How to paint a poinsettia – perfect for your Christmas card

Painting your own Christmas card can be extremely rewarding, so long as it turns out well!

So in this mini class, I want to inspire you to have a go by showing you my process for painting this most Christmassy of plants, the poinsettia!
Hint: don’t get tempted to paint those veins too early! 

Have you painted a poinsettia, or made your own Christmas cards before? If so, how did they go? I’d love to hear.

I hope this mini class encourages you to get your paints out and give this one a go.

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  1. Meeta Dani on November 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Excellent tutorial for students as well as for professionals!!

    • hilda on November 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Beautiful painting and video tutorial is so very helpful. Am looking forward to painting the poinsettia. Thank you.

  2. David Gilmore on November 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Wish i could do that, it is beautiful

  3. Nancy Smith on November 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I have tried to sign up for the poinsettia painting class with no luck. I joined the beginners class offered for $20… Canadian on how to paint a flower through Craftsty with you instructing. How do I sign up for the 6months or year online classes. When I get to the sight and add my info it says I can’t register because someone already has my username which of course is me. Help please. Nancy Smith at [email protected]

  4. Carole Jurack on November 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    This is a stunning flower, Anna. I may just have to sign up for another 6 months!

  5. Emily johnson on November 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Nice video enjoyed it. Thankyou

  6. Lynn Puhr on November 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Anna – I watch for your tutorials eagerly. I love your work – your book – and your encouragement. This poinsettia is amazing – I’m passing ‘you’ around to my friends. Happy Friday!


  7. Mo on November 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    fabulous painting and invaluable advice. Thank you very much 🙂

  8. Engeline on November 17, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Bella !!

  9. Cheryl Scrivens on December 21, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Oh, Anna, what a gorgeous poinsettia and video! I am so thrilled to have found you (after being told about you from a friend). Hugs!

  10. marie on November 1, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Hi Anna….I could not find the drawing for the poinsettia. Could you please send me the link.

    You have one of the best sites for watercolors.

    • Carrie (Team Anna Mason Art) on November 1, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Hi Marie, you’ll need to be a member of Anna’s online School to have access to all of the drawings and full length tutorials including the Poinsettia, I’m afraid. You can find out more about her School on this page here. Hope this helps.

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