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Live Encore: Paint Watercolor Vintage Roses

teacher avatar Trupti Karjinni, Artist, Paintmaker, Entrepreneur

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8 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Painting Roses

    • 4. Painting Petals

    • 5. Starting Your Roses

    • 6. Painting Your Leaves

    • 7. Final Accents

    • 8. Final Thoughts

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Bring the joy of spring to any season — by painting beautiful watercolor roses!

Artist, paintmaker and entrepreneur Trupti Karjinni is a watercolor expert. In addition to being a Top Teacher at Skillshare, she’s also the founder of world-renowned art supply company Blue Pine Arts, and the powerhouse behind her watercolor masterclass membership, Thrive with Trupti. In this Skillshare Live session, recorded on Zoom and featuring participation from the Skillshare community, Trupti will pass on her expertise to you, and show you how to bring a little bit of spring into any season by painting soft, gorgeous watercolor roses!

The class will begin with a quick breakdown of the materials you’ll need to follow along with Trupti — she’ll be using vintage colors and gold accents to make her roses really pop! From there, she’ll show you step by step how to create breathtaking watercolor roses of your very own. If you have questions as she works, make sure to stick around until the end; Trupti will take questions from the audience before the session closes, and one of them may ask exactly what you’ve been wondering! 

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Trupti Karjinni

Artist, Paintmaker, Entrepreneur

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Hey there! I'm Trupti Karjinni, an artist and creative entrepreneur based in India. I wear the hats of a Painter, Paintmaker and Educator.

I am the creator of Thrive With Trupti, a reimagined online membership where I teach watercolor enthusiasts like you the skills and mindset you need to create confidently.

I'm also the Founder of Blue Pine Arts where we make our world-renowned handmade watercolors, sketchbooks and other art supplies.

I live in the idyllic town of Belgaum with my husband, Nahush and my cat master, Satsuki.

