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Modern Holiday Watercolor Florals: Create 3 Christmas Watercolor Projects

Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

Modern Holiday Watercolor Florals: Create 3 Christmas Watercolor Projects

Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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16 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:28
    • 2. Materials

      3:41
    • 3. Floral Border Project Part 1

      6:46
    • 4. Floral Border Project Part 2

      8:34
    • 5. Floral Border Project Part 3

      6:46
    • 6. Modern Holiday Floral Bouquet Part 1

      8:52
    • 7. Modern Holiday Floral Bouquet Part 2

      8:43
    • 8. Holiday Wreath Part 1 : Roses

      4:54
    • 9. Holiday Wreath Part 2 : Pine Cones

      3:57
    • 10. Holiday Wreath Part 3 : Cotton

      3:37
    • 11. Holiday Wreath Part 4 : Pink Flower

      3:46
    • 12. Holiday Wreath Part 5 : Leaves and Fillers

      6:29
    • 13. Holiday Wreath Part 6 : Adding Details

      5:34
    • 14. Holiday Wreath Part 7 : Adding White Gouache

      2:38
    • 15. Holiday Wreath Part 8: Adding Gold

      4:49
    • 16. Final Thoughts

      2:59
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Spread joy this holiday season by making handmade gifts.

Let's paint Modern Holiday Watercolor Florals!

This year, we will be focusing on a different color palette. We will be using deep reds, muted yellows and earth-toned colors. If you prefer using bright and happy colors, you may check out my Christmas watercolor class last year here.

For this module, we will create three different projects:

  • Watercolor Florals with Rustic Gold Border
  • Watercolor Bouquet
  • Rustic Christmas Wreath

All videos were filmed in real time so you can follow along, I will be guiding you step-by-step in painting each floral element. This class is suitable for beginners and watercolor enthusiasts alike.

I hope that you will enjoy this class as much I enjoyed preparing it for you. 

Merry Christmas!

Joly

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Joly Poa

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Hi everyone! 

My name is Joly and I am a watercolorist based in the Philippines. I discovered painting with watercolor back in 2013. I started out as newbie and learned to paint better through making mistakes and learning from other amazing artists. I just love how we can express ourselves through painting, creating wonderful watercolor florals using our artistic interpretation. It makes each painting really unique! 

My instagram account (@jolypoa)  serves as my art journal where I post my progress in the form of timelapse videos, real-time videos and photos of my paintings. My goal was also to be able to share what I have learned in watercolor. I hope to be able to do the same here on Skillshare! :)


