If you love flowers and love watercolors, then there are no better ways than preserving the fleeting beauty of flowers in a watercolor painting! Through step-by-step exercises of painting beautiful roses and colorful spring bouquet, this two-day class will explore spontaneous and intuitive watercolor floral techniques, as well as ways of defining flower shapes, changing and flowing colors, and design elegant composition. Shuang will also show you how to find your inner connection with watercolors through expressive brushwork, enable you to develop a loose and natural creative approach to beautiful watercolor floral paintings.
The class is live and interactive on ZOOM
Dates: May 4 & 5 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Level: High Beginners to Intermediate
Participants: Max 20
Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.
Born, raised and classically trained in China, California based watercolorist Shuang Li moved to the US 30 years ago. Following the “En Plein Air” tradition, Shuang paints watercolor both on locations and in her studio, portrays the extraordinary variety of life with her unique perspective. Traveling around the world, with her masterful classic and contemporary techniques, Shuang recreates nature’s beauty in her paintings, captures lights, moods and moments with her singular poetic expression. Shuang’s watercolors have won many national and international awards, her artwork and articles have been featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Watercolors and Outdoor Painters, to name a few.
Shuang Li is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society,Watercolor West, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and an elected Artist Member of California Art Club. Shuang Li has also been selected as one of the faculty members for Plein Air Convention since 2018.
“Excellent online class. Shuang knows how to teach! Really – she breaks things down into the important and critical stuff in small bites and ignores the stuff that does not matter. I have learned so much in a very short period of time”.
“This is the first time I joined the VIEW Academy and attended Shuang Li’s Sketching with Styles class. I learned so many new techniques and love Shuang’s bold and organic styles of sketching. The critiques are very helpful which is usually unavailable from other online classes. Will definitely take more classes with VIEW Academy.”
“Shuang Li’s class was really great. LOTs of information and a great (fun) instructor. I loved that each day was focused on a specific technique (day 1 was ink and grey marker only, day 2 was ink and watercolor on hot press paper and day 3 was watercolor only). I also liked that she pushed all of us out of our comfort zone in a “safe” way to try things. I am committed to going forward without my trusty pencil and eraser for my urban sketches and head straight to the ink. Looking forward to the August class and already blocked my calendar.”