Protea - flower with watercolor

Learn how to create flowers with watercolors and pencils
What you'll learn
  • How to draw a protea in only two layers
  • Watercolor techniques from classical botanical painting - wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry
  • Combination of watercolors with colored pencils (for small details)
  • Peculiarities of the use of granulating watercolors
  • Creating a composition center and placing accents in the foreground
  • You will get small insights into mixing colors 
  • Creating three-dimensionality and shape of the flower
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Course description

In this course Irina will show you how to paint a stylish protea with watercolors. She will give you tips on watercolor technique and color mixtures.

And you will also receive an additional template for a second motif as a bonus.

This is a recording of a Live-Course.

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The course is interesting for beginners as well as for advanced artists who want to improve their technique more and more.

No special drawing skills are required.


- Branded watercolor paper, 100% cotton, rough or fine-grained, with a density of 250-300 g/m².
- pencil and erasers (regular and kneaded)
- masking tape
- wooden or plastic board (you can use any plastic/wood/cardboard board you have)
- paper towels
- mixing palette (ceramic or plastic)
- two medium watercolor brushes ( size 5-7) 
- a small synthetic brush with a fine tip
- hair dryer
- Watercolor paint in tubes or pots:
   - Potters Pink PR233
   - Caput Mortuum PR 101
   - Olive Green
   - Indigo
- Crayons:
   - Pink (e.g. Salmon Polychromos)
   - Dark cold brown (e.g. Caput Mortuum Polychromos)
   - Dark cold green or dark cold gray
   - Dark warm green (e.g. Olive Green Polychromos)

The colors can be replaced by others. You can choose your own basic palette with other colors. Just check first which colors blend with each other.

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Irina Lupyna
Irina Lupyna
Artist and book author
Irina Lupyna is a freelance artist and book author. Modern big city and authentic old town - these two different counterparts represent her environment, to which the artist is exposed daily and is influenced by it. Contrasts are fundamental to her visual perception. She always experiments with new techniques, styles and painting media such as
markers, ink and watercolor. 
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    2 lessons
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    2h 30m
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