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1. Introduction: I really evil loves to give gifts that I had me. Well, if you want to learn how to pay, unique is this theme projects, then you are probably enjoyed this class. Hi renews jolly and any other color this piece in the Philippines. I am also known as lonely pro-war on Instagram rate here. So that's proposed for those of my pin days and they also pose process videos. In this class, we will be painting modern watercolor holiday plurals. So we'll be focusing on a different color palette. So we'll be using deep bread, Newton yellow, and some earth don't colors. If you prefer using bright and happy colors, I would suggest checking out my class last year, which is the Christmas watercolor projects class, and is still available to you on skill share. Going back to this year's module, you're going to create three class projects. Or the first project, we are going to make a Christmas watercolor cars with a rustic gold border. You can either special message in the middle or simply write Christmas. For the second project, millipede is simple floral bouquet that you can give as a gift. And you can even see this in less than 20 minutes. Actually, this is probably my theory. We are going to pin a rustic Christmas wreath with goals particles. And all the videos are filled in real time and it's suitable for beginners and while their color enthusiasts, don't worry because I'll be guiding you step-by-step on how to pay each flora element in the projects, including color mixing. So I hope to see you in my class. 2. Materials : Let's talk about the materials. So for any paper I missing Saunders water for it, 100% cotton paper. This is called press paper, and it has another bit of textures. So it's good for loose Flores is paper as in a block form, which means that all sides are glued except for one part right here. You can use a palette knife to slide off one sheet of paper. It's very convenient to use water color blocks, but it can be also quite expensive. So I would suggest to buy a loose sheet of watercolor paper. It's usually around 22 way 3d and chess. And then just cut it into the size that you want. Let's move on to the brushes. So I have here silver brush, black velvet, round brush. I have two sizes here and using say six and size it. You don't need to use two sizes. If you have just say six or just says it, that is fine. When choosing a brush, trying to look for a brush that can hold a lot of water and yet it can keep its point. Moving onto paint I amusing the xin hand PwC and it's a Korean artist grade paint. It comes in tubes. They say this, but I do prefer pouring it in to smaller half pants like this. I just find it more convenient to use when I'm painting. Here the colors that we will be using in this class. We need permanent rose, Sap Green, Kerr's green, yellow, ochre, burnt sienna, Permanent violent, burnt umber, sepia, indigo, civilian blue, and ultramarine deep. Don't worry because Allenby uploading this photo in the resources section. He also need the mixing pilot or this is just the lead of campaign palette. You can also use a ceramic if you have one. And then we need a jar of water and also tissue paper to blot out the excess paint in their brush. For this class, we are going to add some gold details store paintings. So I am going to use the art philosophy, metallic accents and we're going to use to gold pain trait here. You can also use a different brand like fine tech or maybe if you have a goal, guage or acrylic paint that's also fine to use. For the white details in our foreign cells, I'm going to use a whitewash. And this is from the brand whole Bain. If you don't have whitewash, you can also use a white pen and the sister brand new ball signal. I find this very convenient to use, especially if I have to draw small details. Lastname will need a pencil to draw the guides in our painting. You can use any type of pencil that wraps up our materials. Let's now start painting. 3. Floral Border Project Part 1: All right, so let's start with our first project. What do you need to do is to figure out where to put the main flowers first. So I'm going to put one flower over here and everyone at the bottom. You can use a pencil to just draw a circle so that you have a guide. And then we'll be painting the border leader. I'm using a size eight round brush. So I'm just going to depend brush in the water jar and grab some yellow ochre. Let's start with the center of the rules. And I'm going to paint the muted yellow rows. So for the center, I'm just going to mix yellow ochre and sepia. So we want a safe mixture for the center. Alright, so I think I want a little bit more of that sepia so that it can be a little bit more brown using the tip of my brush and going to start with the letter C stroke in the middle, that will be the center of my arrows. And then L paint some more smaller see strokes beside it. Keep in mind that you should leave white spaces in between those strokes so that it will not look like a blob. Alright, so let's zoom in so that you can see it better. At this point, I'm going to paint a bigger paddles. Let stepper brushing the water jar and tapped excess paint to get a lighter shade of this yellow ochre and CPI mixture. I'm going to paint besides see shapes. Tried to pin quick stroke so that you can get those pointy tips. To add a bit more shadow to this flower, am going to put a darker shade of color for the outer petals. So this is just diluted sepia. And I'm just going to continue sneak paint. See she petals all around this flower. If there are small gaps, you can just paint a line instead of four letters, C stroke. It's a trick that I usually do just to close those small white gaps. Now let's grab just keen mortar and I'm just going to slowly fade away. The outermost petals. Don't be scared to fully press your brush to create broad strokes. Okay, so now let's move on to the other rows. I'm going to grab some rich Permanent red color. And he are going to add a little bit of hookers, green because they wanted a deep red color. Permanent. Red is a bright color and we are just going to tone it down with the complimentary color, which is a green color. So that's why I'm adding hookers, green complimentary colors, or colors that sit on the opposite side of the color wheel. Now that I have added the hooker screen, you can see that the red has been tone down. It looks a little bit a burgundy are a bit maroon niche. So it depends on you. If you wanted to be deeper or bid on the red side. If you wanted to be on the red side, then just add more red and less green. So I want a sick and bold color for the Center for a rules. Let's start with the letter c shaped stroke. This is the center of the rules and just throws this free incidence. You can see it. And then let's add some more see strokes that are connected to the center. To make it look more interesting, you can try to vary the strokes. Some can be seniors, M can be thicker. Just try to vary the pressure that you put on your brush towards the paper. Alright, so now let's move on to the bigger petals. I just dip my brush into water jar and just introduce more water in my brush so that I get the lighter color. I'm doing this so that we can get sort of a gradient effect. Center will be bolder and darker in color and then the outer petals or later. Ok, so let's get a tissue paper and blood, all the excess paint in my brush. And I'm just going to absorb that excess water on that pedal. Let's continue to build the shape of the rows. I'm going to grab some more pain and just give this rules and extra pop of color. So we can also add a bit more red to