Online Class

Realistic Watercolors Step by Step

$19.99$29.99

Create lifelike watercolors without a lifetime of practice! Use easy-to-replicate techniques to achieve results you're proud to say you painted.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and reference images for practice
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Anna Mason
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to paint watercolor flowers and more step by step with online video lessons from award-winning artist Anna Mason. Start with how to choose a reference photo, set up your workspace and outline your subject matter: a rose. With your outline complete, see how to create petals by layering tones from light to dark. Next, paint a lifelike stamen and build skills for balancing tones. Move on to rendering a lovely flower bud and get tips for avoiding muddy colors, increasing contrast and creating highlights that add depth to your work. Expand the number of greens on your palette as Anna guides you through painting convincing leaves, stems and thorns. Plus, discover tricks for finishing your painting beautifully by establishing crisp edges, using color-correcting techniques and refining the level of contrast in your piece.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Working With Watercolor
25:03
Meet Anna Mason and get started discovering the simplicity behind painting with watercolors. Develop your painter's eye with watercolor basics as Anna helps you uncover the secret to layering watercolors. You'll also learn her brush techniques for painting fine details. Think small!
2. Preparing to Paint
21:30
3. Painting the Petals
30:30
4. Painting the Stamen & Reassessing Petals
22:13
5. Painting the Bud
21:53
6. Painting the Leaves & Stem
22:22
7. Finishing Details & Assessing Contrast
19:24

Recommended with this class

  • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper
  • Brushes: Anna Mason Set, Rosemary & Co. (UK), Sizes 3/0, 0, 1, 3, 5

Taught by

Anna  Mason
Anna Mason
Anna Mason is a watercolorist specializing in big, bold, botanical subjects. After making a huge career change to paint full-time 10 years ago, she's been honored with an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art and the Grand Prize by International Artist Magazine. In recent years, Anna has made it her mission to teach her unique watercolor techniques in an easy-to-understand way by contributing to Artists & Illustrator Magazine in the U.K., writing The Modern Flower Painter (Search Press) and teaching on Craftsy.

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