Real Time Watercolor Painting Tutorial: Purple Hydrangeas

——   Created by Michelle Gonzalez

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12
Lessons
56m
Lesson time
beginner
Skill level

More about this course

As I was beginning to explore watercolor florals and tried to paint hydrangeas, I found it very difficult to paint this complex flower. After months of trying different techniques to achieve a more realistic piece, I discovered a process that makes it possible to paint a perfectly shape and realistic looking hydrangea without having to sketch an outline. I hope you enjoy learning from this class because this is probably the most thorough class that I have prepared so far!

The course project

For the class project, feel free to follow exactly how I demonstrated the painting process in this class or you may also experiment with other color combinations as I have shown in the last video.There are many color possibilities for painting hydrangeas and you can do a search on Google or Pinterest for inspiration :)

12 Lessons

0:00:36
Course introduction
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0:00:35
Materials
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0:02:31
Colors
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0:02:06
Practice strokes
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0:08:02
Petals: first layer
0:04:23
Petals: glazing
0:09:19
Petals: details
0:05:28
Leaves: first layer
0:03:17
Leaves: veins
0:11:20
Leaves: negative painting
0:07:34
Petals: glazing part 2
0:01:32
Final thoughts
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  • Project included
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About the instructor

Hello, I'm Michelle, also known as @brushstrokesbymichelle on Instagram, and I am a watercolor artist and teacher from Manila, Philippines. 

I started pursuing my artistic passion in 2018, as a birthday gift to myself. I did not know that I would be painting almost every single day after I attended a 3-hour …

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