Bold Gouache Florals


Do you love the look of bold, opaque florals, but don’t want to mess with oil paints? From proper brushstrokes to layering techniques, artist Drew Europeo shows you how to use gouache to create beautiful flowers and leaves with an organic shape, a velvety matte texture, and tons of depth!

Please Note: This class was included in the Watercolor Summit 2.0: Gouache Edition.

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Fun and Fearless Florals

Let Sarah Simon guide you as you learn to use watercolor and gouache paints together, creating floral line art, botanical patterns, wreaths and more!

Explore the beautiful medium of gouache with Philippines-based artist Drew Europeo! Drew will share her secrets to achieve a painterly botanical style that looks like it was created with oil paints — but with the ease and practicality of gouache! Together you’ll walk through a class project to create a gorgeous, velvety peony.

  • MODULES 1-2: Introduction & Supplies
  • MODULE 3: Prepping Paper and Choosing a Reference Photo
  • MODULE 4: Paint Consistency and Brush Marking Techniques
  • MODULE 5: Color Mixing and Planning
  • MODULE 6: Flower Form Build-up and Simplification
  • MODULE 7: Flower Highlights and Shadows
  • MODULE 8: Basic Forms of Leaves
  • MODULE 9: Leaves Highlights and Shadows
  • MODULE 10: Final Details
  • MODULE 11: Conclusion

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