Watercolor Leaves

How to easily paint multiple styles, create depth and movement

In this easy and approachable modern watercolor class, you'll learn how to paint multiple leaf styles as you learn to layer leaves, creating depth and movement for an interesting piece of art that you can frame, give as a gift, or enjoy painting over and over again!

What you can expect ...

Painting leaves is something that I always do as it relaxes me and before I know it, I have a full page of beautiful leaves on a page that brings me so much joy to look at! Here are some things that you'll be taking away from this modern watercolor leaf painting class.

  • my top tips for how to mix your watercolor paint to get the best flow while you paint your leaves

  • how to best use a round brush for painting thin strokes, broad strokes and everything in betwe

  • how to use a limited palette and mix variations of shades for painting depth and layers of watercolor leaves, how to paint a page of leaves and stems that you will use to refer to over and over again

  • finally, how to paint a full page of leaves that have movement, depth and interest! This class is perfect for beginners to intermediate watercolor enthusiasts! If you've had a little bit of watercolor instruction and have some experience with watercolor, this class is a great class to help get your confidence up and get painting right away!

Let's look at each lesson

This class is a quick, approachable and fun class to get you painting leaves right away!

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • What you can expect when you enrol

  • 2

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Let's get started!

    • supplies for painting leaves

    • how to mix watercolor paint

    • How to use a round brush

  • 4

    Painting Leaves for Reference

    • Let's paint a sheet of leaves for reference

    • Time for practice!

  • 5

    Painting Project

    • Our Painting Project

  • 6

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats!

    • More resources for you

Click enrol

and let's get painting!

All classes available on life i design online

classes ranging from calligraphy, to lettering to more watercolor painting

Meet your teacher!

Nicki Traikos


Life I design was born out of passion to live a creative life and from a desire to design things that suited my personal taste and what I wanted to have around me. I am a work-from-home Mom-preneur! My kids are now 18 and 16 and I am blessed to have the freedom and flexibility to pursue my love for all things creativity and art while I teach others to do the same! I am a huge fan of online learning and it's how I've built life i design these last 7 years so I'm excited to help others learn new skills, fall in love with creativity and start their own home-based business! I hope you join me for a class or two! I am excited to be a part of your personal and creative journey!