Although I work with many mediums, ... See full profile

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1. Introduction: I heard watercolors is a beautiful medium, especially when it comes to painting florals, because you can really capture that sort luminous look of roses with watercolors, because all you need to do is just add water. It's really as simple as that. Just some water and some little play with your brushes and bada bing bada boom, you have a spread of gorgeous florals, beautiful soft looking florals, just like these. Hi. I'm Trupti Karjinni, an artist, online educator, paint maker, and creative coach. I'm the Founder of Blue Pine Arts, where my team and I make beautiful handcrafted watercolors and sketchbooks for artists all around the world, and I also coach artists on how to add sustainable profitable income sources to their business using art courses and memberships. In today's class, I'm going to teach you how to paint beautiful, luminous watercolor roses in vintage colors and we are going to add gold accents to them, so it's going to be really fun to welcome spring this way. In today's class, you and I are going to let go of any need for perfection and we're just going to let loose and have fun and create a bunch of your photo roses on paper. Don't come into this class with a lot of stress, because just get a little relaxed and have fun. So originally recorded this class live on Skillshare, where I was able to interact with a lot of lovely students and answer their questions in real-time. Thank you so much for joining me, and let's dive right in. 2. Materials: Hi everyone. Thanks so much for joining us on live painting. I'm the producer with Skillshare and I'll be hosting today's class with Trupti and Trupti is from Blue Pine. She's a beautiful artist, works in lots of different mediums, but today, she's going to be going through creating beautiful watercolor vintage flowers. Trupti, this is so nice because we've done a session before, so it's lovely to see you again. Just give everyone a little overview who you are, what you do. Hi everyone. I'm Trupti Karjinni. I'm artist, online educator, paint maker, and a creative coach. As you can see, I am not a one trick pony, I love being an artists in many, many different ways. I am the founder of my company called Blue Pine Arts. Here it is and here we make handcrafted watercolors and sketchbooks for artists all around the world. I'm also the creator of my online watercolor membership called Thrive with Trupti. I also coach artists if they want to add a very profitable income source to their businesses using art courses and membership. Beautiful. You're one busy lady. We just jumped in the chat, your Day Inspiration newsletter, day out prompts to extend a creative practice, something I know you wanted to share with students today, so we can touch on that when you're ready. But what do the students need to have to hand in order to follow along with you today? Awesome. I'm just going to quickly dive into the materials. I'm going to start with paper. I really love using a 100 percent cotton, artist grade paper in my paintings because it's just so much easier and it makes watercolor painting which is of medium that's already tricky, much, much, much easier on you. It's always a wonderful and easy experience to being 100 percent cotton artist grade paper. Here, I'm using Fabriano 300 GSM cold press paper. As for brushes, my go-to brushes for my florals whenever I bring florals, are my Princeton heritage brushes. This here is my Princeton heritage round number 6. Let me just hold it up to the camera. This is the size I'm going to be using. I also have a size 8, but this is just so I have it on-hand in case I need it, but I think I'm just going to use this one. Then I also have my Princeton velvet touch round number 2 just to add some details, little details. I also have a rigger brush. This is a silver black velvet size 1 script brush, or it's also called a certain rigor brush. What I really love about this brush is you can see that the hair is pretty thin and long. This allows you to make very organic rules stems like what I've made over here. I love using script brushes in my florals as well. As for my pins, I'm going to be using this set in Blue Pine Arts called the vintage rosa set. It's a combination of five colors, so two reds, one very pretty and beautiful cream [inaudible], and this, you would have a rich gold, which you will see how stunningly it shines on your paper when we add these glowing buttons. These are all handcrafted beads made by me and my team in India. Here, I want to add something, you don't need these specific colors to paint whatever we're going to be doing. You can literally choose any color that catches your eye scene, you can even paint blue roses and orange leaves. Don't feel any sort, just shake those wiggles out, relax and join me with whatever colors that you have. To mix my themes, I'm going to be using my [inaudible] ceramic semi-palette. This is designed based on my beautiful, beautiful bedside surface. It's called a palette fun. But use any ceramic surface or a plastic palette that you have. I just love using ceramic palettes because it is so easy to mix your colors and it doesn't bead up. Ceramic is a lovely surface to mix your watercolors on. What else? You'll of course need a jar of water, and some paper towel to get some excess water or excess color of your brush. That's it. That's all we need to get started today. 