Painting Tropical Foliage in Watercolor

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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9 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:57
    • 2. Supplies

      0:47
    • 3. Mixing colors

      6:14
    • 4. Painting a Banana leaf

      7:55
    • 5. Painting a Philodendron leaf

      9:26
    • 6. Painting an Areca Palm leaf

      4:16
    • 7. Panting a Fan Palm leaf

      7:03
    • 8. Painting a Fishtail Palm leaf

      6:31
    • 9. Last thoughts

      0:23
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Project Description

For the class project paint tropical foliage using the shapes and colors of your choice. Share your foliage painting in Project Gallery of this class. Optional share a photo of your supplies and your progress pictures in Project Gallery.

Painting foliage is relaxing and fun. I hope you will enjoy this project.

SUPPLIES:

(You can use your favorite supplies, below I mentioned the brands I used)

  • Watercolor Paint (I use "White Nights" watercolor paints by Nevskaya Palitra)
  • Watercolor Paper (I used Canson, cold press 140lb)
  • Sharp pencil HB
  • Eraser
  • Medium size round watercolor brush with a good tip (I used Da Vinci Kolinsky Sable #4).
  • Paper towels
  • Paint palette
  • Water

For the class project paint tropical foliage using the shapes and colors of your choice.

See the reference pictures for different types of leaves below:

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COLORS FOR THIS PROJECT:

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If you have any questions about the class or watercolor techniques, I will be happy to answer them.

I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork in the Project Gallery.

Thank you for taking my class, x Irina.

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