About this class: Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting flowers, but it can be hard to control while preserving white and light areas of your flower and defining edges. If you find painting complex floral forms with watercolor challenging, in this class we will learn old masters' approach to painting with watercolor. We will talk about the method of incorporating body color into our paintings, i.e. combining watercolors with artist gouache, as did such painters as John S. Sargent, Winslow Homer and J.M.W. Turner. We will discuss the differences and similarities between these two mediums, as well as technical aspects of painting with both. Video demonstrations in this class will illustrate the process of working on various floral compositions.
Gouache and Watercolor Flowers
Old Masters Approach