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Watercolour Painting - How to paint Flowers

Learn how to paint rain droplets on petals using watercolor techniques
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Created by Anne Edwards
Last updated 7/2014
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will have learned new techniques and ways of working using watercolour
By the end of this course your powers of observation will be enhanced
By the end of this course you will have become aware of an aspect of colour theory and how this effects our lives.
By the end of this course your ability to control and manipulate watercolour will be enhanced.
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  • Students taking this course will need a computer
  • Students taking this course will need a printer.

During this course you will learn how to paint flowers using watercolours. The technique strongly emphasised is how to paint drops of water on petals

The course structure follows a logical progression from detailed illustrated instructions regarding the materials you will need, through to the drawing process, a techiniques demonstration, a short but comprehensive colour theory, lesson followed by detailed painting demonstrations for you to enjoy. Finaly you will be shown examples of Artists paintings and alternative approaches will be discussed.

There will be hand outs for you to download to be used as reference during the course.

The lectures are very easy to follow and the course encourages individual development therefore each student is encouraged to work at their own pace. Some will finish the course in a couple of hours, others will take longer.

If you wish to learn or already enjoy water colour painting and want to discover some new techniques and ways of working, then you will find this course both informative and enjoyable.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to learn more concerning how to paint with watercolours will benifitt from this course.
  • Beginners will find the course easy to follow and will acheive a great deal.
  • The more experienced will learn something new to add to their knowledge.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 37:00
Materials - Background information - Flower Drawing
3 Lectures 10:59

This lecture clearly close how to make a drawing of a Flower. By following these video instructions you will learn a great deal about drawing in general and how to draw a flower in particular

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Flower Painting - First Version -Colour Theory - Techniques
6 Lectures 19:56

The first stage when making a painting can be daunting. This lecture clearly shows how to be spontaneous and the correct technique to use when starting your Flower Painting.

Flower Painting - Stage 1

Complimentary Contrast is and important aspect to consider when making paintings. This lecture explains not only the theory but how this has been put into practice throughout the History of Art and how this phenomenon exists in the natural world.

Complimentary Colours

By following the short video Flower Painting - Stage 2 you will learn how to achieve a more life like effect using appropriate techniques and processes

Flower Painting - Stage 2

This lecture demonstrated a range of techniques used when painting Water Drops. These techniques demonstrated are used to make all manner of shapes and it is therefore and essential process for watercolour artists to learn.

How to Paint Water Drops

This Video shows how to wipe away existing paint which is a vital skill to learn when becoming a Watercolour artist.

All the steps are clearly shown and easy to follow and once mastered this technique will play an important role in your future paintings.

Flower Painting - Stage 3

This final stage will complete your painting. The high lights will be emphasised, the shadows adjusted and the water drops will become clear and precise.

Flower Painting - Stage 4
Flower Painting - Second Version - Course Summary
2 Lectures 06:05

There are different ways to produce this effect and this lecture will describe another method. Both approaches are equally valid but it is useful to try them both in order decide which one is more successful for you.

Water Droplets - Second Version

You will see in this lectire all the different Stages of the Flower Painting Course and have a chance to reflect on what you have learned. Congratulations on Completing the course and Happy Watercolour Painting

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About the Instructor
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Fine Artst - MA Royal College of Art London

I am a professional Fine Artist and a graduate of the Royal College of Art in LondonUK

I have exhibited widely in London UK, New York City USA, Dubai UAE, and more recently in Athens Greece.

Throughout my career I have taught in University Art Departments in London and other parts of the world my latest post being in Crete, Greece where I have a studio.

Watercolour painting has always featured in my own work, and I have taught this subject successfully to beginners and more advanced students for many years. I have developed a wide knowledge of the medium and teaching issues which arise, and I am confident in my ability to provide a comprehensive enjoyable course which is quite unique.

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