Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome, Dear Artist!

  • 2

    The White Peony Demo

    • Lesson One: Intro to the Materials Used

    • Lesson Two: 1st Layer: The Underpainting

    • Lesson Three: Blocking in a Large Peony

    • Lesson Four: Adding the Smaller Peonies

    • Lesson Five: Building Outer Petals

    • Lesson Six: Creating Dimension

    • Lesson Seven: Beautiful Greenery

    • Lesson Eight: Glazing the Background

    • Lesson Nine: Reworking the Peonies

    • Lesson Ten: Defining Details

    • Lesson Eleven: More Background Glazing

    • Lesson Twelve: Elevating the Composition with Greenery

    • Lesson Thirteen: Adding the Final Details

    • Lesson Fourteen: The Finished Painting

  • 3

    Bonus Video: The Pink Peony

    • Pink Peony Bonus Demo Video

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Here's what my students are saying:

5 star rating

Elegant for sure!

Audrey Matthysen

Love the step by step guidance. I watched the all of the episodes and am now ready to get started.

Love the step by step guidance. I watched the all of the episodes and am now ready to get started.

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5 star rating

Highly recommend this class!

lisa concannon

Wonderful techniques clearly explained and demonstrated in depth... I'm hooked on painting peonies now! And I found a new favorite tool in the Catalyst wed...

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Wonderful techniques clearly explained and demonstrated in depth... I'm hooked on painting peonies now! And I found a new favorite tool in the Catalyst wedge. Thank you for the inspiration Kathleen!

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5 star rating

Perfect title. It reflects exactly what the course is about.

Liz Braman

I loved this course! Kathleen is a fantastic art teacher ~ she gives so much attention to detail from beginning to end. The videos were laid out perfectly...

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I loved this course! Kathleen is a fantastic art teacher ~ she gives so much attention to detail from beginning to end. The videos were laid out perfectly and they were easy to follow along. I appreciated how engaging and responsive Kathleen was when I needed help and advice. Her positive energy helped to build my confidence in my ability. It was truly fun to learn to use the ‘catalyst wedge’ for creating these lovely peonies. Thank you!

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Here's What Awaits You:

  • This course is pre-recorded so that you may watch the entire course, and play it back again and again, as many times as you wish. This course never expires.

  • Helpful PDFs for you to print and refer to, including my own peony photos that you are free to use in the course.

  • A complete step-by-step guide on how to paint a peony, including petals, the leaves and background. This course includes 20 lessons with 14 videos and more than 2 hours of video content.

  • Free Facebook group for all of my students, where you will be able to post your artwork, questions and get support form me and a helpful and supportive community of other students!

  • I'll teach you the techniques I use to create my peony paintings. These include underpainting, glazing, and rendering with a Princeton Catalyst wedge. This course is best for intermediate level artists.

  • I'll teach you what rule makes a pleasing composition every time.

  • You will be able to complete a peony painting in a weekend!

  • This course is in English.

  • BONUS VIDEO of a pink peony demo.

  • Helpful hints from my years of experience as an artist and art instructor.

Create your own exquisite art to fill your home.

There is nothing like the feeling of creating your own custom florals to add beauty, originality and warmth to your home. In this course, you'll be able to complete a peony painting in a weekend. Use the course again and again to fill your walls! Once you buy the course, it never expires.