our mixture. It's now time to soften the edges of the rows. Let's just rinse our brush and tried to slowly fade away the strokes on the altar battles. And while we are doing this, we can also try to fix the shape of the rows so that it's not too round. We want the shape to look organic. Alright, so now let's move on to adding more details to this muted yellow rows. You're going to add more depth through this rose by adding a second layer. Let's grab some sepia and they want this mixture to be a little bit on the thick side. Okay, so now I find this a bit too dark and I'm just going to add a little bit of yellow ochre to lighten the color. For the color of the second layer, I usually choose about two or three shades darker than the first layer. I'm going to start in the center and just paint on top of the first layer. I'm also making sure that some parts of the First there can still be seen. Now let's raise our brush and just fade away some of the strokes. For the outer petals. I'm just going to get a lighter color of the mixture on my palette. Always remember that the center of the flower is always darker compared to the outer area. So that's what we're trying to do right now, repainting a lighter shade for the outer petals. Alright, so now we are done. Let's move on to adding some of the leaves and failures. 4. Floral Border Project Part 2 : For part two of this project, we're going to paint the leaves and the failures. So I'm just going to switch to my, say, six round brush and I'm going to grab some burnt umber related pain to pine needles first. So here is a reference photo of the finished painting. Let's start with the center of the pine needle. Again, this is Brent on brand images painting a thin stroke. You can make it a little so that it looks a bit more organic. Now let's grab some hocus green. Let's start painting some thin, short strokes. Move your brush from the center going outward or vice versa. And make sure that your strokes are going into different directions so that it just looks more natural. You can also arrange your brush to create a lighter shade so that you'll have different greens in your leaves. While waiting for the first pine needle to gray. I'm going to start with the second one. Let's pin the same thin strokes from the center going outward. And I'm just using the tip of this brush to create these brush markings. You can also do some swift strokes so that it looks a bit more organic. Let's add another layer to this pine needle, and this time I want a darker color, so I'm going to add CPR to hookers. Clean. Cpas are dark brown color and if you add it to any green in, that green becomes an earthy green color. Heading. This last step just gives this more depth. Just continuously add some short strokes using this dark green color. If you don't have CPA can add integral instead, and it will also produce a nice dark green color. We are done with that two pine needles. And now I'm going to add a CDR in-between the two roses. So I have here He sap green color. And I'm going to start with the center. From the center we are going to add the arms. I am just going to slay the rinsed brush. And then we're going to dab our brush. Just lightly stamp your brush onto the paper to create a leaf marking. Slowly fill in those ARM study painted. I still have an extra mixture of hooker screening CPR, and you're going to use that so that we have a darker color. Everytime we paint a cluster of leaves rewind to vary the color so that it looks more interesting. As you can see, some parts are darker, summary lighter. It's also nice to see the colors blend into each other while the leaves are all still wet. Let's go back to our essays. A crown brash. And now let's make sugars Henan TPR again to get that early, see green color. We can now start adding some leaves. And when to start in-between these two roses. When you're adding leaves, the ECS wait, do it is to add it in between the main elements. He dynasty takes practice to know where to put the leaves so that it doesn't look too awkward. So my advice is really just to practice in really paint a lot. He tried to experiment as well. Now let's grab subquery and indigo. At this point, I'm just going to play around with the leaves. You can add different colors to your green paint and just experiment and try to see what happened. Another advice that I can give is to add dark colored leaves right beside the light colored main element. So for example, in this painting a have a mutate yellow rose. So I want to add the dark green leaf beside it to make it pop up. Now let's make silk screen and indigo. I'm just going to add a bit by water. And for this leaf we're going to paint air round tip leaf. So just trying to pin a loop to create this leaf. Now let's add some berries invented grabs on permanent grid paint. Handing these red berry failures will grow some of the white gaps. At the same time, it will make your painting look more festive and really, really good for the holidays. You can vary the number of buries. It can be just three pieces per cluster. So all right, I'm going to add one more over here. Now let's make a frosty siege green color. And they've achieved that by mixing homecare screen and permanent violet. And we just need to add a bit more water. Adding these two colors will produce a neutral color. Now let's pin one long stroke and add some arms on both sides. Will be painting more of this leaf in other projects. Let's clean up this caveat because it doesn't look that good. You seeing 18 and damn brush, I'm going to clean that area, make sure that your brush isn't too wet so that you won't grow in this area. I'm looking at the speeding from afar. It is feels like it needs one more leaf on the upper left side near this red rose. After painting the leaves, I'm going to add some tweaks. And we are going to use brand on Br. She's paint some broken lines. Using the tip of your brush. You can be on top of the pine needles and on top of the other leaves. That's ok. This is also one way to give your painting a more rustic look. 5. Floral Border Project Part 3 : We are now on part c of this project. And I have here my union bossy no white pen. When you're going to use this to add some white details are entered painting. So we can add some white veins on the green leaves. You can also use white guage by they find that using a white gel pen gives me more controlling comes to paintings on details. Now let's add some more berries. Just draw around chiefs and attach a stem to eat. Anyway, details looks good when the background is quite dark. So this would look good on darker colored leaves. So right here I'm just adding an imaginary filler and just putting in some dots and then going to attach stems. So this will look like small flowers. Now let's add a few more berries at the bottom. And as you can see, it's not as prominent compared to the first set that we grew because the background isn't that dark. But that's okay because it still makes a huge difference to put on layers of failures in this painting. As you can see now our painting looks further because we added leaves and failures and the different layers. Now let's add a grayish green color. This is just a mixture of hooker screen and permanent via lead, I just added a lot of water to achieve this color. Adding these shadow leaves of different dimension to your painting. This is optional, but I'm going to add more details on the white berries. We're just going to put the dart, the tip of the white berries and amusing just indigo. Make sure that the mixture is quite thick so that you can get really dark color. So for your next detail, we're going to put the highlight