3. Painting Roses: Let's quickly get our colors out and swatch them. Even if you have done this before, go ahead and swatch your colors now. You know what? I'm actually just going to swatch all the colors here and start painting the final painting down here because my aim today is to not paint a perfect painting, but what you can do right now is you can just get a scrap piece of paper something like this and swatch your colors, just so you have that on hand and you understand how the color behaves. Then I want to show you some quick exercises with your brushstrokes because to achieve a look like this, paint beautiful thorns and leaves, you really need to know how to utilize your brush. How to press it, how to pull it. I'm going to teach you how to do that. Let's get started. Let's dive in. I'm going to quickly sort all the colors. Here we have a beautiful pink. It's a gorgeous, rosy color and you can see how it goes from a really dark to really light over here. Then I have my next color, which is a dark red. I call it poinsettia, because it very much looks like poinsettia leaves and poinsettia flowers. This color is really special because it also granulates. I really love how it looks when I dilute it. It's got a very moody wipe to this red. Then next I have olive green. Again, it's a beautiful muted green color, very earthy. I love how this green looks when I pair it with these two reds over here. Next, I have slate green. Now this is a pastel green color. The reason why I love it, is because number 1, this color mixes with this to make a more purple color, which I don't know how it happens, but it happens, it's honestly magic that you're mixing a gray and red to get a muted purple color, but that is what I'm also going to be utilizing today and also this gray makes a very interesting contrast element in leaves. Especially because we're leaning towards more vintage colors. You can see over here that I have some gray leaves going on here. It will really plays well with pinks in my opinion. That's why I love bringing in some crave. Then of course we have our rich gold, let me get that beautiful gold here. Just a very, lush gold color. It looks a bit different right now in video, but when it dries, it dries to a very glowing rich golden color and I wish my camera can capture the beauty of this right now, but it's more evident when this dries, trust me. These are the colors that we're going to be using. Now let's start quickly into the brushstrokes that we are going to be using to make our petals. When it comes to roses, we need to understand that roses have a very dark center. Then as you go away from the center the leaves unfold, and we need to capture that. We need to capture the movement of the shape of the rose. We also need to capture the way the petals look very soft and delicate, so dark centers and very light petals. To start with that, let me show you some quick exercises. Grab one of your rose colors, whatever color you're using for roses. I just want to exit here. You can take this color and make little c shapes with the tip of your brush. Let me adjust my camera a little just so you can see closer how it looks like. We're making these little c shapes. I'm going to show you how to paint a rose by showing you how to not paint a rose because I was there, I always used to make these mistakes and I did it for one year straight until I finally got the hang of of roses. This is what I used to do. I used to make these sort of overlapping c shapes. I used to be like, "Okay, this is my rose." But then you can see that this doesn't look like a rose as much as I want it to look like. What I end up doing is, I get this rose and make one dark center like this. Just a little one like this. Then what I'm going to do is dilute this color, let me show you my palette, so you can dilute it. Really add a lot of water and don't be uncomfortable with this because adding a lot of water will give you that transparency that you need. Then I'm going to press my brush a little bit and then lift it up. What I'm doing over here is I'm using the tip of my brush like this, and I'm also using the side of my brush with this. Do you see that? I trust my brush and I rested down and lifted it up. We form this beautiful little petal. Just like that very effortlessly with just one brush stroke. You have a rose petal. I love painting in a way that doesn't require a lot of work because I love things being easy. Go ahead and make sure you practice this so you get these rose petal shapes. Also, get comfortable with painting your rose petals first. Then what are you going to do is get some clear water on your brush, just some clear water. Then you're going to touch previous petal and then you're going to drag this color out. Do you see that? What I did is I put some color on the paper and I just got some clean water on my brush and pull it out. You can go ahead and learn how to pull color out in different petal shapes. That is how I end up painting my roses. I'm going to paint another rose over here with this beautiful pink color that I have. I'm going to show you how I'm going to bring all of this together into painting one luminous rose. I just painted this nice little dark center. Then I'm going to dilute my rose. Really, adding a lot of water. I'm going to drag that color out little by little. There's one more. Then what I'm going to do is I'm going to get a little bit of the stronger color and just make a little dash like this. Because it's a play of light and shadow and we want a combination of depth as well as lightness. Now that I put in this stronger color over here, I can bring in my brush with just clean water. Just drag this color out. You see what I'm doing, I'm increasing the size of the petals just by dragging them out. I use the same brushstrokes that I used over here. Because there's a combination of the dark center over here and a little bit of darkness over here and very soft petals. That is why I have something that looks like a rose. I'm going to write pink flowers or anything. What I tell my students is don't paint the thing itself but make marks that look like it. What I'm doing over here is I'm not painting a rose, I'm making marks with my paint and brush that looks like a rose. Now another way of painting a rose, and this is going to be really simple is the rose that is sideways like this, is I'm going to take this dark center here. Then I'm going to start bringing in some of the lighter colors. But because this is a rose that you're seen from the side, you're not going to be able to see all the petals that are hidden behind. You're going to be good to see only the petals that are in front of you. That is how I'm going to paint the rose. We can put some of these over here. Do you see how I'm pulling the color out? I wasn't even using the diluted color. I was simply just using the clear water from my jar. Then what I'm going to do is