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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

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

Project Manager, Illustrator, Designer





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator


Hi, I am Irina - watercolor artists and illustrator. I believe that life is a beautiful adventure.  I am from Moldova,  I work and live in Connecticut, US. I like sharing watercolor secrets through my classes, and one of my favorite things is being surrounded by creative, inspiring people.

Let's be friends! 

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