Watercolor Botanical Painting: Peony
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Watercolor Botanical Painting: Peony

From sketch to painting - 6 different peonies
4.1 (54 ratings)
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360 students enrolled
Created by Audrey Ko
Last updated 2/2019
English
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Sketch peonies using photo references
  • Paint peonies using different watercolor techniques
  • Paint a peony without using a photo reference
Requirements
  • 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
Description

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
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 04:25:54
+ Sketching Peonies
5 lectures 55:14
Sketching Peony #1 (pink peony)
17:07
Sketching the Peony buds
03:43
Sketching Peony #2 (purple peony)
16:50
Sketching Peony #3 (coral peony)
15:42
+ Inking, Tracing, and Transferring
3 lectures 23:33
Inking your sketches
08:15
Tracing your sketches
07:31
Transferring onto watercolor paper
07:47
+ Painting the Pink Peony
8 lectures 01:09:07
Painting supplies
02:13

Let's paint the pink peony together! If you want to use the sketch I'm using, feel free to download this sketch to paint yourself. Make sure to follow the steps for transferring onto watercolor paper.

Painting the first layer
14:14
Painting the second layer
05:06
Painting the third layer
04:38
Painting the fourth layer
11:39
Fine details
08:15
Leaves and Stem
17:34
Final details
05:28
Paint the pink peony using the wet-on-dry and layering techniques
Painting the Pink Peony
2 questions
+ Painting the Buds
3 lectures 31:17

Let's paint the buds together! If you want to use the sketch I'm using, feel free to download this sketch to paint yourself. Make sure to follow the steps for transferring onto watercolor paper.

Bud #1: Pink
08:31
Bud #2: White v2
11:14
Bud #3: Dark Red
11:32
Paint the buds using a variety of techniques
Painting the Buds
1 question
+ Painting the Purple Peony
4 lectures 50:15

Let's paint the purple peony together! If you want to use the sketch I'm using, feel free to download this sketch to paint yourself. Make sure to follow the steps for transferring onto watercolor paper.

First layer part 1
13:42
First layer part 2
14:06
Second layer
11:18
Paint the purple peony using the wet-on-wet method
Painting the Purple Peony
1 question
+ Painting the Coral Peony
4 lectures 31:55

Let's paint the coral peony together! If you want to use the sketch I'm using, feel free to download this sketch to paint yourself. Make sure to follow the steps for transferring onto watercolor paper.

First layer part 1
11:12
First layer part 2
05:33
Deepening Colors
07:25
Stem, Leaves, and Final Details
07:45
Paint the last peony in whatever color you'd like using your preferred techniques/methods
Painting the Coral Peony
1 question