LIVE Watercolor: All The Purple Flowers!

LIVE Watercolor: All The Purple Flowers!



you get to leave in a minute here fine can everybody hear us okay or me I guess that's okay are we good are we good to go yeah okay hello everybody this is our first painting project which is all the purple flowers and I just wanted to introduce you to our crew everybody about doing this behind us so say hi to everybody we have Casey Rachel owl don't you want to tell them what they do okay yes Rachel's gonna be painting with us today I'll runs this thing pretty much Missy's helping us with camera work she'll be answering or saying your questions and we have Natalie who's painting with us today same as Jennie same as Draya same as Sarah same as Chad and then we have Jake who's also doing our camera work so welcome we just wanted to introduce you to everybody because we're gonna spend a lot of time together okay so this is our first project that we are going to be doing here today which is all the purple flowers and hopefully do you have your supplies ready your water we have five different paint colors here today I'm just going to read them off really quickly hopefully you already are familiar with them so we're gonna use black daffodil yellow moss rose high instance blue I think I'm saying that right and olive green and before we start I just want to say thank you for joining us and this is new for all of us we're all kind of learning here so I'm just asking you to be kind to yourself as you're starting this project and to be kind to us as we figure out the best way to go about painting and us connecting and and teaching with you so I want everybody to raise their right hand everybody over there Natalie Sara raised right hand and I want to repeat after me which is I will not be too hard on myself I'm going to have a great time and I'm not going and I am NOT going to be a perfectionist thank you because we're not we're all learning here and everybody paints differently and you'll see as you paint more that your styles are gonna come out and that's what we celebrate as we celebrate our differences in how we paint so without further ado let's get started I'm gonna start here with my round four brush and I'm painting on Canson watercolor paper it's a nice thicker paper it's not regular paper so it's not going to buckle under water and I want to start here with this first flower that we have right here I'm not sure if you want me to hold it up too but we're going to start here and I like to lay down my larger flowers first so we're gonna do a few flowers and so you're just gonna get your brush wet and you're gonna mix a little bit of the blue and the moss rose together so you get kind of like a pink purpley color right there it's this one it's the moss yep it's the pink kind of mix it together okay if they're small enough maybe you know we want them nice and small okay is that better okay Dre you're gonna have to scoot a bit okay all right so we're gonna start with laying down we're just gonna do kind of start on the right hand side of our paper we're just going to do a dot or a like an oval and then we're going to do circular lines around this oval and we want them to be alternating so it's going to be a line line line line and you're just going to do that a few times and as you go out your lines are going to get a little bit bigger okay and then and then I'm going to lay down a little bit of color where I want the bottom of my flower to be I'm just gonna do a few strokes because you know how the bottom of the flower kind of goes out and blooms out that's what we're gonna try to make and now I'm gonna rinse my brush off completely and I'm gonna spread out the color I already lay down on the bottom in a circular way and that color that we first laid down that's just going to naturally spread out and you'll see here that I'm leaving a little bit of white spot right here right because we kind of want to highlight on our flower so I'm not going to put any color there and then where the top where I did my lines I'm gonna kind of start mixing those together so I'm going to doing this same circular motion around I did not it's just the paint that's already there so we're gonna be doing circular around and we want it to get kind of like the lip of a cup so you know how it kind of has like the first edge the back edge and then I'm just gonna like yeah just like that that's fine if it's not far enough down then just move it just add a little bit of paint near the bottom yep uh-huh yep just add to it that's right and then for you I would take yours and kind of let this edge go all the way to the edge see where see where we kind of want it to meet we're just going to spread that around now if your flower is looking a little bit too light don't worry about it we can always go back in and add a little bit more of the darker detail work so we're going to move on to our next flower and for this one which is this one that we're doing right here sure this one right here so you guys can see we are going to mix that color we already laid down with a little bit of daffodil yellow so we get kind of like a peachy pink Ness going on so you're kind of missing mixing three different colors here now now this one for this one we did a little bit more detail brush strokes and we're not going to worry about that as much though I got a little yeah and if it you can add a little bit more there so that's more like a pink and we're just going to kind of do an oval on this side okay so this is kind of like if you're looking at a flower from an angle and looking into it so it's just a little oval and then I'm going to do the same thing that I did on this flower which is paint the bottom of the flower and then I take my brush and I rinse it and they just spread that color now I want this flower to be a little bit lighter than my first flower which means I'm going to use more water and less paint once burning you need some more and you guys can mix in between two here you don't have to stay within the little cubbies so you can just like bring that out and mix it like that I mean and you don't have to go across these these colors exactly if you would prefer all of your flowers to be bright purple go for it you don't have to follow these colors exactly if you don't want so we laid that down you try to follow him exactly they're not the same yeah yeah because every mixture is going to have a little bit different a little bit more of one color yes I can slow down so follow that in yes if it's too dark you can lift you can just add water to it and take your paper towels so the water will lighten it and then if there's too much water you take your paper towel and you kind of blot it and it's gonna start soaking it up yeah and then I'm going to girl makes a little color for you so we have the red there we go okay so here's our red I'm gonna mix it with a little bit more yellow okay so like this this is good you can use this color right here okay and then for we kind of wanted this this first thing that we laid out we want to spread it out a little bit more yeah so you're gonna use your clean brush yeah just and then kind of spread it out yes okay so I'm gonna do to give them this paper just gonna lay it right on top so you do an oval no that's great and then you're gonna just do the bottom of the flower and take your yep perfect that's okay okay do the bottom of your flower and then we're just gonna spread it using clean water similar to what we did for that first one beautiful thank you and then we're also going to spread this top part because really is the trick to kind of let it sit for a minute and then you know I actually like to work fairly quickly because you can see here what's happening KC if you want to see this you with this because I didn't move fast you can see my brush strokes that I initially laid down whereas with this painting you can't see those brush strokes because if you work fast enough then it's just going to automatically spread out and you're going to lose those brush strokes with florals we sometimes want to do we don't want everybody to see every single little line so but if you can see your brush strokes don't worry about it and then when you do the lining of your flower the outside of it I like the edges