This delightful and atmospheric painting will help build confidence for both the beginner and the intermediate. In the process of painting this you will learn about colour mixing, colour values, creating a sense of distance and how to use your watercolour pencils for a special effect.
Use both a large and small brush and gradually work through the process at your own pace, where and when it suits you.
Each lecture ends at a natural break as I wait for paint to dry. Listen as I explain every step of the way, and ask questions of myself as I work through the picture, problem solving as I go, an important process to learn.
Most of all become absorbed in the process of the painting.
Why choose one of my courses?
Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.
Well, I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style which will have you feeling as if you standing next to me looking over my shoulder.
Here's a bit about me.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.
After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.
The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.
I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner
The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.
Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).
Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world
StartPLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
PreviewA short introduction from Nicola (1:31)
StartThis is what you'll need.
PreviewGetting started - laying down the first washes (15:02)
StartNow the first washes are dry lets add more colour. (11:43)
StartDeciding on the sky. (19:38)
StartAdding some detail and a bit of colour
StartTaking stock of the whole picture. (19:33)
StartFinishing and making any final adjustments. (4:41)
PreviewWant more? - some creative extras.