Paint Expressive Florals: A 7 Day Watercolor Challenge

Juliet Meeks, Designer and Artist

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11 Videos (55m)
    • Intro

    • Supplies + Inspiration

    • Warm Up with Leaves

    • Day 1: Poppies

    • Day 2: Tall Larkspur

    • Day 3: Lilies

    • Day 4: Geraniums

    • Day 5: Iris

    • Day 6: Hydrangeas

    • Day 7: Peruvian Lily

    • Bonus Video: Scanning + Photoshop

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About This Class


For this 7-day challenge, I will be guiding you through painting seven different species of watercolor florals in a playful illustrative style.  We will be looking at the materials you will need if you are brand new to watercolor and where to find inspiration. I’ll be explaining my painting choices along the way, and how and why I use certain materials to help guide you. This class is all about encouraging you to find your own style of watercolor florals, with my techniques as your starting inspiration!

As a bonus video, I will share how to scan and clean up your illustrations in Photoshop. I encourage you to complete all florals in 7 days in a row, but you are welcome to stop and come back to finish at anytime at your own pace. Doing this challenge consistently over one week will help you stay in the groove, and help you to develop your style intuitively. 

This class is great for beginner watercolor artists, but is also for any experience level. 

• Follow my guide to painting different florals over a 7-day challenge
• Start and stop the challenge at your own pace
• Start to find your own watercolor painting style with my tips as guidance
• Perfect for beginners new to watercolor
• Bonus: learn how to scan and clean up your artwork for further use

Share your illustrations on Instagram with us by using the class hashtag #expressivefloralschallenge and I will be sharing your work on my Instagram stories!

Music: "Fretless"
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62 of 63 students recommendSee All

Another great class! I was finished with my 30 day painting challenge on Instagram and was looking for something else to paint. I haven't painted florals in a while so this class was what I was looking for. Great demos and teacher! I'm more confident now in painting florals after taking this class! Thanks Juliet!
Mary Ann Miah

Never stop learning @marymaes_art

Great class, great teacher! Juliet has an easy, natural teaching style that's very encouraging. Also the seven-day challenge really appealed as it seemed more manageable timewise. Having completed it though, I'm now hooked on painting flowers in my sketchbook :)
Tracey Leach

Artist and Illustrator

Very inspirational.





Juliet Meeks

Designer and Artist

Hi! I'm Juliet Meeks, a designer and artist based in my hometown New Orleans, LA. I've been running my design studio Juliet Meeks Design full-time since 2015. 

No work day is the same, but you can usually find me painting with watercolor in my studio, designing products for my online shop, and collaborating with other brands. Or creating classes here on Skillshare!

I'm inspired by creating with my hands, vintage books and textiles, and the organic sha...

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