to come up off a little bit around the side because then it looks like it's blooming from an angle and it's not just a straight line yeah yep okay that was my go back over here so you can see here that because I didn't work fast I sell my brushstrokes there which is fine that's not a problem I'm going to try and add a little bit of paint to it so it's bleeds a little bit more naturally how I want it to and I'm going to try and lighten this darker spot here now the thing with watercolors you can't completely erase something so if you want to lighten something up the best thing you can try and do is just load it with water and then take your paper towel and kind of blot and try and pick it up it's not going to erase it completely but it's just gonna lighten it a little bit more and I'm just gonna do a little bit of line right here okay now so the the first two flowers we've just did they you're supposed to be looking at them like from an angle so now we're gonna do one where is if you are looking from it straight on so you're going to take I'm going to do a little bit more of a purple flower and so we're gonna start the same way we started the first one which is a dot and we're gonna do circular lines but this time we want the alternating circular lines to go all the way around the dot of a flower evenly when we do it at an angle we kind of do it more on the bottom than at the top where when we look at it straight over we want it to be even around and that's how you can tell that you're looking at it over ahead so we do our dot and then I'm going to do alternating lines and this is where you kind of want to use more the tip of your brush because you get a nice finer line with it you're just gonna start circle around and I try and get my flower so this flower is going in between and I want it to kind of touch and then remember you want to try and work a little bit a little bit faster so the colors smear nice together so right after you lay down you're gonna get a clean wet brush and just start doing that same circular motion around the flower I'm gonna put a little more color on my brush because it's just not spreading because I'm not working fast enough but you're gonna see that those colors are just gonna kind of naturally bleed out and then sometimes what I like to do after I laid down a flower like that is to get a concentrated color a really nice and just kind of plop it in the middle and that's gonna just kind of move and bleed out and that's gonna look a little bit more like a flower because it has a concentrated Center okay I would maybe even do it a little bit more yeah and just let it kind of move around okay yeah yeah just how the color will naturally move within the water is super interesting and why I really love watercolor because it's almost accidental you're gonna get different results almost every time that you do that so our next flower we're gonna do because we're still putting down our big flowers which is the big thing with bouquets we want it to feel full and so we're gonna do this one here next right there and this one I'm gonna go a little bit a peachy again a little bit more yellow but you can do whatever color is easier to grab or whatever color you feel comfortable using if you're not yet comfortable mixing colors and and I'm gonna slow down a little bit more how I do how I do this side of it so I start with the dot and then I take the fine point of my brush and I'm just going to do lines around them now so this is more like a peachy color so you're going to be blending the daffodil yellow with the moss rose and a little bit of the hyacinth blue now I just want to show you really quick that when you do these and you do your circles you're not going to want to lay lay it on top like this right because when we do that we lose oh thank you sorry sorry about that pinging when we when we do this it this doesn't really take a shape right it looks a little bit flat so if we alternate it then that kind of gives the impressions of petals because if you look inside petals they're overlapping on top of one another which is really what we're trying to emulate is the petals overlapping so we're going to do circular overlapping and as we go out our lines are going to get a little bit longer and they can get thicker now since we're doing this from the side we're just going to go more out on one side than the other to make it look like it's from an angle so I'm going to do my dot and I'm going to do the lines and on this side I'm just gonna do a couple and then I'm gonna let it go more out on the top part is the dot and these lines so this is the top here so it's gonna be right this part right here like kind of like the opening yeah but if yeah you can turn that into the bottom of your flower and probably do the top around there so we're gonna do a dot alternating yeah so you might fast and go check on them okay you guys need help over there oh we should paint these seconds away okay okay first of all these colors are really great second of all when you do you think okay I need you know so you're gonna do this mean and then when you do the lines here I'm gonna do it right here I don't paper so you're just gonna do alternating lines okay like that and see if you notice I'm really good at the line yeah that looks great okay so and then after you lay that down that go in relation to this yeah so these lines are gonna be alternating in a circle if you did though I'm gonna top each other that's fine just kind of like blend it out where's this supposed to be placed that's my question so we're doing this okay this is where it's really handy to have the reference painting so we're gonna be having like the dot here go in this way okay does that make sense okay is this my brush yes okay I don't know if I brought it with me if your colors are turning out different don't stress about it it's okay it takes a little bit to figure out how the colors interact with each other so if your purple flowers are now rainbowy flowers i love the rainbow don't stress about it okay so yeah mine turned a little bit Brown so I'm going to try and bring in some pain a little bit to brighten it up so I'm gonna do the bottom of my flower here and I'm just gonna blend it using water up how are you feelin TRAI you know I can't wait to see the final product so once we got in all the leaves that it will look good but right now seeing this skeleton of it it's like and for some of you if it's not looking detailed enough and you feel like you're losing a lot of detail then let it dry and we'll come back and we'll just do some line work on it and so that way we can get a little bit more information on there but when it's wet we don't want to mess with it too much because the that detail line work will just bleed out so yeah don't mess with it too much if it's not looking how you want it to look just leave it alone for a minute and we'll come back to it we're gonna do some leaves now so we're going to take a break from flowers do some leaves and for my leaves I like to mix my olive green with a little bit of black yeah a little bit that's good yeah that looks good now with these kind of leaves that have kind of a sharper edge there's two ways you can do it you can just draw a leaf we're doing this yeah the big fattie the big guy big kahuna right here and this is gonna go in between these two flowers that you have down so you can make it as big as you want so for these leaves I usually lay down and while it's still wet then I do the sharp edges because sometimes it's hard just to outline right away so if I have a reference of where to start it from so I lay down my color and then I go in and I'm just gonna do a little bit of edges on it [Laughter] okay and while it's still wet I'm gonna I like to have really interesting just watercolor patterns and textures emerge so I'm just gonna plop in a little bit of color while it's wet and this is a good time where you can do a plop of yellow or a really dark green we're just gonna lay that down and just let that spread out and play on its own yeah very nice yeah yeah just right at the corner there so what you might want to do Draya is we might want to because what's happening we want this part to connect to this part you see what I'm saying yeah so we're going