on the red berries and I'm just using my unit ball signal white pen and Ken Energy is putting in some dots. After adding those details, I'm gonna go back to the roses because they want to add another layer just to give it more depth. Let's make the color first, and this is CPU in yellow ochre. A just added more CPS are that they can get a darker brown color. So I'm going to sort of trace the center first. So I just added some thin strokes. And that is just rinse or brush and feed only those strokes. With a clean brush, you can just fade away one side of that stroke, as you can see, the other side still has that hard and sharp edge. The other side has a fade and edge. For the other petals, I just use a delimited mixture of that CPI in yellow ochre combination. We're done with the mutant yellow rose, and it's now time to move on to the deep red rose. So I have here a mixture of permanent red and I'm just gonna add a tiny bit of hooker screen just to tone it down. I'm going to trace the center again. And then for the outer part. And she's going to paint some see strokes. Be mindful of the spaces in between the sea strokes just so that it won't look like a blob. And then we can start fading away some of those strokes using a clean brush. All right, so we're done with the main painting. It's now time to add the border. So I have here my metallic accents from art philosophy going to use this gold rate here. You can also use fine tech or you can use a gold colored guage. So for the world and we are going to do a dry brush technique. So I don't want our ether mixture in my brush, but I don't want a lot of water so that I can get those nice streaks. You can try to paint on a scrap paper first just so you can get the feel of the brush. Hi, I'm holding it at a 45 degree angle and I'm just going to slide my brush so I can use the side of the brush. Alright, so here's a zoomed in video so you can see it better. If you have too much water in your brush, you won't be able to achieve this dry brush technique. You won't be able to see those white patches. So I'm just gonna go around this paper and just paint a rectangle. You can also use a different metallic color. You can use bronze or silver, so it depends on your preference. Just continue to build a layer so you can really see that gold color. If you don't want this rustic loci can also paint a straight line for the gold detail so you can use a flat brush. Alright, so let me just finish this code further. Let's zoom in again so you can see the details is really just looks so pretty unity of solar St. such an easy technique, but it makes a big difference on the overall look of the painting. Right? Congratulations, you just finished your first project. I'm excited to see your own version of this floral border. 6. Modern Holiday Floral Bouquet Part 1: Let's be modern watercolor holiday floral cells. So to start, I'm going to draw two circles here using pencil. This will be my guide, and I'm going to paint the two roses here. So to start, I'm going to grab some yellow ochre, amusing myself, brush Blackwell in size. You can also add a little bit of ROM, very few would like to. Lastly, let's add a little bit of CPR to get darker brown mixture cookies. I'm going to start over here and let's start with the center of the rows. So I'm going to paint a C stroke using the tip of my brush. I'm going to paint a few more thin strokes around the first stroke that they did. Let's change up the angle so you can see it up close. I think we're good with dissenters. I'm just going to rinse my brush and just tap the excess water to create the lighter color. And then it started being thin. The broader see strokes. Diet with a light pressure is slowly press it and then lift and drag your brush through that event creates had pointed tip. Just to add more shadow, I'm going to grab some sepia and when to add a lot of water and 3w desk mixture. And then I'm going to continuously add Morrissey strokes all around the center. So at this point I'm going to add a bit more water to men brush so that it's easier to guide along the paper. When you're using a 100% cotton paper, you don't really need to worry that much if adding too much water because it can handle a lot of water compared to using student grade paper. You'll notice that the center of the rows is more on the mutant yellow ochre side. And then the outer part has more sepia. Let's move on to the next rows. And canning going to grab some yellow ochre and CPS, I'm just going to mix those two colors and start with the center of the rows. You can also try to rotate the paper so that you can change the angle of the rows. I'm going to start with the center C stroke again and just add some thin strokes around it, filtering it to leave white species in between your strokes. Another tip is to hold your brush in the middle portion so that you can keep your brushstrokes pretty loose. Now let's start painting the outer petals. So I am just going to grab some sepia again and it's diluted in a lot of water. So tried to also observe the way that I'm holding the brush so that it will be easier to understand how to pin those brush strokes for the petals. When you're painting, it should feel as if you're dancing when they are rush. It will also help if you have a reference photo of a real flowers, but as you can see each petal and translate that into your own style. Let's move on to the deep red flower is I'm just going to mix permanent grid and just a little bit of focus green, just torn down this red. So I want this mixture to be quite sick because I wanted to avoid color to complement the mutant yellow flowers. So we are just going to be a simple five petaled flower. And I'm just going to gently press my brush against the paper to create a broad stroke. Move your brush up and down in just vary the pressure that you put into your brush to create some expressive stroke. Ten LinkedIn makes more red and hawkers dream mixture. And you're going to close off this flowering tumor petals. I'm also leaving the center or pen. Now let's rinse our brush and just grab some indigo. And I will put that color in the middle of this flower. While this flower is still wet, that d2 colors will blend with each other. We don't want a really wet indigo mixture because if it's too wet, it will spread all over the place. So when you're mixing this, mix more paint and less water, less rinse our brush again and just mix up some permanent grad and Hooker screened. So this time we're going to add a bit more Hooker screen compared to the first flower that we did. This is just to show you what it looks like. If you add more green, red, it's going to be a deeper color. I'm going to start with this pointed oval shape petal. So repeat the side view flower. So I'm just going to add three more petals. Just sway your brush freely back and forth to create those battles. And don't worry about the sheep, he doesn't need to look perfect. You can also raise your brush so create a lighter color. This is optional, but what you can do is you can also live the color and some of the petals. Doing this will give the flower at different character. So some parts will be lighter and some parts will be darker. And again, I'm going to add Indigo in the middle of this flower. Alright, so let's go back through these factories later are going to add more details. But for now, I'm going to start by painting some leaves and I have here some hawkers, green. You can use a different green if you don't have Hooker screen. Sap Kenya is a great color. So what I'm doing is I'm adding and darker green near the muted yellows because it will complement each other. Trying to experiment