Thank you.
Angelique Noll

Writer and Illustrator

Great class. Easy to follow and clear instructions for beautiful work! Thanks ever so much.
Very clear instructions--thank you!

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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 watercolor artist.

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

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