to make it so that bottom just connect like that I'm gonna do another drop of yellow and we're going to do that that same idea over by this flower now we don't want the whole leaf to be shown and if you don't want to do the sharp edges on yours if you like just the shape of the soft leaf that is totally fine don't feel like you need to do these edges if you like the look of a smooth leaf a little bit better so I'm gonna take it I'm gonna use a light wash it's always a good idea to use a lighter wash when you're outlining because then you can always go back and darken it and that way if you made a mistake it's a lot easier to pick up and clean up then if it's a super dark color so I'm just gonna do kind of like a half a leaf coming up behind so I do my leaf and then I'm gonna fill it in with a light wash do I still need a slowdown or my is everybody feeling do I do I need to go slower or go over anything before we keep going yeah we can go back over things if you want me to redo something and remember not to be too hard on yourself a lot of this just takes practice and playing around so why do you choose these so I choose these watercolors because the color of them is very vibrant and so you can get some really gorgeous especially when you're doing florals the colors of them are beautiful and they for me I like that they're liquid because then I can use them straight out of the bottle if I really wanted that super concentrated color and which which is what I like to do when I do my little drops of watercolor in there I like to have a super water concentrated watercolor they do spread really easy and so I like that because then it makes me feel like I'm losing control a little bit which i think is fun when you're painting and I think that we should all kind of have that of a little bit of losing control yeah so if you don't have your supplies yet or you're just not ready to do the painting tonight they this video will absolutely be available we're gonna put it on our website under previous projects so if you can't tune in right now or you just don't have the things you can just go back onto our website look under previous projects and our video will be there after tonight well upload it and all of our projects will be that way so even if we're going maybe a little bit too fast or you want to try again you can come back to that website click on it watch it in your leisure and have a good time yeah pause it if you need to and then another fun thing you can do to add a little bit of texture is just take your brush with clean water and just drop it in and you can get some really interesting texture because when that water plops in it pushes all of the pigment out to the edges so you can get some really interesting watercolor textures that way yeah isn't that fun gives it kind of an organic like yeah textural okay so our next thing we're going to do is we're gonna just do these little couple like berry flowers or kind of like buds right here so I'm just gonna use I like to use a really light wash for these so a really light pink maybe I want that to be a little bit more plain you just use mostly water so if you want your color to be a lighter use more water if you want your color to be really dark and concentrated then use more paint so after I get my brush nice and what what color goes yeah I'm just gonna do I'm just gonna start and these are kind of circular shapes that we're going to be doing here maybe not perfect circles because you guys okay and I just like to do a bunch of them there's no set number I think here I've done one two three four five six seven you can just do a set you can have them kind of touching a little bit if you want but usually I like to have it start a little bit bigger and go small now you're going to see that there is a darker tip on those and that's because after I lay it down I go back and I get a little bit darker color and I just taught touch the top of those and that color is just going to bleed a little bit onto that light wash so it kind of looks like the butt of a flower where the tip is just dark like that okay yep that looks great looks good looks good okay so the next flower I'm gonna if you bought the brushes that we have I've been using a size four pretty much this whole time but now I'm going to switch to a size two yeah yeah yeah okay so we have Rachel and Jenny's flowers they're looking good there sure yes so I like this part right here where there's some detail work right there I think that's really nice and I think this texture that you're getting is really nice on your leaves and actually if you look at Rachel's over here look at how cool this is and that's just water that she lays down and this edges right here where it's like green and then a little bit yellow and white is beautiful and that's exactly what we want in watercolor is we want that interesting texture that happens right here we have Draya and that when that dries that's gonna look really cool right there yeah yeah she has some really cool colors going on here with a little bit of that kind of brown in her leaf relief is a little bit more Brown and the same thing it looks like your flower touched that which i think is super cool because that just pulled that color and so you're gonna get some really interesting color variation right there in that leaf and then it on the edge of that flower alright okay so we're gonna do a scribble flower I call it a scribble flower because we're just scribbling really and for this one I just used the hyacinth blue straight so I didn't mix any colors with that we're gonna be doing this flower right here which is going to go right next to our buds and the first flower that we were lay down so for that I kind of just do a scribble so it's just going to be we're using the I'm using number two so the smaller one but the prints and brushes are really nice because they sell that fine point so if you just have a four that's fine too you can still use your four and so I'm just gonna do this one you need to do a little bit fast but it's okay because it's a scribble so we're just gonna do kind of a circular scribble like this okay we're going to leave that white that's in the middle there that we made doing that scribble and then I'm just gonna take my brush and using the edge of it so I'm kind of painting from the side I'm just gonna kind of let that water at that color bleed out so if we work quick then this color is just gonna kind of bleed yep yep perfect and you're just getting a straight water around the edges and then it's just naturally going to spread out and bleed no that's great now just take your the edge of your get your brush nice and wet take the edge and just get it really wet along the edges and leave this part white don't touch that with me yeah isn't that cool so for yours Rachel what we might want to do so so we have this but I want a little bit more circular well we I just want it more concentrated in the center so here we lost a little bit of value change so you're just gonna take that color and just drop it right in okay so we have a darker Center and then I'm going to use and then I want the edges to be a little bit lighter so I'm just gonna spread it a little bit more so that way we have a nice dark Center and then a really light edge which is what we want that's very nice yeah that's beautiful yeah and you see how that just moves out okay we're just gonna do that same exact thing on the bottom here in between so this one right here in between our leaf and our so yeah what's the frequency what you want to change your water and stuff like that if you start it to start to affect the color that you're putting down then you can start changing it usually usually I can use the whole cup of water within one painting yeah right here but if you feel like it's affecting please go change your water yeah get some clean stuff so we'll do this scribble flower again so I'm just going to do a scribble and my scribbles are a little bit more circular and then I'm going to get my brush nice and clean and just go along the edge of that scribble or at least wet yeah I don't know if we can get it totally clean and just go along the edge and if it runs into other flowers when it bleeds a little little that is okay we kind of want our