Paint Mysterious Leaves

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Inside this watercolor course

If you love botanical art these mysterious purple leaves are perfect for you!

You will explore interesting color mixes, work with granulating pigments, master the wet-on-wet technique and enjoy being in the moment. In this course, you will use masking liquid and salt to achieve a special magical feel.

Level of this course: Intermediate.

This course is great for artists who already have some experience in watercolor and know how to use main techniques. Here Yana won’t explain in detail how to apply paint on paper or blend colors, instead, we will talk about color mixing by temperature, use special tricks such as salt, and more.

Creating this piece is a pure meditation where you observe colors blending into each other, transforming from blue to purple. But it requires patience and time.

Let’s meditate with watercolor together!

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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


Master wet-on-wet technique while creating magical leaves one by one.


Find out when & how to use salt for a special effect.


Integrate leaves into the background naturally.


Create deep tones without using plain colors from the tube.

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 4 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 7 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 10 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 13 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 2 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 5 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 8 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 11 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 14 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 3 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 6 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 9 Mysterious Leaves
Lesson 12 Mysterious Leaves

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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