Daily Painting Challenge: 31 Flowers to Paint with Yao Cheng
Beginner | 3 hours 34 min
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Learn how to paint a new flower every day with help from acclaimed watercolor artist, Yao Cheng. Known for her flowing, elegant style, Yao shares her technique for capturing the feeling of flowers rather than trying to paint them realistically. In each part of this 31-day challenge, she explores the ideal brush strokes needed to paint the petals and leaves of popular flowers like dahlias, poppies, peonies and hydrangeas. Through these daily lessons, you will hone your brush skills, discover new color combinations, and learn how to capture light, energy, and movement in your own floral interpretations. Be sure to share your paintings in the class gallery and on Instagram with #cbdrawaday !
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Watercolor Paper:
    • Yao uses Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper – 11” x 14” 140lb cold press sheets cut to 7” x 10”
  •  Watercolor Brushes - Yao uses round brushes from Princeton Art & Brush brand
    • 4050R series: 6, 12, 16, 24
    • Neptune series: 8
    • Velvetouch series: 4, 8
  •  Paints - Yao uses Windsor & Newton Professional watercolors in:
    • Windsor Yellow       
    • Winsor Lemon
    • Winsor Yellow Deep
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Windsor Orange (Red shade)
    • Scarlet Lake
    • Opera Rose
    • Permanent Magenta
    • Ultramarine Violet
    • Brown Ochre
    • Sepia
    • Burnt Umber
    • Hooker’s Green
    • Permanent Sap Green
    • Cobalt Turquoise Light
    • Manganese Blue Hue
    • Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade)
    • Ivory Black
  • Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache:
    • Permanent White
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Permanent Yellow Deep
  • Additional Painting Supplies:
    • Backing board
    • Artist tape or painter’s tape
    • Two jars for water
    • Palette
    • Bone folder (optional)
    • Paper towels
    • 2 small pigment colors with lids
  •  Flower Inspiration
    When painting from photographs, it's helpful to use photos from books or the internet as inspiration. Yao references the following sources in her class, but feel free to follow along with any inspiration you like:
    • The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar
    • The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried
    • The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo
    • Shutterstock images provided in PDF
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Paint 31 different flowers with watercolors
  • Paint following photo references
  • Paint quickly and hold multiple paintbrushes at once

What You'll Get:
  • A daily lesson on how to paint 31 different flowers
  • 31 HD video video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • A detailed supplies list and downloadable photo references
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Yao Cheng
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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