Painting Whimsical Flowers with Watercolor + Inks

——   Created by Lisa Hetrick

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Welcome to the Painting Whimsical Flowers with Watercolor + Inks Class

I'm so grateful you are here!

In this class, you will learn how to paint whimsical flowers with watercolor and inks that are bold and graphic, and super fun to create. I’ll walk you through each watercolor painting and illustration technique, demystifying the how-to’s along the way. Each video lesson breaks down the watercolor painting techniques into smaller chunks giving you the ability to follow along using the practice handout. Then, we'll put it all together and create a whimsical flower painting.

Together, we will walk through all of the techniques that build up to creating the final project. 

In the class you will learn how to:

  1. Choosing Your Color Palette
  2. Basic Supplies + Suggestions
  3. How to Use the Practice Handout 
  4. Painting Leaves + Foliage
  5. Painting Rosettes (Loose Filler Flowers)
  6. Painting Graphic Daisies and Buds
  7. Painting a Graphic Flower Bloom (Layering Color)
  8. Adding Details with Acrylic Inks and Pen
  9. Adding Splatter Detail for Texture + Dimension
  10. Putting it all Together to Create a Whimsical Flower Painting

This class is perfect for beginners and/or seasoned watercolor artists. It is my intention for you to have FUN and enjoy painting. 

May you find pause from the hustle, pure joy and inspiration here!

The course project

Let's Paint a Whimsical Flower!

For the final project, I suggest working on a smaller sized piece of watercolor paper (4 ¼ x 5 ½) so that you can practice all the techniques and complete a flower painting relatively quickly. Sometimes working smaller can help you achieve the results you desire more quickly and if your happy along the way, it brings you more JOY. What a great feeling! 

Of course, you can work on any size watercolor paper you desire and if a sketchbook is more your style, FANTASTIC. This class is all about relaxing into painting and enjoying the process along the way. 

Painting the Whimsical Flowers:

For the final project, you will be bringing together all that you have learned to create one happy, bold, graphic flower composition. In the final project you will:

  1. Paint Leaves + Foliage
  2. Paint Rosettes (Loose Filler Flowers)
  3. Paint Graphic Daisies and Buds
  4. Paint a Large Graphic Flower Bloom as Your Focal Point
  5. Add Details with Acrylic Inks and Pen
  6. Add Splatter Detail for Texture + Dimension
  7. Smile as your heart is filled with JOY for the painting you created

Don't Forget to Download the Class Handouts and Supply List in the COURSE FILES section. I've also included a full-color handout painted by me for reference.

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 

11 Lessons

0:01:10
Introduction
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0:04:05
Basic Supplies
0:01:10
Class Handout + Reference
0:03:52
Selecting Your Color Palette
0:05:50
Painting Leaves + Foliage
0:04:15
Painting Loose Floral Rosettes
0:05:03
Painting Graphic Daisies + Buds
0:06:25
Painting the Whimsical Flower
0:04:12
Adding Details + Texture
0:11:17
Painting Whimsical Flowers Project
0:00:45
Thank YOU + Final Thoughts
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Class benefits

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  • 14 day free trial
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 48m of on-demand video
  • 3 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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