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12 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Introduction

    • Tools & Materials

    • Brush Control: Paint vs Water

    • Control Exercises

    • Budding Flowers

    • Roses

    • Loose Florals

    • 5 Minute Peony

    • Lots of Petals

    • Break the Rules - Get Messy

    • More Messy Fun

    • Project Time!

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About This Class

Ah, the sweet, playful, loose watercolor florals... these are the ultimate coveted style that we are all striving to create. This class will guide you through some basic techniques to help you create a few different styles of flowers (yes, peonies are in here), but more importantly, show you the brush strokes needed to move into a style of your very own. 



For reference:

How to Prep Your Own Palette blog post HERE

Daniel Smith - Chinese White
Daniel Smith - Ivory Black (recently switched to Lunar Black)
Daniel Smith - Burnt Umber
Daniel Smith - Transparent Brown Oxide
Daniel Smith - Hansa Yellow Medium
Daniel Smith - New Gamboge
Daniel Smith - Organic Vermilion
Daniel Smith - Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Daniel Smith - Bordeaux
Daniel Smith - Cobalt Blue Violet
Daniel Smith - Prussian Blue
Daniel Smith - Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
Daniel Smith - Phthalo Green (Blue Shade)
Daniel Smith - Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade)
Daniel Smith - Deep Sap Green
Daniel Smith - Sap Green
Daniel Smith - Green Gold
Daniel Smith - Buff Titanium
Daniel Smith - Indian Yellow
Daniel Smith - Pyrrol Scarlet 
Daniel Smith - Quinacridone Red
Daniel Smith - Quinacridone Violet
Daniel Smith - Perylene Violet
Daniel Smith - Rhodonite Genuine
Daniel Smith - Rose of Ultramarine
Daniel Smith - Mayan Blue Genuine
Daniel Smith - Cascade Green
Daniel Smith - Jadeite Genuine
Daniel Smith - Diopside Genuine
Daniel Smith - Serpentine Genuine
Daniel Smith - Green Apatite Genuine
Daniel Smith - Perylene Green
Daniel Smith - Diopside Genuine
Daniel Smith - Garnet Genuine

79 of 79 students recommendSee All

Peggy is just an awesome instructor!! I cannot say enough great things about her teaching methods!
Brilliant fun class as always Peggy, thank you x
I love Peggy Dean. Just a down to earth gal with a great personality sharing one of her loves with you. Good direction and explanation. She has even taught this "old dog" new tricks!





Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

Hey hey! I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700).


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