and different sheets, green to your bulky straight here I have Sap Green, As you can see, it looks like a happier color. So when you're thinking of what to pain, you can't start by thinking of what type of vibe you want. So if you want the happy bulky, then you might want to add happier colors to the permanent rose and more yellows and oranges. For this book, K12 you're doing. It's Christmas theme, so I just want something warm. But they've also won more and more water color for us. So you added some muted yellows. Lets be the Piranesi. But they wanted it to look. So as you can see, I'm just flicking my brush to create these things through. And while the first layer is still wet, I'm just going to add a darker green color and just let it blend with each other. Nice grabbed some poker screen and integral. I'm going to paint one more pine needle. So you can also raise your brush to create a lighter shade and just mix that up with the darker green color. These brush markings just gives more character to your painting. Now let's add some shadow leaves and just going to mix my Hooker screen and permanent violet that we can create a grayish green color. Don't forget to add a lot of water. So my inspiration for doing this leaf is a dusty miller. Let's start with the long centers stroke and just add some hands on this side. Alright, so let's add one more set on the right. 7. Modern Holiday Floral Bouquet Part 2: Welcome to part two of this project. It's now time to add some failures. So right now I'm just going to add a cluster of red berries. I'm missing Permanent red paint. Fillers are just as important as the mean element. It just complete the entire painting. Okay, so now I'm going to add some loose berries at a bottom part and lintel, let it bleed into that green pine needle. Now let's add some blue colored berries and I'm using the color ultramarine blue, but you can use differentiate if u1. I'm also going to try to fill in this gap with some stem sticking out. Alright, so now I'm going to add one more cluster of red berries. So now let's add some blue flowers. So I have here a Veda utilitarian blue. I added a lot of water. And we can start with paintings and four petal flowers. But you can just randomly paint on petals by just dabbing your brush. So it doesn't really have to look so defined. Now let's add a little bit of Sap Green. So I'm just keeping it pretty loose. Just going to let the colors blend into each other. And we're just going to grab some of those red from the berries and just spread it. If it looks like a mess right now. How material come together later and once we add the stems, Now let's grab some hookers green. So we can add the stems in between those flowers and try to make them mixture a little bit gray. I1, the stamps to be quite defined. That's why we want the paint to be gray, because if your brush is too wet, is just going to blend in with the flowers and it will sort of public a mass. And then we can address a few more leaves and maybe some stamps sticking out. To give this piece or more rustic look. We are going to add some tweaks. So I'm just grabbing some burnt umber using the tip of your brush, create some crooked lines. And then we'll just add is all around this bouquet. Also grammar a little bit of green, and also add some stems. And just keeping this pretty loose. This is a good failure if you don't know what to add anymore to white gaps. So I'm looking at this bouquet from afar and I feel like we need item blue over here. This is just diluted ultramarine blue. I'm just going to add some blue colored varies. If you get stuck when it comes to painting a volcano and you don't know what to add anymore. Just look at it from afar or take a photo of it and just see it from a different perspective. You can also leave your painting for maybe an hour, just take a break, and then go back to it with a fresh mind. Alright, so it's now time to add more details to this mutant yellow rose. I just use the mixture of CPR and yellow ochre. And when to either second layer. Let's be in some see strokes over here. So as you can see, I'm really trying to use all the parts of the brush to create an expressive brush stroke. And you can still see the first layer underneath. So right now I'm just adding the Secondly, you just give it more depth. Let's move on to the second rows. I'm going to paint a second layer with some thin strokes that are darker. This use the tip of your brush to create those thin strokes. Right now with the more diluted mixture I'm going to add the broader see strokes all around this flower. I still have the mixture from the dusty miller That we paint it. And I'm just going to add some veins, just extra details so that it doesn't look too flat. The other leaf is still wet. So maybe we can just add some veins leader and we can add some white details. I'm using my unit ball signal white pen, and we'd add some white veins on those dark green leaves. You can try to Algeria need the leaves that has some white veins so that it just looks more interesting. And then you can add some white fairies. You can even add some 5-methyl flowers if you want. I think that adding this white detail just gives it that holiday look and it has this snowy effect. Now let's add some things on the red flowers. I'm gonna grab some permanent grit and just mix it in talker scheme so that they get a deeper color. And just using the tape of our brush, just going to drag it just to create these thin veins. So let's put some veins on all the flowers. Adding all these small details just gives a fuller look to your painting. Okay, so now let's go back to our white pen and just going to put some dots all around the center. And let's just draw some straight lines connecting all the dots. This is just an imaginary flower. You can of course, draw your own flower so you can add different details using this white pen. Let's look at this book k1 last time just to see a free missing details. Alright, so now I'm going to add some veins on this dusty miller. And maybe you can add just a pop thread over here. Some of the Vader silhouette, that's why they're red, is flowing into some of the veins on that leave. But that's okay. Mistakes are very much welcome. Sometimes you'll just discover new things when you make mistakes. When it comes to painting with watercolors. And that's just part of the journey. I am holding the brush towards the end of the handle and just stippling my brush, just adding some small leaves using a green paint on my palette. And I'm just doing this as a failure. I think we are done. Congratulations again for finishing another project. Now let's try to move on to painting. A beautiful R3 is. 8. Holiday Wreath Part 1 : Roses: This is our last project and you're going to paint a beautiful earth stone holiday wreath. I'm going to split this into smaller videos. With that, it's easier to follow. Let's do a quick overview of how we will proceed with this project. The size of my paper is nine by 12 inches. Using a pencil, just draw a circle first so that this will be the guide of the main theory and it will start painting there three rule says. After that, we are going to paint the pine colon. After the Pine Cones, We are going to pain with cotton. There'll be a small white cap between rows and coltan. So I'm just going to paint a brownish pink flower will also be adding some failures. Have repeating all the main elements you're going to paint the leaves and more failures. And then we'll be painting some more details on the main element. After that, we're going to add some snowy effect using guage. So we'll be adding some white details. And lastly we are going to