Learn to paint a very simple watercolor technique!

We will be painting a yellow tulip. I am offering this mini course FREE because I want you to get a taste of how I paint. It is loaded with tips and tricks! We will be using 140 pound cold press watercolor paper. Deco Art Traditions acrylics will be used just like watercolors.

The colors you will need are Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Orange, Raw Sienna, and I added Ultra Marine blue to create a green for the stem.

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Your Instructor


Colleen D. Akin
Colleen D. Akin

I have been painting since 1984, and teaching since 1989. I have been fortunate enough to travel the US to painting conventions, and get taught by some of the best artists in the country. I have owned my own store and taught many different students over the years. I will be attending a convention in Columbus Ohio, called HOOT, this year. There I will be interviewing some of the premiere figures in the art world and reporting to you on my blog. I am a Kingslan art instructor, and would like to give you all the tips and tricks I can, so you may take these with you on your painting journey.


I am proud to say that I have purchased 2 pieces of Colleen’s art as gifts for my mother. Not only is her skill as an artist second to none, the way she incorporates the detail to give each piece life is amazing! My mom proudly shows off the artwork to visitors, and is thrilled her daughter knows the artist personally.

Lisa Leverance, Appleton, Wi.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What style of watercolor painting is this?
This class is a simple project that is painted in acrylics rather than true watercolor paints.
Will you include written directions for this class?
Yes! I have include the picture of the Tulip and the design so you can transfer right to your watercolor paper.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.