Learn Watercolor Painting: Sunflower, Daylily, Rose, Orchids
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Learn Watercolor Painting: Sunflower, Daylily, Rose, Orchids

Cynthia Massey Parsons shows you how to create four beautiful floral watercolor paintings for your home.
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Last updated 2/2015
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basic supplies needed in almost any watercolor painting project.
  • Draw/trace a series of four lovely flowers (sunflower, day lily, rose bud, and orchid).
  • Paint, with watercolors, a series of four flowers (sunflower, day lily, rose bud, and orchid), suitable for framing in a home.
  • Understand the basics about selecting a matte and frame for a series of four stunning, hand-made paintings.
Requirements
  • No specific requirements here, other than a desire to learn how to paint and a little patience. We'll cover all of the starting materials and everything you need in our Watercolor Supplies video!
Description

Many aspire to be an artist, but lack the knowledge of where to begin or what to do once they've begun. Now, with this simple and easy-to-follow course, anyone can produce lovely works of watercolor art for their home, for their friends, their family, or even to sell. In this course, you will learn everything from drawing your subjects, to painting them, and even down to selecting the proper mattes and frames for your finished works. Also with this course, not only will you be able to make a piece of art - you will complete your course with four distinct pieces of watercolor art! If you have ever wondered if you could produce art, or ever desired to try, this course is absolutely for you!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for anyone who has a desire to paint or loves to work with crafts. All you need is patience! If you are an expert watercolor painter, this course may be a bit elementary for you.
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:42:43
+ Basic Supplies & Expert Tips
1 lecture 04:39

This lecture shows you everything you need to know in terms of all of your basic supplies for watercolor painting - for this or any watercolor painting project! Also, you'll pick up some nifty tips and tricks that you probably won't find anywhere else. When you're done, you have everything you need to begin!

Preview 04:39
+ Tracing & Drawing Your Subjects
5 lectures 25:55

This lecture takes you through, step-by-step, and shows you how to create a pencil drawing of a subjects, much like the ones that you will need before beginning to paint in Section 3. These drawings are done using a nifty technique that utilizes tracing and carbon paper, which saves a ton of time and effort. Once you have your subjects drawn and/or traced, you are ready to put paint onto paper!

Preview 03:54

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a beautiful orchid - as you get ready to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 4, where you can learn how to draw a day lily.

Preview 09:33

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a stunning sunflower - as you get ready to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 6, where you can learn how to draw a rosebud.

Draw Your Sunflower
04:50

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a lovely day lily - as you get ready to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 5, where you can learn how to draw a sunflower.

Draw Your Daylily
05:06

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a simple, but pretty rosebud - as you get ready to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 7, wherein you will begin painting the flowers you have drawn in this Section.

Draw Your Rosebud
02:32
+ Painting Flowers
6 lectures 01:09:14

In this lecture, you will learn everything you need to know to begin the transformation of your orchid drawing, which you drew in Lecture 3, into a masterful watercolor painting. When you are done with this lecture, you will be ready to complete your orchid painting in the second half of this painting exercise, in Lecture 8.

Paint Your Orchids, Part 1: Laying the Foundation
15:36

In this lecture, you will complete the task of painting your orchid drawing, which you began in Lecture 7. When you are done with this lecture, you will be ready to begin painting you day lily, which will happen as you take Lecture 9.

Paint Your Orchids, Part 2: Completing the Task
12:49

In this lecture, you will be able to begin and complete your day lily painting. When you are done, not only will you have a lovely watercolor painting for your home or to give as a gift, but you will be ready to move on to Lecture 10, where you will begin painting your sunflower.

Painting Your Daylily
16:42

In this lecture, you will begin laying in all of the initial colors and blocking in the shapes for your finished sunflower painting. Once you are done with this lesson, you will be ready to move on to Lecture 11, wherein you will finish this lovely watercolor piece.

Painting Your Sunflower, Part 1: Beginning Your Painting
04:00

In this lecture, you complete the work you began in Lecture 10. You will lay in all of the final colors and details for your lovely sunflower watercolor. When you are done, you'll have a beautiful watercolor for your home, or to give as a gift (or to sell) and you will be ready for your last challenge: painting your rosebud in Lecture 12.

Painting Your Sunflower, Part 2: Adding Detail and Finishing Touches
06:20

In this lecture, you will learn everything you need to know to begin and complete your delicate watercolor painting of the rosebud you drew in Lecture 6. Once you are done, you should feel great, because you have now completed four original watercolor works of art! You are now prepared to move on to the final lecture in this course, Lecture 13, wherein you will learn everything you need to know about selecting matts and frames for these now finished paintings!

Painting Your Rosebud
13:47
+ Matting and Framing
1 lecture 02:55

In this lecture, you will learn some of the basics of selecting mattes and frames for your paintings. Learn why certain mattes and frames work with some pieces and not with others and how to choose ones that work best. When you're done, you'll have selected mattes and frames for your lovely flower paintings and will have completed this course. Not only will you have learned to paint with watercolors, but you will also have created four works of art, ready to hang in your home, to give as gifts, or even to sell!

Selecting a matte and frame
02:55