flowers to run into each other we don't want a lot of spaces in between because that's how it looks like that it's blooming or it's overflowing with flowers very nice beautiful gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous okay we have one more larger flower and this is going back to the first one which we did which is the dot with the with the circular lines around it so I'm going to use so we're going to be doing this one right here at this time we're going back to number four you can do a two or four the to the two is good if you're doing detail lines and the four is good for spreading so the oh the flower okay so we're gonna be doing this flower right here which is following the similar pattern that we had here and here which is we start with the dot and then we do circular lines around it and then we smear it and spread it so I'm going to take my brush put paint on it it actually is really nice cuz you have all of this space to mix yeah it's really so it doesn't hinder your colors at all and I want mine to be a little bit more pink so I'm gonna start with my dog at my Center I'm gonna go circle around alternating circular lines and this one because it looks like we're looking at it overhead we're gonna do it all the way around and not just more on one side and now I'm gonna get my brush clean and just start to smear it so mines kind of a pinkish I'm gonna drop a little bit of yellow in it in the center just to see what it does I'm gonna take my daffodil yellow and while it's still wet I'm just gonna add a little bit of yellow to that pink and usually when you're painting the flower when you're doing the petals you want kind of a swoop motion so you're not just doing we're not just going to be doing like straight lines like this we're actually taking our brush and doing kind of a curved swoop around so if you need a little paper next to you so you can practice these things before you lay it down please feel comfortable doing that and then I'm also going to drop another drop of just kind of more bright pink in the center I want my sender to be a little bit more bright and see how that that's just gonna naturally spread and flow out no what I would do is I would maybe take your brush and try and get a good because I think this is a really nice soft wash here but we're kind of losing like a middle so maybe swirl it around more with to the middle and then drop a darker Center in there okay now we're gonna do some leaves and you'll notice that when we first start you might be feeling a little bit stressed out because these flowers aren't looking exactly how you want but I've noticed that with bouquets and florals the more you add along the edges and you just do variations of size and flowers and leaves there's so much to look at that nobody is going to be focusing on one flower and worried about it they're gonna be like because there's so much going on here there's so many things to look at they're not going to focus on one flower that you might not like so it's it's all about the effect at the at the end when it's all finished so don't give up if you're halfway through and you're not loving it just try and keep going till the end well you guys have to yeah so I'm gonna be doing this kind of longer leaf right here this stem and so remember that when you're painting these it's good to have variation in sizes of leaves so I have my large leaves here I have medium sized leaves here and then I have some nice small leaves and I usually try and go in that order where I lay down my larger flowers first then my large leaves then the medium size and then going towards do the small like smaller stuff at the end and that's really just to fill in spaces that are bare and when you're doing leaf work when you do your stem you want to be really light pressure with your brush so you'll notice here that if I have a hard pressure my line is thick okay see how thick my line is because I'm pressing hard now I like my stems to be really thin and kind of dainty so I like the pressure to be really light and when your pressure is light you're gonna get a nice thin stem so that's just this is the same exact brush but it's just showing you how much pressure affects your line work so if you need to practice on a little extra sheet I'm just doing some straight lines go ahead and go for it and another thing I've learned with doing leaves and stem work is when we do a long straight line you're not gonna be moving your wrist straight like you're not going to be doing this because then it's naturally gonna curve you're gonna be moving your whole arm down so when you're doing a long thin line yeah you see how that line is now straight where this has curved because your wrist you were using your wrist you do you feel like you have more control when you do the wrist but just how our hands are is it's gonna curve but if you want a nice thin long line you're gonna use your arm to go straight down so like that as opposed to that now if you want your stem to have a little bit of curve in it and you feel more comfortable using more of your wrist that's fine but just for those who are running into a problem of not being able to do long straight lines you're gonna want to use your whole arm so I'm gonna start with my leaf first my top leaf because then I can decide you know where it ends and I want it to kind of end like around here around a little bit longer than where we did those little berries and then I do my stem yeah very nice beautiful and I'm just gonna do my leaves off of that stem and for this if you just want to use mainly a wash first you can if they overlap a little bit with your berries don't worry about it it's we want them to overlap we want them to be connected with each other wash just means yeah like the how much is on so a light wash is more water and less paint a dark wash is more paint and less water and then after I do my leaves I like to drop in just at the corner where the leaves meet the stem I like to drop in a little bit of paint because then that's just gonna spread and you're going to get that cool texture on there and I'm doing a little bit longer skinnier leaves on this okay should we take a water break how do you guys what do you guys think yeah I'm okay I'm gonna clean out my water if you feel like my water is getting a little bit dark if you need to clean out your water this is a good time to do so I'm gonna do steal yours real quick just stuff it up oh go ahead Oh I love fatties they're actually my favorite no aren't they so fun though cuz you get like the coolest oh that's okay that's just fine yeah I feel like this last flower that I did is like my best one because if you go let that water yeah if you go fast and quick like literally this painting I'm not kidding took me 20 minutes and that's just because you if you the faster you go the faster the water and the pigments react to each other and that's when you get the really cool textures and the cool bleeds with each other okay we good yeah when we kind of just let go and paint and it just comes out one of my favorite things it's gonna be just like yours but and it's are different sizes yeah and even I mean I painted this myself and just looking at it there is absolutely a difference between these two and that's because every single time your colors are gonna be a little bit different and you're gonna mix but those are the changes that we need to embrace and not stress about we need to understand that it's not going to be perfect every single time and it's when we understand that that we can come up with some really cool things and we kind of just let it go okay so we're gonna start I'm gonna do a little bit more leaves around the edges so I'm going to do this leave right here which is kind of the same thing we did over on this side which is kind of like it's behind the flower half leaf and then I'm going to go in and do this kind of medium-sized leaf over here so I'm gonna start and I'm going to show you so the first way I showed you is I just did the leaf and then I do the edges and the other way that I do it and I do it both ways is I kind of just draw it from the beginning so I have that there's my point my other side and then I fill it in but I know that it might maybe your drawing skills you're just not