Learn Watercolor Painting: Lotus, Irises, and Magnolia
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Learn Watercolor Painting: Lotus, Irises, and Magnolia

Cynthia Massey Parsons shows you how to create four beautiful floral watercolor paintings for your home.
4.2 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2015
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basic supplies needed in almost any watercolor painting project.
  • Draw/trace a series of four lovely flowers (magnolia blossom, bearded iris, lotus blossom with lily pads, and iris with buds).
  • Paint, with watercolors, a series of four flowers (magnolia blossom, bearded iris, lotus blossom with lily pads, and iris with buds), suitable for framing in a home.
  • Understand the basics about selecting a matte and frame for a series of four stunning, hand-made paintings.
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
02:15:00
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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
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Tracing & Drawing Your Subjects
5 Lectures 36:24

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 06:41

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a lovely iris with buds - 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 lotus flower.

Draw Your Iris with Buds
09:53

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a lotus flower with lily pads - 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 magnolia blossom.

Draw Your Lotus Flower
03:58

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a beautiful magnolia blossom - 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 bearded iris.

Draw Your Magnolia Blossom
07:50

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple flower - a bearded iris - as you get ready to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Section 3, where you will begin painting with watercolors!

Draw Your Bearded Iris
08:02
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Painting Flowers
8 Lectures 01:30:08

In this lecture, you will learn everything you need to know to transform the iris with buds, which you drew in Lecture 3, into a masterful watercolor painting. When you are done with this lecture, you will be ready to move on to Lecture 8 and begin painting your lotus flower.

Paint Your Iris with Buds
19:39

In this lecture, you will learn the initial steps to painting your lotus blossom, which you drew in Lecture 4. Once you follow these easy instructions, you'll be ready to move on to Lecture 9, wherein you'll complete your lovely watercolor painting!

Paint Your Lotus Flower, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork
05:22

In this lecture, you will complete the final steps required to finish the watercolor painting of your lotus blossom. Once you are done and your lovely work of art is completed, you will be ready to move on to Lecture 10, where you will begin painting your magnolia blossom.

Paint Your Lotus Flower, Part 2: Finishing Touches
10:52

In this lecture, you will learn the initial steps to painting your magnolia blossom, which you drew in Lecture 5. Once you follow these easy instructions, you'll be ready to move on to Lecture 11, which is Part 2 of the watercolor painting process for this stunning flower!

Paint Your Magnolia Blossom, Part 1: Initial Colors
12:24

In this lecture, you will continue the simple process of creating your lovely magnolia blossom. When this lecture is complete, you will be ready to proceed to Lecture 12, where you will complete your watercolor painting!

Paint Your Magnolia Blossom, Part 2: Layering in Detail
10:07

In this lecture, you will learn the final steps and complete your stunning magnolia blossom watercolor painting. Once complete, it will be time to try your hand at painting a bearded iris, in Lecture 13!

Paint Your Magnolia Blossom, Part 3: Bringing It All Together
11:19

In this lecture, you will learn the initial steps to painting your bearded iris, which you drew in Lecture 6. After following these easy instructions, you'll be ready for Lecture 14, in which you will complete your watercolor painting!

Paint Your Bearded Iris, Part 1: Foundational Work
08:47

In this lecture, you will complete the final steps required for your watercolor painting of a bearded iris. Once this is done, you have now completed no less than four original works of art! Now it is time to progress to Section 4, where you can learn all about matting and framing your paintings!

Paint Your Bearded Iris, Part 2: Adding Detail
11:38
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Matting and Framing
1 Lecture 03:49

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
03:49
About the Instructor
Brainy Pixel Productions
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Creativity Instructors, Traditional Arts, Digital Arts, Tech

Brainy Pixel Productions LLC., is a creative studio that specializes in creating original content that informs, educates, and entertains, all at the same time. We are experts in partnering with teachers, artists, and creative individuals from all over the world to produce and distribute digital content, courses, and instructional videos to students across the globe.

Representing over 20 independent teachers and artists--many of them award-winning and top in their own respective fields--Brainy Pixel Productions, is an award-winning studio that operates the DrawingTeachers website, which receives over a quarter million views a month and The HowtoDrawAndPaint YouTube Channel, with over 133,000 subscribers and 1.3 million views per month. Brainy Pixel also produces programs for television broadcast networks, such as The PicTrain, which is currently airing on TBN, the Trinity Broadcast Network, which is the largest religious cable network on the planet.