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Live Encore: Painting Watercolor Flower Moons

via Skillshare


Learn to paint beautiful watercolors inspired by the different full moons throughout the year!

Did you know that each full moon throughout the year has a different name tied to its season? Watercolor artist and teacher Ana Victoria Calderón has been working on a series inspired by these different moons, and in this class—recorded using Zoom and featuring participation from the Skillshare community—she shares her process and teaches you how to make your very own flower moon.

You’ll get to follow along step by step as Ana preps her paper using masking fluid, chooses her color palette, uses different watercolor techniques to paint the flowers and the moon, and adds special details that makes the work all her own. It’s a great exercise for improving your watercolor skills, and by the end you’ll have a beautiful moon and the tools for painting celestial florals for any season.

Paint along or just watch to be inspired by Ana’s artistic practice! Students who participated in the live session were able to ask questions, giving you the chance to learn even more details about Ana’s process and hear her advice for watercolor artists of all levels. 


While we couldn't respond to every question during the session, we'd love to hear from you—please use the class Discussion board to share your questions and feedback.


  • Introduction
  • Lunar Inspiration
  • Gathering Supplies
  • Using Masking Fluid
  • Picking a Color Palette
  • Painting Loose Florals
  • Paint Along + Q&A
  • Adding Unique Details
  • Drying + Q&A
  • Lifting the Masking Fluid
  • Painting an Intuitive Moon
  • Adding Finishing Touches
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Ana Victoria Calderón

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