comfortable with that yet yeah green mixed with a little bit of black or yellow so if you mix your green with black you're gonna get a really dark green if you mix it with yellow you're gonna get a lighter green so it just depends on what color you want and after I lay that down I'm gonna go in and drop in a little bit of color just at the bottom there and just let that spread very nice yeah so after you do your big leave and the reason why I like the bigger leaves is because you have so much more area to play with the cool textures of dropping in color or dropping in water so you can drop in water you can drop in color or you can do a little bit of both but really take this time to to kind of play that area and let the water in the paint mix together so then I'm going to do the leaf that's coming out right here and so this one's a little bit bigger so I'm going to be essentially doing the same thing that we did on this first one except letting my leaf be a little bit wider so I'm going to draw my leaf first it's gonna be nice and wide fill that in and I do my stem and we basically just want it to make it look like it's coming out from underneath these flowers we already painted so try and have it come out from underneath there so it's meeting and they're kind of running into each other and I got a little bit green this is gonna happen you're gonna put I put my hand in my green and smeared it so I'm just gonna try and lift this off of it I absolutely couldn't put it but you won't even see it it's gonna be fine I'm gonna do another medium flower in this bottom corner because my bottom right-hand corner is looking a little bit bare so I'm going to do another kind of medium sized leaf similar to the one I did up here I'm gonna get a little bit more green will we go back in and fill in the space yes so if you have spaces in between your flowers kind of some more white bare areas I'll go in and I'll show you how I fill those up okay beautiful I'm dropping in a little bit of water on these to get some cool textures thank you okay how it looks good I'm gonna wait for the I'm gonna wait for people to catch up with me for a second are there any questions out there do you have any we want me to go over anything really quick we doing okay that's a good choice sniffs that's good oh sorry I thought that you guys could hear what I was saying so Chris did it christina nibbly said that she was ignoring her two children while painting this okay okay so now I'm gonna do these kind of I just call him kind of overflowing flowers they're just a good thing that I use when I need to kind of fill up space and I want to show a little bit of movement and these are pretty fun I think I mean I think all of this is fun but so I'm going to take I'm gonna mainly use hyacinth blue in this and I'm just gonna do circular dots and I'm gonna start kind of to where it thins out so I mean just using the side of my brush really to kind of do a curved line like that and then while it's still wet so you kind of want to move a little bit quickly I'm just gonna start I'm kind of just connecting those together yeah it's not really a sea it's kind of more like a like a triangle almost so you're gonna have it wide and then it's gonna kind of come to a point almost right you can use you can use either because we're really just playing with the laying it down so I'm using my two right now but you can use the for for this yeah so you're going to make dots and then rinse your brush and you're just going to kind of use that water and start kind of touching them in between and smearing them together no that's good so when we when we do this we want to let it we want to kind of drop it in because when we when we smear back and forth we're going to lose a little bit of color it's all going to look like one color where we want it to have like darks in my office so you kind of you just kind of do that same motion that you use to lay down the dots with water with water to connect them and then that way it's just going to spread out a little bit differently because if you just went back and forth across this whole thing it would look it would look like that right yeah so that's okay so if that happens you're just gonna kind of move yours over here so people can see so if this happens where it kind of just looks like a straight line and it's not as rounded as you would like you can still keep this and just around the edges so around the edges a little bit like that so then it looks like circular things kind of pouring out of something so if it looks if it's going through like that just take your brush and do kind of rounded edges and then you can even go in a little bit and do little drops of color it's the touch of the master you can do this with Crayola watercolors but the colors are just not going to be as bright and they just probably won't spread as easy so Molly asked if she could do this with Crayola watercolors and you can absolutely whatever supplies you have just use them and you'll see once you find the right medium and for me it was these watercolor paints I just could not stop painting because the color was so beautiful so just be aware that while you're painting if the color is not turning out how you want it or you might get frustrated it might just be the paint's that you're using but please still do it so the barrier I'm gonna do that same thing here right here where I draw I'm gonna cover my my little oh that I made so you're gonna do circles kind of starting out wide they're going to narrow down and then I'm gonna do that same motion with clean water and remember we want them coming kind of coming out from underneath thing so let them touch the flower that they're closest to yeah beautiful beautiful no that's great so what you want to do for yours so we have some nice color that you already laid down on you're just going to take your brush you want to be just water I'm just gonna really just smear okay that color that you already laid down I want to smear it good and then like you see right here how its kind of all one color if you want to add a little bit to it mm-hmm just kind of drop in okay like that so now you have a nice variation from dark to light yeah yeah look at that right there that is beautiful oh yeah these are looking great oh yeah that's gorgeous Casey do you want to get this right here look at that beautiful beautiful beautiful let's make art we're doing it right now this is what we're doing okay so we pretty much have laid down our large flowers are large leaves our medium leaves are medium flowers and now essentially what we're doing is I just call them filler leaves and filler bud so this is where it's up to you okay this is a challenge for you guys but I know you can do it is your gonna look at your painting and you're gonna say okay where are there really big white like what am I trying to say like spaces white spaces thank you along the edges so for me looking at this this right here is a huge white space so I'm gonna put a longer leaf in there and then I'm gonna start doing smaller leaves around here around here so this is where you kind of want to look so if you have a big space in the center well we'll do that at the end I'll show you how you can kind of go back to that no that's fine no that's okay essentially what I do is a scribble flower in between there okay yeah but I perfect just so what I'm going to do if you want to do it if that is bothering you you want to get rid of rid of it go ahead just scribble flower in there so I'll do it small I don't have a huge space on mine but I'll show you what I do and do it more pinkish do you think you so there's there's not really right because we didn't paint flour we just want it to give the illusion that there's something underneath that's right that's right yeah and then if you just kind of want it you can like spread it around a little bit so it looks like the center of a flower maybe and now I'm gonna do my leaves to kind of cover up this kind of big white space that I have right here so I'm going to start with my big leaf you guys got some good floor action it's okay we're all learning here that's all right yeah just keep going with it just keep on with it so I would do another larger leaf maybe there and let it go underneath your