How to Paint Flowers in Line and Wash

Skill Level : 1 Beginner, 2 Intermediate

Medium : Pen and Ink Drawing, Watercolour Painting

Subject : Flowers

Tutor : Dennis Clark

Class Length : 2 hours 44 minutes

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Silver Level Class

Class Description

Line and wash is an excellent form of art for the beginner as well as the more experienced artist. Executed properly, it has a fresh appealing look that attracts the viewer. This style is not to be confused with normal watercolor painting. Here the washes are supposed to be very thinly applied in a glazing fashion. The exception to this rule is the background to this paintings.

In this lesson you will learn

1 how to simplify the background
2 how to draw the ink work
3 how to use transparent washes for effect
4 and more ...

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  • PatriciaS


    Danielle, your sketch is lovely.

    Thank you Val and Danielle for your kind comments. Patricia

  • Danielle



    Thank you Dennis and Val.

  • Val



    Lovely transparent washes Danielle. :afro: Beautiful. :clap: :clap: :clap:

  • Dennis Clark


    Excellent, well done.

  • Val



    Beautifully done Patricia. :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Really looking forward to getting stuck in on some of the lessons I’ve missed. So difficult to choose! :wacko:

  • Danielle



    Lovely sketch Patricia, i like the bright colour of your flowers.

    Here is my sketch version.

  • PatriciaS


    Thank you so much Dennis for a lovely lesson. I was quite sad when it ended. Unfortunately, when transferring the template I placed my drawings too close to each other so had to join them. Perhaps those doing the lesson after me can learn from my mistakes. Comments and critiques are always gratefully received. Thank you. Patricia


About Dennis Clark

Dennis has been drawing and painting for most of his life (since 1944) and shortly after that in watercolours. During WWII there were no art books so to speak, so he had to teach himself through experimentation, sweat and tears. He teaches the following mediums online - Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Pencil, Pastels, Pen and Ink and Oils.
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