Watercolor Botanical Painting: Peony

Audrey, Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

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29 Lessons (4h 26m)
    • 1. INTRO

      1:59
    • 2. SKETCHING - Supplies

      1:52
    • 3. SKETCHING - Peony #1 (pink peony)

      17:07
    • 4. SKETCHING - Peony #2 (purple peony)

      16:50
    • 5. SKETCHING - Peony buds

      3:43
    • 6. SKETCHING - Peony #3 (coral peony)

      15:42
    • 7. INKING your sketches

      8:15
    • 8. TRACING your sketches

      7:31
    • 9. TRANSFERRING your sketches to watercolor paper

      7:47
    • 10. PAINTING - Supplies

      2:13
    • 11. PINK PEONY - 1st Layers

      14:14
    • 12. PINK PEONY - 2nd Layers

      5:06
    • 13. PINK PEONY - 3rd Layers

      4:38
    • 14. PINK PEONY - 4th Layers

      11:39
    • 15. PINK PEONY - Fine details

      8:15
    • 16. PINK PEONY - Leaves and Stem

      17:34
    • 17. PINK PEONY - Final details

      5:28
    • 18. BUD #1 - Pink

      8:31
    • 19. BUD #2 - White

      11:14
    • 20. BUD #3 - Dark Red

      11:32
    • 21. PURPLE PEONY - First layer part 1

      13:42
    • 22. PURPLE PEONY - First layer part 2

      14:06
    • 23. PURPLE PEONY - Second Layer

      11:18
    • 24. PURPLE PEONY - Glazing and final details

      11:09
    • 25. CORAL PEONY - First layer part 1

      11:12
    • 26. CORAL PEONY - First layer part 2

      5:33
    • 27. CORAL PEONY - Deepening Colors

      7:25
    • 28. CORAL PEONY - Stem, Leaves, and Final Layers

      7:45
    • 29. CONCLUSION

      2:36
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About This Class

Welcome to my class on how to paint the peony in the botanical style! This class has been a couple months in the making, and I can't wait to share it with you! So grab your supplies, and let's paint together!

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This class is one of my largest and longest because it's so full of detailed videos. Each one has content you don't want to miss!

Since this is a long class, I'd encourage you to take it one chunk at a time. Do all the sketching in one session. Paint one peony during a single session. And before you know it, you will have painted all of the peonies with ease and confidence.

  • I'll teach you overall principles and techniques so that you can apply them to other subjects of your own.
  • I'll demonstrate exactly how I sketch my peonies. Soon, you'll be able to sketch any peony that you desire!
  • I'll take you step-by-step to paint three large peonies and three smaller buds. And we'll be using a variety of styles to accomplish this: wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, glazing, negative painting, layering, and more. 
  • We'll use photo references for all but one of the peonies because I want you to have the creative freedom to paint how you want to paint!
  • Make sure to download my list of supplies in the class downloads. In addition, if you want to use my line drawing sketches for the class, you can find them in the downloads, too.

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Thanks, and I can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to make a project for this class so I can see all your wonderful works. If you're on Instagram, please tag me (@ThingsUnseenDesigns), and use #WatercolorWithTUD! I love to feature my students and their work!

Happy painting!

Love,

Audrey

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