flower so so I've got I've got a leaf that's been pooling for a while okay probably not going to be absorbed by the paper is this way it will absorb but if there's too much water and it's just not drying you can just take your paper towel and pick it up and dab it yeah if it's just getting too wet for you just pick that up and actually you can get some really cool texture with the paper towel when you pick things up yeah so you're gonna do another leaf and we want it to be underneath this flower so we're kind of gonna just work around it like that so you're going to do the same thing probably on the other side but so I'm going to do another little bunch of berries kind of right here something similar to this I'm gonna do it right here to fill up that space and I like doing these little buds and berries on the outside because if we didn't have them then the whole surrounding flowers will be just green and so I like being able to have a little bit of color on the edges which is why I like to put out these these buds that are going on here because then that way on the edges we have color too so you just get a lighter wash do kind of circular more oval so it's not perfectly round and then while it's still wet get a darker color and kind of dot just at the top and don't mess with it too much because then you're gonna lose how it just naturally spreads across that there you want to go around and check on yeah yeah oh my this is beautiful you guys are doing great over here oh yeah look at this these are so beautiful okay so what do you guys what do you need help with what do you feel in like which ones don't you like okay why don't you like these let's see the hard ones okay yeah so this one just let it go we just have to let it go and then next time when you do them you're just gonna want to work faster and that's how you get rid of the lines so sometimes we just have to do it to figure out how the water and the paint work together and you're right if you don't like those hard lines then when you just paint the next flower just work quick and then that way those lines are just gonna go away yeah but I I think they look great I think you guys are doing a great job have any ideas on how yeah yeah so if you're a oh oh if you're if your leaves are looking a little pickling the way to solve that is to get like a more of a point oh yeah it was really hard for me the hardest part for me honestly was going around like obviously see here right like because I was watching you and trying like dimension right yeah because I so really I'm just gonna sharpen this and so I'm just gonna go to a point at the top here okay okay and then what I want to do is I'm going to add a little bit of the sharp edges to this leaf to make it a little bit more leafy so really what you do is you kind of just you want to be light with your brush in order to get a point so you're just gonna be using that tip and you're is going to be spreading it along here so I'm doing a little point here and we want the points so we want this part to hit this part here okay so we're not doing this right we want it to kind of connect so with one leaf and if we just add a little bit of sharpness to those edges here see because I was that's if it's big if it's big that's okay because we like big leaves right because then we can do really cool stuff where we just drop in by color and just let that play together but yeah with leaves you just want to make sure that the edge of your leaf is a little bit more sharp and then that's going to come across more as a leaf and okay okay how are you guys doing over here real leaves here are beautiful I like that really nice point that you have right here do you like them I do like okay yeah because see you can even see that really nice point like compared to maybe even these over here yeah that's really nice okay so we're going back to it and this is where we're gonna start putting in smaller smaller leaves all around so I'm gonna take my my smaller brush for this my two because it's easier to do smaller things with the smaller brush but if you only have a big brush that's fine because even I even have my Princeton ten here and you can see how narrow it is at the top so you can still get a really fine point on this but just for control right wise I like using the smaller brush so I'm going to take my smaller brush and I'm gonna start doing smaller leaves and even though this I'm gonna be doing one on either side my flowers a little bit up on this so I want it to look so it's really the same thing that we've been doing here just on a smaller scale so I do my little leaf first and then I do my stem and I let it I want it to connect out from what I've already made right cuz revenue first started you're like oh no I get that flower yeah but as we add more things to it there's just so it just looks free it's blooming and I think that's a problem that we have right is we see something we get frustrated that it's not looking and so we stop but if we just keep on going we can make something that's really cool so I'm going to do a couple of those stems on either side and if you want to mix up color too if you want your greens to be I'm gonna mix a little bit more yellow with my green because then it's just variation right we like color variation so I'm doing a little bit more of a yellow-green and I just mixed my daffodil yellow with my green to get this colored the daffodil yellow you're gonna get drips on your paper that is okay so this is where it's just really fun for you because this is where I'm really asking you to kind of be the artist and look at it and just say okay where are their white spaces I see a little white space right here so I'm gonna put a little leaf in there and then you can always go back and add a little bit of color right drop in so there's a little bit of dark to him now these bigger buds I'm going to do a couple bigger buds on the top just to show you they're pretty much the same thing that we did on the bottom just a little bit just a little bit faster so I'm gonna take I'm gonna use the I'm gonna mix the moss rose and the hyacinth blue to get this really pretty kind of magenta I'm just gonna do a circle I'm gonna rinse my brush because I want there to be a little bit of variation between the three and then I'm gonna just drop in a little bit of color at the bottom this time you can do the top if you like the look of the top a little bit better I do both on him just for just to kind of change it up so I did kind of a lighter wash I'll do it one more time so I did a lighter wash kind of circular if it's not a perfect circle that's okay rinse my brush a little bit lighter a little bit lighter and then I'm gonna drop in some color it's just going to spread and then I'm not going to add stems to those until they dry because I don't want green getting into those yeah I'm gonna put this so they can see it really good over here so right here we got a really nice green my green just went right into them yeah yes like not what I was expecting but very fun I'm gonna do that with one of them okay I'm going to add my stems and then I'll do like a little longer leaf on each side here kind of a skinnier one okay so I'm going to move it over here so they can see it too so this is great because it's so big right it's blooming I want a little bit of smaller leaves and I think maybe coming out right here and maybe right here and here and just get some nice smaller detail work in there with the leaves because here I've got these stems that are leading does the stem just like appear out of here yeah so I just try and have it kind of connect so if this is like the center of my bouquet right I just want the stems wherever they're coming out of whether it's here here or here they're basically originating out of that Center but we're using an event and a imagined line so we're not going to be drawing a line from here to here for this stem we're just going to pretend that that it's kind of coming out of the sides out of this one do I kind of come behind this leaf or can I come up here for me I think it would be nice if it kind of comes out right here okay so you don't have to do a line all the way down through if you don't want to or you can I've done both like you can see on this one that