Watercolor Painting for Beginners : Autumn Themed Floral Bouquet

——   Created by Michelle Gonzalez
57m of on-demand video

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    Michelle Gonzalez

    Watercolor Artist & Teacher

  • Biography

    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 workshop on basic watercolor painting techniques in March of that year. I was just so in love with watercolor!

    A year after, I started teaching my watercolor painting process here on Arbington, as well as other platforms and 1-on-1 sessions. Aside from the personal mental and physical benefits I get from painting, I find fulfillment sharing my knowledge to others and helping them get a better appreciation of watercolor painting.

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    Course content

    1 min
    Course introduction
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    2 mins
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    1 min
    Palette tip
    free preview
    7 mins
    How to paint a carnation using a triangle brush
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    5 mins
    How to paint a rose using a dagger brush
    5 mins
    How to paint a david austin rose using a cats tongue oval wash brush
    4 mins
    How to paint different leaves using a round brush
    3 mins
    How to paint fillers using a round brush
    15 mins
    Class project painting the autum themed floral bouquet part 1
    18 mins
    Class project painting the autum themed floral bouquet part 2
    1 min
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    What you'll learn

    Painting loose floral bouquets can be complicated and frustrating for some, especially beginners. In this class, I show the basic brush strokes for painting a rose, a David Austin rose, and a carnation using different brushes in real time. While it is possible to create a beautiful watercolor bouquet using one round brush or a pointed mop brush, I find that certain types of brushes are ideal for achieving different flowers. This is why I decided to demonstrate painting each flower using a specific type of brush. I am also painting this floral bouquet with Autumn / Fall colors, a color combination that a lot of people love because of its warm, nostalgic appearance. I hope you enjoy watching the steps that I share in this class and paint along with me!