get this diluted color. Then I'm going to open up the petals like this. Do you see that? Does it feel like I'm making the rose literally blew on my paper? However, I wanted to. Then let's bring in some more clear water and do this color out. Then what we can do is bring this darker color because wherever the petals are meeting, converging, there's going to be shadows, which means the color is going to be darker, so I'm just going to drop in darker color. We have a beautiful side-torn rose. You have roses that you're looking from the top, and then you also have roses that are torn towards the side. right can paint it however you want, but this is one of the easiest ways to paint roses that are sort the side. 4. Painting Petals: For the leaves, you want to use the same technique that I used. You want to press your brush with a paper and lift it up. This is a simple way to learn how to do this. You tap the tip of your brush, press it down, and then you lift it. Again, to complete this leaf, I'll start over here, press it down, and lift it in a very graceful [inaudible]. Then I always make sure that I leave this white gap because that is going to add the highlights. Even in the rules if you see that I don't cover the entire shape of the rules with color. I always leave these white gaps because the white of the paper adds to the highlights of the Roses as well and gives the viewer's eyes so pleased to rest and really drink in the information. This is an easy way to paint petals. Here's another way. I'll just do it like that and then get some clear water again and actually, so I have a very luminous leaf. This is one way of painting the leaves. Let's get some of that Grey and paint some leaves with this. It's a very pretty color. What I usually do is if the side is light, I usually pair it with a stronger side because it looks very interesting. I love having this contrast between the lights and the darks when I'm painting leaves. This is a simple way, so you just go ahead and fill your paper with rose petals, roses and leaves. Don't worry about wasting your paper because you're not wasting your paper. It's all fine and remember, you can always paint on the other side. This is how we're going to paint leaves. Another leaf that we can paint is we can bend it a little bit like this and then bend it like that. I might use this one as well depending on how I want to place the elements together, what seems interesting to me. But don't beat yourself up too much and don't be too restricted when you're painting. Just go with the flow and you're going to be fine. I see Audrey reads that. I have this set and I love it. That is so amazing. Thank you Audrey. I love that you're enjoying the set of paints. Now, let me show you the beauty of this rigger brush. I'm going to quickly show you how to paint these branches. Let's say, I have a couple of leaves over here and I want to connect these leaves. Instead of using the same brush or a smaller brush, I'm going to go ahead and use this rigger brush and mix the screen with some of this dark red to make it a little bit brown. This is what I love about this set as well, but you can mix a couple of these colors and get them brown, which is super interesting. This green and this red mixture give you this beautiful warm arty brown color, which is this color over here, very intense color. I'm going to use this rigger brush and get this color. Holding the brush at the back, I'm not going to hold it very close. I'm not going to hold it like this, I'm going to hold it like this. I'm going to paint it like this. If I want a bare branch because roses do have that. They have these like bare 20 branches. I can just go ahead and- -Triptych did you say clip your volume up for us? It is up but I can't pull in the laptop closer. Does this make it bigger? I can hear, I think it is a little bit soft. My voice tends to get a little soft when I'm teaching how to paint. [inaudible] remember? I'm so relaxing. All this happens when I'm onto filming my Skillshare classes because I start talking enthusiastic and then I sort into this lull. I hope you can hear me guys, you can see how with the rigger brush, I'm able to get this very natural-looking branches, which they look really beautiful when you bring these things in your painting. It's not just roses and leaves, but you also have these brunches. I'm going to be painting them with gold because I don't know if you can see, but you can see how this gold shines. I love happened back in vintage elements, so the gold is shining here, it's also shining on the branches. It's going to be a lot of fun. 5. Starting Your Roses: Let's get started. I'm so excited to jump in with all of these colors. I'm going to be painting three roses. We're just going to build some leaves all around it, add some gold accents, and have a whole lot of fun. I'm going to start with the pink. I hope you can see this fine. I hope you can see it fine. Because my jar of water keeps dropping a shadow on the paper and I don't want. There we go. I'm starting with the pink. I'm going to face my roses one over here, one over here, and another one over here. Whenever you start a bean, just spend a few minutes to really premeditate on where you want your elements to go and how you want the general look of the painting to be. That'll take a bit of the oven off your shoulders. Then I'm going to go and paint this side-facing rose over here. I'm going to paint this rose over here. As we practiced, a dark center. When I'm painting this dark center, as you can see, the consistency of my paint is like honey. Can you see that? It's not very watery. If you want your paint to be dark, in water colors we don't add black. If we want to darken something, we just add more color we and make it thicker, and if I want to lighten something, I'm just going to go add more water instead of adding white. I'm going to add my center of the flower, so like that, like Tabitha Brown says. I don't know if anybody follows Tabitha Brown, but she's amazing. I love her Southern accent. Then I'm going to get a lighter version of this thing and start painting the side petals. At this point, you also want to curve the petals towards the center. Then