Paint Realistic Watercolour and Botanicals - LOTUS

Taking our painting practice into a new subject concretes our learning to this point, and develops new skills beyond

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Paint Realistic Watercolour and Botanicals - LOTUS


The fourth course in my collection of 'Paint Realistic Watercolour and Botanicals' tutorials focuses on another favourite subject of mine, the utterly elegant, beautiful Lotus. This is a subject you can never tire of or stop learning new things about, and one I am really excited to explore with you... There is truly is something for everyone in illustrating the Lotus, and of course there is no better medium for it than watercolour!

Following the STUDIO BASICS, CHASING AUTUMN and MAGNOLIAS tutorials, LOTUS continues to concrete what we've learned so far in my online painting tutorials and develop and refine our techniques and skills in watercolour painting and botanical illustration further with the exploration of this wonderful subject. This extensive tutorial includes a watercolor techniques exercise section of a lotus bud, a flower and leaf study as our main focus painting and in the NutShell Extension Tutorial, we take a closer look at the striking Lotus Seed Capsule for anyone wishing to explore this subject further.  

From flower and bud, to their gorgeous leaves and its stunning seed capsule, we will learn more about the processes and essential watercolour painting techniques involved in painting each of these elements in a realistic style, from start to completion. Through comprehensive step by step tuition we will explore many aspects and elements of the Lotus plant in depth together, forming strategy, confidence and practical approaches to equip you well to complete some gorgeous paintings of your own.  

Diverse in its complexity from simple, velvety elegance to a delicious, complex tangle of texture, colour, structure and fantastic detail, you will quickly find yourself falling into the rich beauty of this subject just as I have! With wonderful harmonious colours, manageable shapes and areas for us to work with, gorgeous delicate textures and wonderful diversity in its form to explore, the Lotus is a wonderful topic for any artist in any medium to explore, and is an ideal next stop for us on our botanical illustration learning journey together.

Create beautiful single element paintings with our focus subjects, combine the elements to start exploring your own multi element compositions this time, this course is designed to be versatile in and adaptable to your own preferences, level and needs. I invite you to join me here again, so come and paint along with some or all of the course topics as you please, all in your own time and at your own pace... Its such a wonderful way to learn! 

I look forward to helping you to learn, grow and keep you moving forwards on your own painting path, and to share my love of this wonderful, joyful world with you again. 

Ill see you in the wash ~ Heidi


What You Will Learn!

  • At the end of this course, you will have improved your knowledge and skills in watercolour painting
  • At the end of this course, you will have improved your knowledge and skills in botanical illustration
  • At the end of this course, you will have improved your knowledge and the techniques needed to create paintings of the LOTUS as a subject
  • At the end of this course, you will have a sound familiarity and strategy of how to approach this subject as a painting successfully
  • At the end of this course, you will have reenforced what we have learned in previous 'Paint Realistic Watercolour and Botanicals' tutorials, growing it into new territory again
  • At the end of this course, you will feel a better sense of confidence about creating your own paintings independantly

Who Should Attend!

  • Students at any level can join me on these courses, just jump in an start learning! My tutorials are for those particularly interested in learning realistic watercolour and Botanical Illustration painting techniques.
  • Lovers of watercolour
  • Lovers of nature and natural history painting
  • This tutorial is suitable for those looking to develop and/or improve their watercolour painting skills
  • Students who are interested to learn more about layering, or glazing in their work
  • Anyone interested in finding a beautiful interest with self paced learning



  • Watercolor Painting






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