add some gold particles. Alright, so that's it. And now we can proceed to painting the yellow roses first using a pencil. Let's just draw a big circle first. And then let's mark this three-year-old says to his paint three small circles. Make sure that the pencil outline isn't too dark because once you paint on top of the pencil outline, you cannot erase that pencil out there anymore. So I have here my mixture of yellow ochre NCPI and going to start with the center of the rows fors linked to paint the mean Sea stroke first. And let's add some thin strokes around it. Don't bringing going to repeat this again many times after this phrase, rows. And what you can do is you can observe first how we painted the first rules. Alright, so after painting that area, I'm just going to dip my brush in the water jar. The create a lighter color. And now I'm going to paint the broader see strokes. Let's zoom in a little. So for the outer path, scientists using a very deleted sepia. And you say I want to share the effect on this roles. I want the outer petals to be a little darker compared to the inner petals. And again, don't forget to leave wild species in between your strokes. So that was a very quick painting. Let's now move on to the second rows. I am still using yellow ochre in sepia. So let's start with the center. That is the main see stroke. Just using the tip of our brushes, create thins rocks around it, and just rinse your brush to create the lighter color. Now I'm adding some fathers see strokes. I am making sure that all may see strokes are connected to each other, that there isn't a big gap between the ends of each stroke. Just use a full belly of the brush and just press it against the paper so that you can get a big stroke. For the outer pathos. You can use diluted sepia or you can also add a little bit of yellow ochre. There are now done with the second row. So let's move on to the third rules. And let's do a more close up video. Henry, just like with the center stroke, Let me just freeze that frame so that you can see it better. Writer after that, I'm just going to add a few more thin strokes around it. And there is really no pattern. I usually just paint randomly. I just make sure that there are white spaces in between my stroke's again so that it will not look like a blob of paint in the center of the rows is quite important when you're painting loose rule says, as long as you paint those who wispy and sharp strokes for a dissenter, you'll be array, then you won't have to worry so much about the outer petals. We are now done with the roses and you'll be adding a second layer leader. Let's now move on to the next video where we will be painting pine cones. 9. Holiday Wreath Part 2 : Pine Cones: Now let's paint some pine cones. I'm just going to grab some burnt umber. We are going to start at the top part of the pine cones. I'm just going to press my brushed paid that pointed tip. And then let's paint some horizontal see strokes. Hemi changes the lower half of my brush near the tip. And I'm just doing this sort of check marks. So let's do another one on the right side. Now I'm just going to rotate my paper so that I can get a better angle at painting this pine cone. So let's move in closer so that you can see what I am painting. When you're painting a pine cone, just remember that the bottom part is wider than the top part. We're going to rotate my paper and again so that I can pin at a better angle. Let's just press our brash start this pine cone and this pain, some horizontal see strokes, making sure that I'm also leaving white species. Now I'm on to the last set of pine cones later routine their paper once again. Let's be in two more pine cones. Don't worry, it doesn't have to look so perfect. We're just building the first layer for this pine cone and you just want the general shape of the pine cone. Later on we're going to add more details to make this more defined. So the first thing is already cry and just gonna grab a more concentrated burnt umber. And you're going to paint on top of the first layer, SAM painting the second layer. I'm also leaving some parts of the first layer visible. Am also be just the same strokes and painting the horizontal see strokes or these kind of looked like checkmarks. Here if you want a more defined pine corn and you can also try to add a little bit of CPR. I'm going to irritate my paper again. And that's been the second layer. This is a bit too dark, so I'm just going to rinse my brush to create a lighter color. And then let's just continue painting there, see strokes. So I'm not using the full battery of the brush and I'm just using the tip of members to create these markings. Let's rotate our paper again linked to finish the last two pine cones. When you're adding the second layer, makes sure that the first layer is already dry so that we can have a more defined edge for this second layer. Later on you're going to add some snowy effect by using white wash and painting it on top of this pine cone. Now, n is now proceed to beating the cotton. 10. Holiday Wreath Part 3 : Cotton: Now let's precedes the painting cotton. I have here a really diluted mixture of CPR. Started with 404 shapes. They look like a small balloon bundled up into four pieces. My impression is pretty wet so that it's easier to glide along the paper and easy to fix the shape. These four around jeeps will meet in the middle liter. Now let's raise our brush and dab the excess moisture in a tissue paper. And then it's crap, some burnt umber and lane to put some details in the center. Because our brush is quite Cry, The pain is not going to spread so much and it will not look like a mess. And let's add the SAP pulse in between the codon that we painted. This is just going to be the first layer. Don't worry. Later on we're going to add more detail so that it will look better. Alright, so now we need to pin two more sets of cotton on the right side of the reese. Hi, I'm also just going to show you that you can also use a variable you did Indigo for the cotton instead of CPR, and it will still look pretty. We just want a neutral color because cotton is y. One. This paint to be re light syringes painting for oval shapes that are going to meet in the center. Now it's been the other cotton, so I'm going to use the diluted CPI. Horizon IS sensory detail load, forget a dab your brash AND tissue paper so that you can take out the access moisture. So you want a pretty dry brush so that the pain won't spread so much. And then we're just going to add the SAP balls in-between the round shapes. Now if you want a darker color for dissenter eaten, also use CPI and set of burnt umber. Let's now move on to the last content. So as you can see, I am painting all the main elements first wearing this reef. And then later on we're going to add the failures and leaves. I find that this is the ECS processor and it comes to painting a wreath. So here you're mostly going to use air stone colors. But of course you can add different colors that you want. Bring down this last codon and net. Now move either bathing the pink flowers. 