we don't want to overdo this at this stage, because I know how it is to get carried away with roses and then end up with these ginormous roses on your paper, which then you end up frustrated because they overpower the whole composition. Once I'm done with that, I'm going to use this light color again, dilute it up even more, and then with the side of my brush. Observe. Also, observe how I'm sort the edges of the petals ruffled because that is how rose petals are. They're not uniform. They're very ruffled like that. I might go ahead and bring in another petal like that and one more with just clean water right here. I know a lot of you guys are going to ask, well, what is the point of using color and we're going to dilute it with this much? I find that this is the thing that people find very hard to accept because they're like, colors, I'm going to use it. But the beauty of watercolor really lies in tinting it down a lot and then enjoying this burst of color like this and the contrast between this darker area here and this one. I just went ahead and dropped in a thicker red, pink over here, and that is one rose done. Just like that, very effortless. Now, I want to go ahead and paint another sideways rose that is over here like this because as you can see over here, this rose is facing down. I'm going to go ahead and paint this rose over here. I will be using the poinsettia color because it has a very deep dark red color. To this, I'm going to use that. Just as we have practiced, you can go ahead and paint this. I always make sure that I don't make the dark center too big because that can get really hard to control the size of those. Again, I'm bringing some clean water on my brush. I'm going to touch this and bring some color out, pull some of the color out and make it like this. I was in danger of actually getting carried away. But now because this rose is facing like this, I need to start unfolding and painting these petals down. I'm just going to go ahead and do that. Here I'm grabbing this diluted version. Trupti, when you're starting a painting, how important is it or how do you go about choosing the perspective that you're going to paint in? I'm choosing perspective right now because I wanted my roses to face different directions like this over here, and that is why I make sure that my perspective looks like that. If I wanted my bouquet of roses to look like this from top-down, then I'm going to pay attention to how I'm painting. The kind of marks that I'm making, is it going to look as if I'm viewing the rose from top-down? But for me in this painting, I wanted my perspective of the rose to be sideways. In terms of florals, this is how I determine, what is my perspective going to be, and what is the viewer going to see when I want them to look at my painting? Really, getting an idea of perspective is to get clear on, what do you want your viewers to see? Even when you paint landscapes, it's all a matter of, what is it that you want to present to the world, and how is it that you want to present that? I got a beautiful rose over here. I'm pretty happy with this, so I'm not going to mess around. Here's another thing that I want you to take away from this class. When you're happy with what you've got, the kind of effect you've got, then don't mess around with it too much. Don't go back and start lifting the color or start messing about trying to perfect anything. Just step back and don't mess around with the painting too guys. I feel like half of the paintings can be saved if you caught yourself when you're all working and if you just step back and leave the painting alone. I have this. Now what I can do is turn my painting around, and I can have another rose over here. I'm going to go and paint another rose. I got to tell you though, it's getting really hot in my studio right now. Oh, boy. I really hope it doesn't start getting too dark because the sun is setting. We'll start getting that magic light. As you can see, my main game when I'm painting flowers on that variation, I want that play between the light and the dark. That is why I paint my roses how I paint them. I put one blob of color like this. I can just quickly come back and pull that color out and make it look really beautiful. Watercolors, you do have to be quick. Just like that, very effortlessly, we have three roses. 6. Painting Your Leaves: Now, let's go ahead and paint some of the petals. We've got to make nice light olive [inaudible] and I'm going to make a nice palette of this and start painting. I want my Bowery of leaves to just very gracefully flow out like this. I'm going to pay attention to where my leaves are pointed and how I want to position them. Over here, I don't have a formula or anything, I just basically go by feel and see how things are looking. I might want my leaves to look like this. As a starting point, what you can do is paint some leaves just around the flowers. As you can see, I'm bending my brush and just lifting it up in a very swift manner. What's happening over here is I have two leaves that look the same. They're the same strength of color. In my floral compositions, I don't like things that are of the same value. A color's value or tone is how light or dark the color is. If the color is this dark, I will either add a darker leaf around this, or I'll go ahead and add a lighter leaf around this because I like having this variation. I'm all about variation. I'm adding this very, very light leaf over here, and then let's add another one over here. Then we can go ahead and do a similar thing to this one. Do you see that? Just because you're varying things, things just look alive on your paper. This is what luminosity is all about. When you go and look at a rosebush you are not going to see the leaves, the flowers in the exact same shade, you're going to see a play of light and dark. This is what I really love. I'm going to get some gray in this as well because the gray is going to make some really nice color. Now that I'm done painting the flowers, I can go ahead and wipe this pink one and make space on my palette. Let's go in and paint some gray leaves. I think I'm going to use this shape for my gray leaves just to make it more interesting. For that one curve, one curve, and for this. I frequently just go back in and just dip my paintbrush in clean water and bring that back and just paint with clean water. Just on one leaf is where you get this amazing variation and I love that. A couple more gray leaves here. I can paint some smaller ones as well because leaves come in all shapes and sizes, guys. All you need to do is really just think about how you're going to vary the colors. 