Watercolor Botanical Painting: Peony
What you'll learn
- Sketch peonies using photo references
- Paint peonies using different watercolor techniques
- Paint a peony without using a photo reference
- Basic Watercolor supplies; paint; cold-pressed paper; round brush sizes 4, 2, and 00
- HB pencil, sketch paper, Micron pen size 01 (or other fineliner pen)
- Optional: Light pad, kneaded eraser, tracing paper
Welcome to my class on how to paint the peony in the botanical style!
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.
So grab your supplies, and let's paint together!
Who this course is for:
- Watercolor artists curious about painting the peony using different techniques
- Good for beginners, better suited for those in the intermediate level
I’m Audrey, owner of and creative behind Audrey Ra Design (formerly Things Unseen Designs). I believe that everyone is creative. My mission is to spark the creativity in all of us.
I come from a family with creative roots. Both of my paternal grandparents were painters, my grandmother specifically with watercolors. My parents have a fondness for music and the arts. Growing up, I played classical piano, attended choir, and frequented museums.
When my grandmother passed away in May 2016, I wanted to honor her memory by bringing back the creative side in me. It started with the bullet journal (because I’m also obsessed with planners and being organized), then calligraphy, and then watercoloring. By the end of 2016, I wanted to continue on in this journey. And what you see now is the result of it.
I hope to connect with you in my classes!
Thank you, and let's make the world a more beautiful place!