Painting Gouache Florals | Liz Trapp | Skillshare

Painting Gouache Florals

Liz Trapp, artist

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8 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Tools & Introduction to the Style

    • 4. Drawing Botanical Shapes

    • 5. Painting Single Floral Motifs

    • 6. Composition #1: Small Bouquet

    • 7. Composition #2: Large Bouquet

    • 8. Closing

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About This Class

In this class, you'll learn how to paint simple and elegant floral compositions using the medium of gouache.  First, we'll practice sketching some of the basic structures of some of the more common floral elements including leaf forms and a variety of flowers and buds.  Then we'll move on to exploring the medium of gouache and practicing single botanical elements in paint. Finally, we'll produce two compositions: the first is a single (or series) of small bouquets which consist of just a few elements together, the second is a larger, more dense floral bouquet. And for your class project, you'll create two floral compositions. 

This class is open and welcoming to anyone with any skill level! If you are a new painter, or are just learning how to draw floral elements, this class is a great place to start - as the style of florals lends themselves to simplification and personal exploration. If you're a seasoned painter, this class will offer a simplified, illustrative approach to florals which might be a nice addition to your studio practice.