I did carry this line all the way down but you don't have to it could stop right at that leaf mm-hmm I just like to do my leaf first because then I know how far on the edge it's gonna go out but if you feel comfortable doing this stem first you can do that I just like having a little bit control of where it stops where if I do my stem first then I don't really like that leaf could be huge and I wasn't expecting it yeah you know you know how things just kind of pop up okay let me see that's okay I'm so proud of you for even trying this new idea so what we want to do here is we're just gonna let this we're gonna leave it for now because we want it to dry we don't want to try and fix things when they're like unless we're lifting color off we just want to let things dry and move on and then we can go back after it's dry and what I would probably do is I would probably just do another larger flat leaf right here okay so this is the side and there's the other side so it kind of looks like like large leaves kind of coming out of this flower okay okay so just move so try and ignore that don't stress about it okay move on to maybe start doing some leaf work up here and then we'll come back and we'll fill in that space so I'm just adding steep stems to the little buds I put down and then I'm going to add a little bit more smaller leaves along this side and along here and probably here and this is where it's fun too you want to remember the pressure of your brush that's how you get really thin lines too so if you want a really dainty looking leaf or stem of leaf you want to be really light with your brush it's concentrating so far yeah okay I'm gonna do another smaller one of those leaves over here and when I do the stems for these the multi ones the multi little berries that I have what I do is I do one main stem and then I just kind of connect all of the the buds to that main stem so they're going to kind of and I like to curve my line so that you can have them straight if you want so I'm just going to kind of curve to that main stem there I'm gonna do a few buds right here too because I want just a little bit of color on the edge how are you feeling drea yeah I would do some smaller leaves I'm gonna move this here so oh good Casey's here I would do smaller leaves around here here cuz it's looking nice and full but what we're missing here is the variation in size so do some really light delicate leaves probably around here just kind of coming out no that's that stem is but that stem I mean the leaves don't have to be thin but the stem I think is what really look how thin that stem is compared to this one right here this is what we like to see right cuz that looks like a nice little thin thing coming out I think that looks great I mean is there anything about it that you want to add to it or the only thing that bothers me is this right here where the leaf where the stem comes over though okay okay I'm going to tell you something that you just need to let that go okay because it's not let me tell you nobody is gonna even notice that okay one and if you the thing with water color is the more you mess with it if you you can you can try if you want to but I think it looks fine as it is and this is just because you painted it so you know that it's there where if I walked up and looked at that then we wouldn't even notice oh yeah those are great leaves right they're beautiful and a lot of people ask me like how do you know when you're done yeah that's what I was just gonna ask you how do you know when and it's because you look at something and you say there isn't really any large gaps missing here I'm not there's not huge white things there's nothing bothering me what I feel like you just look at something and you know that it's complete because you're like I don't really need to add a leaf there because there's no huge white space and I like the colors that are happening so if you feel like you're done then you're done this right here actually okay medium so if your value so I'm gonna put this here so you guys can see so what she's saying here is there's not a lot of value change right in these flowers there's not like a super dark dark and a super light light so what you can do for that is you can go back in and just get well let me make sure it's not green oh my on my brush but you can just get darker color because with water'll color we can always go back and add to it so you can go back into that center and do a little bit of detail work right do a little bit of lines and maybe even smear it around a little if you want so already this is kind of popping out more than it was this way okay so we just went and we added a little bit of dark to it and already this is popping so you can do that at the bottom and kind of spread that out so whenever you feel like your flowers are just to even valued which means that they're there's not a super dark and a super light you can always go back in and drop in a little bit of dark to it before painting how easy we can be to ourselves in one in one creative area and how hard we can be on our yes in another you know it's like you expect to sit down and sew this together and it's all gonna work and it's a completely different and it's I think it's really just our comfort levels you're really comfortable with quilting so if something happens you go oh that's fine yeah but when you're starting something new you want it to be so spot-on that any take your like how can I move on from this but you just need to be kind which is why I said at the beginning to be kind with ourselves because you are going to make mistakes but that's okay you just want to keep going and that's how we learn I think that's the practice factor too because you know like with quilts seriously I'm so proud of those very first ones even though they look terrible because that's where I began and we have to do that with this yeah we have to go okay you know this is the first like bouquet I've ever really painted yeah and and I'm gonna just get better and better you know if I practice an hour today tomorrow I'm an hour better so I have to remember that yes and I even still have my sketchbooks from when I was in elementary school and it is so satisfying to look back and just be like this is where I started and it can happen in such a short amount of time I mean this is your first painting but it's beautiful I mean this is great for your first time and that's what we have to remember is you know when we get older we kind of are a little bit scared to try things because we expect perfection I'm older it's fine I just mean because I think that and you know I think it's so good for your brain notice yeah all the time and actually when I when I teach watercolor classes sometimes moms will bring their younger children that are around 10 and they're so fun to watch because they just go they don't wait for me they they just paint and we need to have that freedom with ourselves to just be like I'm just gonna have a good time and they're so happy with what they painted and I think that we lose that as we get older because we just expect this vision of how it's supposed to be that we forget to take chances and play around yeah okay how you feel and Rhea pretty good yeah it looks great yeah you feel good this is beautiful well we're gonna go back and do lines yeah we can go back and do some line work for this and that one yeah uh-huh yeah we'll go back I'm just gonna add in just a few more steps really quick and then we'll go in and do some line work for those things that kind of got lost along the way [Laughter] beautiful email yeah yes we're going to add some veins and the reason why I saved that for last is because I want those lines to be sharp so I want to make sure my leaf is dry so that's why I lay it down I do everything else and then I come back and I'll do the line work because I want those lines to stay sharp and if my leaf is wet if I try and do that then it's just gonna bleed out and I'm not gonna get that cool line so we want that strong sharp line so that's why the details the center of flowers the line work we just do at the very end which I feel looking at mine I feel like I'm to that point where I got a lot and I'm just adding some stems on some things I forgot to add stems to