Paint Tulips like a Pro: Botanical Series Part II |

Paint Tulips like a Pro: Botanical Series Part II

By Yana Shvets, Watercolor Artist and Teacher

Language: English

This course is for you

Welcome to my special Botanical Series: Part II, Intermediate Level. If you are here it probably means you already have some experience in watercolor or you've already taken my first class about painting tulips for beginners. Now you are ready to build up the knowledge and improve the skills! Check out my class about beginner level tulips: If you've watched it, then you already know how to paint basic tulip in watercolor using layering technique. Now it is time for a challenge! Take your knowledge from beginner level course and use it as a foundation to learn more advanced techniques in this course - Part II.


  • We will pay a special attention to art materials. Especially paper! You will need 100% cotton paper for this course.
  • We will review watercolor paint, select the best for this exact artwork and create color mixes which we will use during the whole course.
  • We will work on a sketch. There are some tips and a downloadable outline if you don't feel like sketching on your own.
  • We will work on wet on wet technique and learn how to cerate soft washes for the background.
  • We will use already known layering technique and build up each tulip step by step.
  • We will discuss the importance of shadow and light in creating volume.

This is an Intermediate level course and meant for people with basic knowledge of watercolor. If you haven't painted in watercolor before I suggest you start with Botanical Series: part I in my library. After you feel comfortable with watercolor and know how to paint tulips, you can advance your skills in this course while painting a gentle bouquet of tulips! Your skills will grow exponentially! The reference photo and outline of these tulips are attached in this course. Download them :) Have fun!

Course overview - 9

  • Materials for this advanced course

  • Color mixing tricks

  • Sketching tulips

  • Background: wet on wet

  • First layers: Tulips

  • First layers: remaining tulips

  • Painting leaves and stems

  • Working on volumes

  • Finishing up

Meet your instructor

Yana Yana
Yana ShvetsWatercolor Artist and Teacher
I am a professional watercolor artist, full-time traveler and salsa dancer. I travel the world non-stop since 2015, visited more than 20 countries and lived in more than 7 countries.  Every country is a source of inspiration for my art and also a great opportunity to organize watercolor workshops around the world. I am constantly learning & improving my level, also regularly take workshops from inspiring artists worldwide.  My watercolor style is realistic but I do love experimenting with materials and styles. Style of teaching: Foundations of watercolor is very important. I don't like "play with paints and see what's up" because it leads nowhere. I love to work with people who want to actually understand watercolor as medium and it works, learn the basics, grow and improve the skill. I always provide a strong theory with practical tasks also keeping it easy, slow and fun. I mean, it is still art ;)  Apart from online courses I am happy to offer private consulting on watercolor skills. From my experience 3 hours of one-on-one class give much stronger foundation in watercolor than any group-class-course and allows a person to move forward by him/herself. Private classes are tailored exclusively for your level, your needs, wants and expectations. That's why together we can achieve the best result in much shorter time ;)  During that time I:  - Was group-exhibited in Vietnam  - Won international watercolor competition  - Teach watercolor group classes and private master classes around the world  - Was regularly organizing Art & Coffee events for artists in Chiang Mai, Thailand  - Was hosting weekly watercolor workshops in Thailand during a year  - Developed and hosted Crash Course (watercolor month-long intensive course) in Thailand  - Sell artworks (commercial, private commissions) and prints I am also a founder of YanaTravelArt (personal brand), co-founder of Learn Watercolors Academy (online educational platform for watercolor enthusiasts) and Watercolor Travelers (blog about everything watercolor).

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