7. Final Accents: Here's what I'm going to do guys. I'm not going to paint all the leaves over here. I'm just going to paint some of the rosebuds, and I'm going to add some gold accents, finish this off, and then I'm going to let you go ahead and fill your paper and finish your composition. Deal? That is going to be your little assignment from me today. For the rosebuds. Again, very simple. We're going to do the same thing with roses, but we're not going to make the petals bloom out as much. I'm going to get some of this dark red. I'm going to paint a tiny little bud over here. Basically, just that much, get some clean water, make it like that, and that's it. Just a tiny little rose like that. I might actually bring this pink, mixing with this. Oh look, I told you this pink is going to mix with purple, and it's going to give you this muted purple. It blew my mind when I first discovered this. This is why I love being a paint maker because I'm constantly discovering new things about colors. Again, just a little rosebud over here, add another one over here as well. I'm going to make it a little darker and drop it at the center. Tiny little rosebuds and that's all we're going to need. Now, let's go ahead and get our regular brush and start painting some branches in this. Holding my brush from behind, I'm going to draw some of the center of the leaves as well, join the leaves with the roses. Go ahead and paint some random branches because after some time you can go ahead and fill this with smaller leaves because you already have big leaves over here. You can just paint little leaves, and you're going to have such a beautiful full bouquet of vintage looking roses. The moment that we've all been waiting for, let's go ahead and add some gold. I'm going to add some gold. I get a lot of questions, "How am I supposed to use shimmer watercolors, and how exactly will they fit in my paintings?" One way that you can do is add an embellishment of gold onto your painting that you've already created. What I love doing is adding the punch of gold just in the center of the roses to accentuate this part of the rose. I love doing that. I'm going to grab some gold, add that to the center, basically just layering it. Let me hold this up so you can see. I'm just using the tip of my brush, not complicated at all. I'm just making these little dashes. Maybe a couple around here, another one here. Already it adds that sort. I like going in and adding straight up some gold leaves and layer them on top of the leaves that I have already painted. You're adding gold leaves in little places and painting it on top of the leaves that you've already painted. You can even go ahead and add the center of leaves like that or little gold leaves over here. Another one here. This is how you can add gold paint in your paintings. I'm also going to add some gold branches. I don't want to overdo the gold, I just wanted to accentuate vintage look of this. I don't know if you guys watched the movie "Marie Antoinette" on Netflix. It shows the rich opulence of the French Kingdom and how they used to live. That one is so beautiful because it has these vintage pastel colors and it has a lot of these gold embellishments. This is inspired from that. Check out that movie because it's really inspiring in terms of color palette, in terms of design. I love drawing inspiration from different movies and think about like, how can I bring some of that in my own creative process? I just added some gold branches to this as well. This is basically how you can simply just continue painting on top of this layer and some smaller leaves. Then you can achieve this very full effect. The reason why it looks so full is because I've layered a lot of things on top of each other. To finish things off, what I really love doing is add splatters. I'm going to get some pink, really light pink on my brush, and I'm going to hold it like this. Wherever there are rosebuds, I'm going to splatter some pink over here. They aren't all these splatters, sometimes I can just splatter some clean water. Spread that color around a little bit and that's it. This is how it is. Because we're short on time, this looks a little more simple than what I would like it to look, but it's really beautiful. Once you layer smaller leaves, bigger leaves, add more branches, a few more buds, then it's going to look beautiful. It's going to look like this. I honestly can't wait to see what you've painted and I can't wait to see what you're going to post in the project section of this class. 8. Final Thoughts: Just have fun when you're painting, guys. This did not come from planning a lot and collecting like 100 inspiration pictures in the hope of painting this. These paintings sometimes come when you're just having fun with the process. Whatever you choose, watercolors is a beautiful medium, and I feel like a lot of people get hung up on the fact that when they're frustrated, when they can't make the medium work. But it's really when you use the right right, good quality supplies like good quality paper is so important, also brushes and paints, but it's when you just let get to, have fun and draw inspiration from the things that really inspire you. Don't hesitate to draw inspiration from movies, songs, or the magazine cut outs and see how you can bring that in your process and really enjoy watercolors because this is the only medium where you're going to absorb effects like [inaudible]. This is the only medium where you can simply add water and make a flower glow, and make it the leap out of your paper and make it look soft and beautiful like how the roses look into your life. I hope you enjoy. Have fun with watercolors, let loose and discover what this medium has to offer you.