Paint a Minimalistic Florals: Strelitzia

Minimalistic Florals: Strelitzia

Inside this watercolor course

Let’s dive into the floral world with a new perspective!

Let’s focus solely on a flower and colors, and forget about the composition and complications of a background. Let’s keep the background clean and the flower simple using the alla-prima technique. And have fun mixing all those vibrant colors.


Wet-on-dry watercolor technique
And paint the whole flower using this one technique!

Mixed wash
Do not miss out on special exercises to practice creating stunning mixed washes!

Negative space
You will briefly use the negative space technique to create petal outlines.

Alla prima technique
At the end of the course, you will realize that you painted a whole artwork just in one attempt without coming back to the same layer. This means you used alla prima technique!

Finally, you will create a piece where a single flower is at the center of attention. Your painting will look amazing in a minimalistic interior.

In this course, you will create a simple yet beautiful bird of paradise flower mastering your mixed wash. Every petal and sepal will be performed in a mixed wash and in one attempt. Tempting?

Don’t wait any longer, jump right in!

Course level: Beginner

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Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


The anatomy of strelitzia & learning about every part of it


How to select art materials for a minimalistic floral painting.


How to create stunning petals & sepals as a mixed wash. Additional exercise is provided!


Mastering wet-on-dry watercolor technique.


How to create an impressive flower painting just in one layer.

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Lessons in this watercolor course

Minimalistic Florals: Strelitzia - 3 mins

Art tools for this painting - 5 mins

Color palette for a strelitzia - 4 mins

Anatomy of a strelitzia flower - 2 mins

Exercise: mixed wash. Part 1 - 7 mins

Exercise: mixed wash. Part 2 - 4 mins

Pencil sketch of strelitzia - 5 mins

First watercolor layer on a flower - 5 mins

Painting remaining sepals - 7 mins

Painting a spathe - 5 mins

Painting blue-purple petals - 7 mins

Finish up your painting with a stem - 4 mins

Meet your teacher, Yana

Professional Watercolor Artist

Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe. Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

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