Blobs to Blooms: Painting Violas in Watercolor

——   Created by Lisa Hetrick

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7
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1h 32m
Lesson time
beginner
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In this class, you will learn how to turn watercolor blobs into beautiful viola blooms. 

We’ll take a deeper dive into:

  • Watercolor paints and their unique qualities
  • Papers, brushes, and supplies
  • Design composition and simple shapes for beautiful bouquets
  • How to work with a limited color palette
  • Understanding how watercolor pigments work and flow
  • Achieving GLOW in your paintings without using metallics

We’ll cover four essential techniques that will help your paintings glow:  

  • Wet in Wet watercolor blobbin’
  • Layering and Glazing techniques to get the GLOW in your painting
  • Bold to Blend to Bleed Techniques
  • Texture and Finishing Techniques

I’ll demystify and walk you through each technique step-by-step before we paint the final project together. 

Video content delivered in comprehensive, detailed, technique-based lessons. 7 videos accompany this class. 

Each video lesson breaks down the watercolor painting techniques into smaller chunks giving you the ability to follow along using the practice handouts that are available in the Projects + Resources* area here for you to download

You can paint beautiful viola bouquets that flow and glow! Watercolor is my favorite medium, and I know it can sometimes feel challenging to work with it. I’m here to help you have more fun and experience JOY with watercolor. 

Let’s get started and have some fun!

Don't Forget to Download the Class Handouts and Supply List in the COURSE FILES section:

The course project

Create a Handmade Card with Your Viola Painting

In this class, we will paint an A-6 (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches) sized floral bouquet that you can make into a card, frame, gift to a friend, or add to your portfolio of work. You can also work through this class in your favorite watercolor sketchbook. The techniques are versatile for any project application. 

Upload and Share:

Please consider uploading your work to the class project gallery at any/all stages of the project. I would love to see what you create and I'm here to help you if you have questions along the way.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help make this project a joyful one!

Thank you so much for joining me in this class. I'm so grateful!

Closed Facebook Group to Support Students:

I have created a secret, private Facebook Group to support you and all of the students who take courses with me live, here on my website. In this group, I will be sharing additional watercolor tutorials, findings, extras and more. This is a safe, private space to share, pause and enjoy the learning. I've created this group as a way for you to share your work as well, tag me with questions, etc. so that I can help you. If you are interested in the Craft Your Joy Artists, Crafters + Enthusiasts Facebook Group, request permission through this LINK. This is totally optional!

You can find me in all the places below. Let’s get started and have some fun!

Website   |   Instagram   |   Facebook   |   YouTube 

7 Lessons

0:03:40
Introduction + Welcome
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0:07:45
Inspiration + Supplies
0:02:45
Practice Handouts
0:11:09
Color Palette + Watercolor Options
0:16:42
Technique Practice
0:50:06
Composition and Painting the Viola Bouquet
0:00:34
Final Thoughts + Project Ideas
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 14 day free trial
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 1h 32m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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About the instructor

Hi, my name is Lisa Hetrick, the owner of Indigojade Art. I'm so grateful you've stopped by. I paint. I teach. I make things with my hands. I use my creative spirit to bring more JOY and positivity into life. I'm a watercolor artist, surface pattern designer and papercrafter focused on …

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