11. Holiday Wreath Part 4 : Pink Flower: There is a small gap over here and emphasized to add some pink flowers. And we just really doing an earth tone colors. I decided to add some brown may pink, mixing permanent rules be burnt sienna. You can also try to experiment by adding different browns to your favorite pink color so that you can get a muted pink color. Let's spin some simplified pedal flowers over here to create the pattern. I'm just gonna sway my brush back and forth. And just keep in mind that they will all meet in the middle. This first layer is still wet and going to make a more concentrated mixture of permanent heroes and brands. Hannah, We are just going to drop that in the center to create more depth to this flower. That's another flower. This is still a mixture of permanent grows and burnt sienna. But this time I have decided to add more brand channel so that this flower will be more on the brown side than the pink side. So I only painted to pathos to give the illusion that this is behind the pink flower. Then let's just drop in some burnt umber for the center of this flower. Okay, so for this part I'm going to make permanent rules and Brandenburg, and I'm also going to add a lot of water. Let's paint some failures. I will start by adding one long thin stem and then just add some arms. And nighttime just can adapt my brush to create those small brush, my case that will look like small leaves or maybe small flowers. You're just going to put this all around the reef and just spread them apart. Just any failures in between the main element. And you're dabbing the brush, just use the tip of the brush and just lightly staple it. Can also arranged here crash so that you can create a lighter shade. So some of the darker, some will be lighter. And that will make it look more interesting. Also, you can try to experiment by changing the color. So some failures can be more underground side by adding more burnt umber. Some can be more paint by adding more permanent grows, so will just change the ratio of those two colors. So as you can see, some price here, more brown in the screen to add it in the other failures as well. And then move on to the next video. 12. Holiday Wreath Part 5 : Leaves and Fillers: With the main elements than we are now going to add some leaves failures. So I'm going to mix hokey screen with branch Sienna. And we're just going to add some nice all over these three. I'm going to just start painting in between the main elements fors. So for a darker green color, we can mix Hooker screen end CPR. We NIH scientists mixing different shades of green so that this research slope more interesting and it won't look flat. Also, you can try to lie dark leaves near the main elements that are light-coloured, such as the mutant yellow rose or the cotton a to make these main elements pop up. It will also give a shape to the edges of the main element. Now let's add some brand Gumbert are Hooker screen. Certainty may mean basis hopeless. He and I am just going to keep on adding different colors to it to achieve a different shade of green. That's protests shaped to the edge of this yellow rose by adding leaf near this rules. So I'm just going to call around this reef and keep on adding leaves. So we're not really going to try and fill in all those gaps. For now. I'm just choosing some spots. And then I'm just going to stop and look at it again to see where I can add more failures and leaves. So just take your time when it comes to adding these leaves in fillers or that you will not overdo it. In some cases, IGES add some brown leaves to give this wreath a more rustic look. So you have some burnt umber over here and we're going to add leaf right there near the cotton hokey. So I'm going to stop with the leaves first and let's move on to painting. Just a few failures. I have here some yellow ochre and going to dilute it in a lot of water. So we're just going to paint one long stem and just add some smaller wispy strokes beside it. Just try to add this all around the wreath. Some can be in the inner portion of the reason can be on the outer portion underneath. So as you can see, really slowly filling in those gaps. And have here mixture of hooker screen and permanent file it with a lot of fun. We are going to add these grayish green color. And again, the inspiration for this leaf is dusty miller. I think that adding this grayish green color, this gives this raised a little extra character. If you're having a hard time painting your own reef, while you can do is just make a repeat pattern. May region started with one rose to pine cones and one-quarter hand. Just repeat that all over your 0s. And then for the gaps, just read it in with leaves and fillers. Also don't be afraid to paint on top of the main flower. Many gaps meal will occur and people were feeling over here. So now I'm done with the foreigners and then planning to add a few more leaves. I'm going to add some more brown to my leaves, just the change of the color a bit. And then I'm going to add this to the yellow flower. So as you can see, it gave an edge to that yellow rows. We can also add some brand on recoloring leaves. And you can also try to layer your leaves and just like what they did here. So if you want to layer leaves, make sure that the first layer is already dry before you add another layer of leaves. So if you notice there are small wide gaps in between some of the main elements that you can do is just fill it in with a green or a brown color and sort of just scribble in on the inside. Doing this simple technique will make your resume look folder. You can also add some brownish paint leaves. This color came from my mixture from painting the pink flower awhile ago. And then you can add some paint. Perry's assume, well, I really love to pop off this Hersey pink color in this wreath. He just gives this freshness to this drastic theme wreath. So just call this modern holiday Florio's because instead of the usual red, for example, I am using a muted pink color here, still has that Christmas feel, but it's just not the usual vibrant color. Now let's move on to the next video where we will be adding more details to the main elements. 13. Holiday Wreath Part 6 : Adding Details: Now let's add some finishing touches on the floral elements. Let's start with adding a second layer on the yellow rows. So I have here just a mixture again of yellow ochre NCPI. So this color is about two or three shades darker than the base. And then you're just going to paint on the center first to Spain to see stroke and paint some wispy thin strokes around it, just like so. And then with a lighter color, we are just going to paint some broader see strokes all around it. You're going to repeat the same thing for the other two flowers. So right here I'm going to start it again in the center. And you spin some thin strokes. You can still see the first layer because they left some parts of it visible with a brush. I just faded away some of those strokes. And then now I'm adding some very, very faint see strokes for the outer part of the rows. We are adding a second layer because you want to give this rose more in-depth. So we are also adding a second layer because he wanted to build more pathos and make it look fluffier. We are done with the rows and now let's add some details on the cotton. Let's use two pressures. So in one brush I have sepia, and in another brush it's just a damn brush. Maintain water. So we want to separate those cotton balls. And I'm just creating a mark and letter C mark. And I'm going to just fade away one side. So as you can see, one psi is feeding, the other side, is still sharp edge. So let's zoom in so you can see it better. You want the CPR paint mixture to be a little sick or a little gray because he wanted to create a bold Mark. If you want to use just one branch, that is fine. It will be just a bit time consuming because you will keep on rinsing your brush. So you can use your clean brush to fix some of the strokes and just fade away some lines. Let's go to the last cotton and some sin lines on these pink flower. So this is just a mixture of permanent crews and branch here and use the tip of your brush and just drag it lightly to create some v k. So now let's go to the dusty miller. I'm just going to add some veins. I have a leftover pain. This is from the same mixture is Hooker screen and permanent violet with a lot of water. Make sure that the leaf is already dry before you add the veins. So this is all about layering. At first, it really won't look that glide, but once you start layering, it will look better with yellow ochre. I'm just going to paint an anterior layer on this yellow filler. I'm painting the same strokes, but I'm also leaving some of the parts from the first layer visible. This needs more leaves, so I'm just gonna mix up some ogres in and CPI. And we are just going to go around this reef and just continue and adding some leaves. So make it look for there. Right now I'm just taking out some gaps that need some leaves. And you can also take a photo of your painting and look at it from your phone just to give you a different perspective. So the top part seems like it's lacking some fillers or some Neves. I'm just going to add something there. And I have decided to just extend this brownish pink filler. I think we are glad. Snap. Adding some white go wash details. 