Online Class

Watercolor Flower Bouquet

$39.99

Paint a vibrant floral still life with essential skills that will transfer to every watercolor work you create!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Mary Murphy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Learn how to paint watercolor flowers with delicate petals, bold blossoms and dramatic light! Explore color theory with fun exercises in mixing hues to convey mood, and create a monochromatic study to hone your skills in depicting lifelike value and depth. Discover compositional strategies for a scene that engages your viewer, and begin painting with fluid transparent washes. Use wet-on-wet blending to build layers of jewel-toned petals, and apply the drybrush technique for detail and texture in your bouquet. Plus, learn surprisingly simple ways to correct any problems, and how to crop and frame your work for the best result.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
03:20
Meet your instructor, Mary Murphy, and learn more about watercolor and some of the techniques covered in your class.
2. Watercolor Techniques
14:29
3. Value: Scaling Lights & Darks
17:24
4. Color
27:42
5. Composition
16:17
6. Preparing to Paint
15:10
7. Developing Your Painting
18:38
8. Finishing Techniques
22:58

Taught by

Mary P. Murphy
Mary P. Murphy
Mary Murphy loved art from a young age, but her initial career path took her in a different direction, towards life as an award-winning speechwriter. After 20 years behind a pen though, she picked a brush back up and the rest is history! She honed her skills training with artists such as Martha Deming and Jim McFarlane, president of the American Watercolor Society, setting up an in-home studio so she could paint nonstop. Her exuberant floral paintings began to accumulate local and national recognition and awards, and now she’s thrilled to bring her passion to the Craftsy community.
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