Floral Arrangement Illustration in Watercolor

A course by Jennifer Lefèvre
Watercolor Artist. Chartres, France.
Joined March 2021
, Watercolor Artist

Discover modern watercolor techniques by illustrating a flower garden in spring colors

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (260)
  • 4468 students

Discover modern watercolor techniques by illustrating a flower garden in spring colors

French with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (260)
  • 4468 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 56m)
  • 12 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Jennifer Lefèvre grew up on the edge of a beautiful forest, which has been a source of constant inspiration in her work. Her watercolors skillfully combine effects that play with transparency and textures, experimenting freely with colors and ideas.

In this course, learn how to create a fresh and vibrant floral arrangement using modern watercolor techniques. Follow Jennifer's lead and paint your own stunning composition, establishing yourself as a watercolor artist in the process!

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Modern watercolor
  • U3
    U3. Color and gesture
  • U4
    U4. Create your flower garden
  • U5
    U5. Further steps
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know your teacher Jennifer Lefèvre. She explains how she started out in the wonderful world of watercolor painting and tells you about her various influences.

Get familiar with the tools you need to start painting and choose your paintbrushes, paper, and watercolors with Jennifer's expert guidance.

She shows you how to transform your watercolor notebook into a world of pure inspiration and experimentation. Then see the stunning effects of granulating watercolors and learn how to add texture to your designs by working with brush pressure variations and water control.

Next, dive into the exciting world of color. Examine different palettes and get to grips with blending, transparency, and contrasts. Jennifer also introduces you to the Coolors app, which is the perfect tool to help you develop your color scheme.

Now it's time to illustrate your flower garden! Begin by choosing the plants you'd like to depict and decide on your color palette. Prepare the mixes and get started on your arrangement, using transparent layers for the vegetation. Then, create the main flowers for your garden and finish by adding whimsical details to fill in any empty spaces.

Jennifer finishes by giving you some expert advice on how to share your artwork on social media. Stay constantly inspired with these simple tips!

What is this course's project?

Paint a stunning floral arrangement in watercolor with a unique color palette.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who'd like to get started in watercolor painting, discover floral illustration techniques, or simply learn exciting ways to find artistic inspiration.

Requirements and materials

You need cotton and cellulose watercolor paper, a watercolor notebook, paintbrushes (at least one soft and one firm) and, of course, a watercolor palette with at least twelve colors.


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Jennifer Lefèvre

A course by Jennifer Lefèvre

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You may already be familiar with Jennifer Lefèvre, as her Instagram account, jenny_illustrations, already has more than 178K followers. Jennifer is an artist specializing in watercolor and has collaborated with L'Atelier des Lumières in Paris. She has also written a book, J'ose l'aquarelle, published by Éditions Eyrolles.

Jennifer's art is an ode to all the visual delights that nature has to offer. Playing with color and contrasts are often at the heart of her illustrations, determining the identity and authenticity of her work.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Modern watercolor

    • Presentation of the material
    • The watercolor notebook: a source of inspiration and experimentation
    • Discovery of watercolors with a granulation effect
    • Brush pressure and water management
  • U3

    Color and gesture

    • Understanding the contrasts
    • Find pallet ideas through photographic references
    • Discovery of the “Coolors” application
    • Explore the color palette by playing with patterns 1
    • Explore the color palette by playing with patterns 2
  • U4

    Create your flower garden

    • The composition: the preparatory sketch
    • Start of illustration: transparency
    • Achievement of key elements 1
    • Achievement of key elements 2
    • Realization of details and ornaments
  • U5

    Further steps

    • How to showcase your work on social media
    • Stay inspired
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of a floral arrangement in watercolor

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Floral Arrangement Illustration in Watercolor. Illustration course by Jennifer Lefèvre

Floral Arrangement Illustration in Watercolor

A course by Jennifer Lefèvre
Watercolor Artist. Chartres, France.
Joined March 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (260)
  • 4468 students