14. Holiday Wreath Part 7 : Adding White Gouache: His downtime to add some white goulash. Hi, I'm using my say, six round brush and I just squeeze in a little bit on my palette. Same you seen the whitewashed from the brand Hall. And I don't want to add a lot of water in this wash because he wanted a thick mixture. We're going to add some snow on this pine cone using the tip of my brush. And I'm just going to slightly dab my brush, just creating some horizontal see strokes. I am putting the white goulash on the darker parts of the pine cone. If you don't have to wash, you can use the unit ball C, no white pen. You can also use poster paint or even acrylic paint. Alright, so let's zoom in a bit so you can see it better. And you think that adding this NOW makes IT 3D festive and makes it feel like it's Christmas. When you're done with the pine cones. Now let's add some fillers. I'm gonna add some white berries. You can also add some white veins. Let's just randomly chose white berries and veins. So try not to add details on all the leaves are that there's texture in this read. And right here we can add some failures to split some small dots and then attach it to the stem so that it will look like small favors. So let's do one more right here. So you can see white paint 3D pops up. If the background is dark. Padding this white cosh detail makes really a big difference. I will end this video with one more set of White Bear east and then let's proceed to adding some colds particles in the next video. 15. Holiday Wreath Part 8: Adding Gold: We are now on to the last video. So right here I have a metallic accents from I2 loss v. I'm going to use this code over here and I will grab a lot of pain because in one and a thick mixture. And we'll just add some details on this yellow ochre filler. So we don't really want to add details to all the elements in this reef that when P2 much. And you'll just be choosing a few spots where you add some golden so that there's just a hint of sparkle. And as you can see, I'm just layering this goal detail on top of that yellow ochre filler. Sorry, intended that. And now let's add some cold berries. So this is a nice addition to the three just placed randomly in this reef so that there's like a part of Sparkle. You can also paint on top of the leaves. Let's add one more set of goal varies on the inner part of this reef. Okay, so now let's add some gold detail on their pink flowers. Using the tip of your brush. Just paint something strokes going outwards. Cylinder three caves for Pittsburgh character to this plain flour. So this used to be yourself playing five petaled flower, but because we added some veins and some cool details, he just became more special. Let's go to the fun part. I have here, my brush filled with gold paint. We're going to do a splatter effect. So let's just flip our brush to create those platters. Here, brush needs to be quite wet so that you can do with this technique. Going to show it to you up close. And this gold color really looks nice on the pinkish brown color. Let's add this coin detail over the reef. But of course it depends on you if you want a lot of cool and pain on your wreath. And I mean, it's difficult to appreciate what it looks like, but later on I will show you how it just share mers. We can also add a few strokes on the rules so that it will sparkle. Let me quickly show you how it shine. Let me take one last look on this tree and just check some parts where I need to add more leaves to make this more balanced. So the top part teams a little bit off. So we're just going to add a few more leaves in. Also some stem sticking out. In some areas, adding a leafy me too much. So if the space is a bit small, what they do is they just draw some twigs sticking out. Can also extend some of the failures. If you have spaces like this, we can just draw some small scribbles. They will just look like stamps or tweaks. Let me just tell this painting. You can see it just looks so, so pretty because of the identical details. So that it, we are done with this painting. Congratulations for finishing this reef. I hope that you enjoy doing this project with me and British or that the person that you're giving these two will be very, very happy. Don't forget that you can also write a special greeting in the middle of this Rees. I'm excited to see your painting. Two. 16. Final Thoughts: This wraps up the class. Thank you so much for watching. And here are some more projects that he can make from what we learned today. This is also a wreath and he can make on your own. I just filled it with some yellow and the prayer grocers and filled it with holiday greens. Just draw a big circle that will serve as your guide for the mean rate. In between neurosis, just add a lease and some pine needles, some Sito her and it can also add some varies. I also added some white goulash details, which you can also do or you may be, you can also add some golden details. So this is all about layering. Take your time when it comes to layering the leaves. We were the first layer to dry before you add another layer. You can also start by adding some light-colored leaves. The sweeter it a try and then move on to painting a second layer with a bolder color. So that's one way to start if you're having a hard time how to layer leaves. All right, so let's move on to a different project. And you can also me, if you don't have time to fill in the entire reef. This is a simple way to fix that. You can just put all the elements into about just half of the reef. The other half of the reef can be intertwined. Tweaks just like what they did here. Just paint some broken lines that will look like twigs. You can use brain on VR, Sienna and CPR is just change the color of the Brown so that it will give it more depth. My other class on Christmas watercolor projects has a tutorial on this. So you can also check that out. This is another painting that you can do for a holiday card. You can pay knew the yellow roses and dangerous, add some holiday greens. So you can add some pine needles, again, some dusty miller. So I'm see Dar, he can also add a pop of rents or had some red berries and also some wild berries. And there are just so many combinations that you can do. So just take your time in creating your own holiday cards. Either by the senior projects annually, upload them in the project gallery of this glass, or if you'd like to share it on ethogram, please use this hatch bags in your work. I hope to see you again in my next class. Lie.