How to Paint Watercolour Leaves & Branches

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How to Mix Greens in Watercolour
16th August 2019
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In this class, you will learn how to paint basic leaves and branches in watercolour.

Do you finally want to master those brush strokes to create beautiful leaves? Then this is the class for you!

We start by practicing some useful brush exercises which will help us make these leaf shapes and really gain control over our brush. We then look at how we can make subtle changes to add movement, definition and a little bit of detail. Once we have mastered those leaf shapes, we then combine them to make branches, creating a whole page of branches of different shapes, styles and colours that we can use as inspiration and a reference for our future work. For the final project we paint a simple, beautiful wreath which I take you through step by step with tips and guidance along the way.

This is ideal for beginners or anyone who really wants to master those leaf shapes!

This class is the second class in my watercolour greenery series, following on from the mixing greens class. The classes in this series are designed to stand alone so you do not have to watch part one on mixing greens before watching this class. However, if you would like to understand how to mix a variety of greens to really enhance your work, from those pure bright greens to the more neutral realistic greens, then I would highly recommend that you check it out first!

  • Helen Kellar-Wood
    Thank you Sharone - this was a terrific class, and I am really pleased with the skills I have learned, please keep making more classes!!
    Helen Kellar-Wood
  • Hanna McCown
    This class was incredibly helpful. Watching someone do this in this way is one of the best instructions and then getting to do it myself. If you follow her routine of practice and then creating a work you will do well. She makes the leaves dance. Beautiful work.
    Hanna McCown
  • Julie Hansen
    Fantastic class! Wonderful teaching style, love the number of example watercolor steps given. Truly love this class!! Looking forward to many more of Sharone's classes. Highly recommend.
    Julie Hansen
  • Rafaela Loureiro
    This is a wonderful class for anyone who loves nature and also wants to improve their brush skills. I appreciate how all her classes are filmed in real time (making it easy to paint along) and how she give tips and useful information along the way. I already could see improvement in my paintings!
    Rafaela Loureiro