Learn to Paint Watercolor Orchids

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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11 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:11
    • 2. Orchid inspiration

      1:40
    • 3. Observing and Sketching

      5:24
    • 4. Painting Practice Part 1

      5:45
    • 5. Painting Practice Part 2

      9:45
    • 6. Painting Practice Part 3

      4:48
    • 7. Painting Roots

      6:25
    • 8. Putting it all Together Part 1

      9:06
    • 9. Stems

      2:46
    • 10. Putting it all Together Part 2

      8:38
    • 11. On Your Own

      0:44

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.