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Moody Florals with Mixed Media
Annie Mertlich teaches how to create a watercolor floral painting with a moody, luxurious vibe, with touches of gouache and metallics to make it shine!
Please Note: This class was included in the Wildfield Collector's Pack.
MODULES 1-2: Introduction & Supplies
Learn about the historical origins of the modern moody florals trend, how Annie incorporates it with her existing painting style, and what supplies you’ll need to achieve the look.
MODULE 3: References
Learn what to look for in botanical reference photos, from colors and edges to shapes and lifecycle stages.
MODULE 4: Transferring Line Art to Paper
Annie shares a quick and easy way to transfer any line art to thick watercolor paper, without using a light box or light pad.
MODULE 5: The First Layer
Watch over Annie’s shoulder as she mixes all of her colors and paints the first layer of our class project. Learn how to create soft transitions between colors, how and when to add new colors to wet paint, and how to plan which areas to paint first.
MODULE 6: Painting the Background
Next comes our black background! Annie will show you how to get a velvety soft finish and how to work around your painted edges.
MODULE 7: Adding Detail with Watercolor and Sumi Ink
In this module, you’ll learn how to add richness to your class project and make the florals appear to blend in with the background, instead of looking like cutouts on top of a black piece or paper.
MODULE 8: Adding Detail with Gouache and Gold Leaf
As a final touch, Annie will show you how to add a bit of gouache and gold leaf (or gold ink/paint!) to heighten the drama and depth of your class project!
1 hour 45 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Video so good, it's better than being there in person.
With multiple camera angles and the ability to pause and rewind, our classes get you up close to the action so you don't miss a step.
You were made to create.
We believe anyone can be an artist... even if they never went to art school. The need to be creative is built right into our DNA, and sometimes it just takes the right medium and a little practice to light that creative fire!