Blooming Marvellous

Held by Jacqueline Holmgren

The course is divided into four “seasons”, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Each season I have chosen a flower to work on – Spring Tulips, Summer Waterlilies, Autumn Sunflowers and Winter Amaryllis.
I use each “season” to introduce the student to different techniques, techniques I have used and developed as part of my style over the years. I go through different materials, paints, pencils and pastels, give tips on how to use them to their full potential.
Here are the lessons contained in the course, they add up to over 11 hours of video teaching:

Introduction – a little about me
Supplies – I look at what we are using
Spring Tulips
– Painting gessoed newspaper
– How I draw tulips
– Steps 1 – 7 – one painting with several different layers
– One last piece of advice

Summer Waterlilies
– Stamp – sketching up
– Stamp – carving
– Gelliprinting parts 1, 2 and 3
– steps 1- 8 – two paintings using gelliprints
Autumn Sunflowers
– making a stamp with Styrofoam
– making your own stencils
– steps 1 -6 – two paintings using the stamp and stencils

Winter Amaryllis
– drawing an amaryllis
– painting the collage paper
– steps 1 – 7 – three paintings in different techniques

Included are Supplies List PDFs for each of the “seasons”, even if I sometimes use the same colours or pencils in some of the projects. I give an explanation why I use certain brands, which I prefer, etc. but the student is by no means limited to my choices. I have also included personal flower photos – about 6-7 for each “season”, as PDFs for you to download and print out.

There will also be a private Facebook group for the course where you can share your work with each other and ask questions, should they arise – I will try and answer them so that hopefully others can be helped.


Gouache, Mixed Media, Multiple Mediums, Oil pastel, Printing, Watercolour, Watercolour Markers, Watercolour Pencil



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