Paint a Rose Without a Sketch

Watercolor Winter Forest

Inside this watercolor course

Painting floral watercolor is always exciting! All those petals, soft color transitions, gentle shadows. It takes a good amount of patience to paint realistic flowers with watercolor, but today we are going to take to a completely new level!

We will paint this amazing pink rose without a preliminary pencil sketch! You will build up the whole flower, petal by petal, following the flow and natural structure of the rose. It will give you a great understanding of the tonal work we are going to do here. And so much more!

This course is for Intermediate level artists but we always encourage you to join in and take up the challenge.

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We use professional equipment in a studio to record our videos. The sound is crisp, the image is clear and you will never miss a detail! Watch from any device from anywhere in the world.

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


How to arrange a flower on a sheet without drawing a sketch first.


How to "grow" a watercolor rose starting from the heart and outwards.


How to work with tone and shadows to naturally separate petals from one another.


How to create a tender texture of rose petals only using a brush.

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Paint a Rose
Lesson 4 Paint a Rose
Lesson 7 Paint a Rose
Lesson 2 Paint a Rose
Lesson 5 Paint a Rose
Lesson 3 Paint a Rose
Lesson 6 Paint a Rose

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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