Spring comes early! Painting flowers and plants in watercolor

We are smack in the middle of Winter, Nature is sleeping, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and even Persephone is saying “five more minutes!”. The end result is that we are starving for colors, bright flowers and green luscious plants, so we are taking matters in our own hands and anticipate Spring by painting it!

In this 6 sessions, online Watercolor course, we will paint a variety of flowers, plants, vegetables, studying their structure, colors, beauty, creating a number of artworks that will grace the walls of our houses and possibly entice Spring to come visit us sooner this year.

Painting flowers and plants is also a great way of practicing the fundamentals of watercolor, increase the precision of our drawing and brushwork, proper dilution and concentration of the paint, study the structure of the specimen, blending colors, create gradations, practice composition and more.


  • Paint: cadmium red medium, alizarine crimson, cadmium yellow lemon, cadmium yellow medium, earth red, (Indian red, Venetian red or burnt Sienna) yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, ultramarine violet, black, burnt umber, sepia, cobalt blue, cobalt violet, sap green, Hooker’s green, and any other colors you might already have
  • Paper: a pad (12” by 16” or so of cold press paper.
  • Brushes: #2 and #8 or 10, round. You can use synthetic or natural sables (Kolinsky or red sable), a flat, synthetic brush, about ¾ “will do.

Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.
Spring comes early! Painting flowers and plants in watercolor
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