Learn how to paint with watercolour in our step by step lessons from an award-winning artist Lilia Varetsa. Start with leaning how to choose the right reference photo and set up your workspace properly. For example, you have chosen to paint a rose. Now we move to the outline technique, with your outline complete, learn how to create petals by layering tones from light to dark. Next, paint a lifelike stem and your build skills for balancing tones. We teach you how to render the flower and how to avoid making the colours muddy, increasing contrast and creating highlights that add depth to your work. Expand the number of greens on your palette as Lilia guides you through painting convincing leaves, stems and thorns. Plus, discover tricks for finishing your painting beautifully by establishing crisp edges, using color-correcting techniques and refining the level of contrast in your piece.