Learn to Paint Watercolor Orchids

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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11 Videos (56m)
    • Introduction

    • Orchid inspiration

    • Observing and Sketching

    • Painting Practice Part 1

    • Painting Practice Part 2

    • Painting Practice Part 3

    • Painting Roots

    • Putting it all Together Part 1

    • Stems

    • Putting it all Together Part 2

    • On Your Own


About This Class

Orchids are beautiful, exotic, colorful plants. Their dramatic shapes and colors make them perfect subjects for painting. 

In this class I share my technique for painting orchids with watercolor.

We start by observing the flowers and plants and sketching them to get a feel for their shapes.

Then I demonstrate how to paint the individual elements: flowers, buds leaves, stems and roots.

Finally I take you through the painting of an orchid plant with multiple flowers, buds, leaves and roots.

Throughout the entire process I share my tips and tricks for success with watercolors.

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Anne really does a great job of having you see the flower. She's an amazingly detailed artist. I'm so jealous but I'm thankful I can watch her videos over and over. All of the ones I've watched are so full of information. Thanks, Anne.
Linda Smith

I love art.





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 crea...

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