Painting a Peony in Watercolor : in three styles

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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8 Videos (1h 24m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Mixing Colors

    • Warm Up

    • Painting a Peony in a Loose Style

    • Painting a Peony in Ink and Watercolor

    • Botanical Illustration

    • Last Thoughts

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About This Class


Peonies are a timeless trend, and they will make a beautiful addition to your portfolio, or to your wall art collection.

Also, they are my favorite flowers and creating this class was such a joy for me. I hope you will like it, too.

In this class I will explain step by step how to draw and paint peonies in 3 different styles: 

-in a loose painterly style  

-using fine liner and watercolor

- in traditional realistic looking style. 

Also, we will do an easy warm up to get used to the shapes of the petals and will mix colors for our beautiful illustration.

If you are new to the watercolor medium and would like to understand it better, I have 2 classes on watercolor basics:

Essential Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

The Basics of Color Mixing in Watercolor

The classes are concise and fun.

This class is geared toward all peony and watercolor lovers. 

55 of 56 students recommendSee All

Lovely styles and good explanation of techniques!
I really like her instructions; but I find the choice of music a bit annoying especially when it plays louder when she is not talking. She could have put more effort in her shading and lines in her realistic peony. I still did learn a lot about the shaped of the petals.
Beautiful class and teacher. learnt so much and had fun! love it!
Andrea Hentze

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Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator


Hi, I am Irina Trzaskos - a watercolor artist and illustrator.

Welcome to my Skillshare Channel. I believe that everybody can paint and that the best way of learning is by doing. My classes are designed for watercolor beginners. Every class is divided into the simple step by step segments and at the end of the class, you will have a painting or illustration you can be proud of. You can enroll in classes in an...

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