and now I'm gonna do the darker light so look at your leaf and make sure it's dry before you do this and I usually use a darker color with this so I'm going to use green and black now I'm gonna do it on this page first so you can see so this one when when I do my veins on my leaves I like to start out a little bit thicker and then let that line go to like a soft point so you see the thickness difference between here and here and that's just pressure difference while you're doing that so if you're not quite there yet you can just do a line but I like it to be thick and then thin and that's just how you're doing the pressure so this is harder pressure softer pressure harder pressure and then you kind of soften it up so and you know sometimes my veins on my leaves go all the way to the end and sometimes they don't so I'm just going to start here and do my center okay yes so you have a really nice pink flower that's going on right here I would just I would just take a clean wash and carry that color up like that so then and spread it a little bit bigger this way and this way so it kind of just looks like a larger pink flower that's underneath okay yeah and then I would just do like a couple smaller like these are really beautiful do a couple of those maybe coming out here and here and then I think that will bring the composition back into it okay so back to the veins on the leaves now if your leaf is behind a flower you're gonna have to kind of continue the line you're gonna have to use an imaginary line all the way through so I start my line and I'm gonna pretend that it goes keeps on going but we can't see it and then I'm going to continue it so if you just need to move your hand with it and not touch the paper that's fine and finish that line out I'm gonna do the same thing over here now for the detail work on our flowers so I usually only add veins to my larger leaves but if you want to add veins to the two like the medium-sized ones feel free to do so it's just a styling choice now I'm gonna grab some pink and I'm just gonna kind of do these lines over again so they're a little bit darker so I'm gonna do my dark Center and the alternating circular maybe a little bit at that bottom it's smeared up now drea for yours because this I'm gonna move this over here so you can see so for her flower the center of our flower is already pretty dark so it might be a little bit harder to do the detail work I've noticed that you want your detail lines to be darker if they can and so what colors do we have over here I'm gonna use almost like a black I'm going to lift up this so you're gonna do like a darker it's like a dark purple here and then lines around it so you see how that's showing up better using a darker color so if you see that you smeared that you can I smeared out a little bit on my bottom on the bottom of my flower but you can just leave them for me I like how those lines work look so if you like the lines that you laid down doing the detail you can keep them there you don't have to smear them I'm gonna do a little detail work on this one too so just make sure that whatever detail work you're doing it's a darker value I love how different everybody's painting is okay yeah sorry no you're fine so I think I mean does anybody have any questions do you have questions about I don't usually spray finishes on mine however if you are worried because these are strong watercolors so if water touches this it is going to spread you can reactivate these watercolors so if you're nervous about water hitting them then you can take the coverage spray I think you can get them at art stores or actually I'm even heard of hair spray that you could use to kind of cover something so it doesn't move but usually I don't do stuff over mine because I'm not worried about water getting on it so just depends on on how you're feeling if you want to protect it then you can use a spray to cover it to protect it so it won't move if you get water on it okay can you just like cover this up with saran wrap and reread it or let it dry or do you watch yes okay that's a great question so the pallets so we have our pants on our pallet right and we can see that even some of them have dried you can absolutely reuse these okay all you do is you just get a wet brush and reactivate them so you'll if I'm using one color palette I can use like one color palette for like a week because I just get my brush wet and and it just comes back just like that yeah so you're good okay is that a baking pan this is actually a ceramics butcher pan and it is for painting and it's actually really awesome because the look at all of this space that we were able to play with mixing we do yeah we do have a medium size too but it's it's just so much more fun to have the space to spread the colors around right because with these which is sometimes good when we're first starting out because we like the comfort of having a place for each thing right but because of this we're able to let these colors stay how they are or this they would have just puddled together so I like having that big space and it actually makes cleaning way easier so when you are ready to clean this off and start a new color palette you just run it under hot water and it just washes right off so it that way it can stay separate so you can put things if you don't want your colors to mix you can put them on the edges and then your brownies will be miss shape yeah okay so we're gonna if your paintings aren't too wet let's hold them up so everybody can see them here I just want to say just seeing our reactions we are so self-conscious about our own work but we see our reactions when other people see it so I'm going to challenge you to share your work I want you to post it I want you to send it to us I want you to show your mom I want you to show but show people we want to see it and other people want to see it so we have an instance so you can email us directly hello at let's go let's make art we have our Instagram account which is let's go make art you can tag us in that you can put it on our Facebook wall if you have questions for me that you want me to give you advice on what to do email me pictures but this is the second hard part the first hard part is just bringing yourself to do it the second hard part is sharing it with people we do have a hashtag if you just want to post it on your own which I hope you do because other people are gonna be so excited when they see this it's hashtag let's go make art hashtag all the purple flowers because that's the name of this project and I'm so excited that you guys came with us tonight and we're patient while we figured everything out but I hope to see what do you okay for those that are still here okay you're troopers you're ready for next week's project I'm coming back we're doing a whale humpback whale you might not think that you can do this you can absolutely do this we're gonna have the product list up tomorrow I'm going to show you the steps on how to do this right here yes so this is our blue humpback whale and it's gonna be gorgeous so please oh there yeah okay so this is next week come back and paint with us share your work okay oh yes this is Jenny this is Jenny sure piccoli person all right thank you so much

6 Comments

  • Amanda First says:

    What size paintbrushes do we need for this project?

  • Just Me says:

    Thank you thank you soooo much for these I couldn’t find any good watercolor tutorials on YouTube thank you😄

  • Eloise Walker says:

    They're all beautiful👍

  • Tiffany Empke says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I just started watercolors recently, and you offer the best classes on YouTube for beginners! I've been able to follow along wonderfully!

  • Sue Liberto says:

    You have come a long way since this video! 😘

  • Craftluver Marianna says:

    I like the idea behind this class, but some steps are difficult to follow as f.e. Sarah holds up a picture and not into the right camera. I understand this is bcause of lack of experience filming (like looking into the right camera and such), but overall it is a nice class and she explains it well. Maybe it is an idea to edit the film after filming before publishing?

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