How to paint water - techniques to help you paint believable water effects

Paint 'all sorts of water' easily after you have followed my simple video tutorials.

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Painting water need no longer be problematic. I'l show you some simple ways of painting still and moving water, waves, waterfalls and more with my easy to follow video tutorials.

Gain the confidence to tackle any water feature whether it be a fountain, a natural pond or lake, a waterfall or waves on a beach.

I have broken the process down to make it as simple and easy easy as possible for you to understand and to be able to recreate similar effects.

There are no complete paintings just demonstrations of different movements and situations. Have a go and experiment further to explore and learn more about the subject.

I have only used watercolour paints, so you need to use the white of the paper, it's a good way to help you to learn how to leave some paper without paint.


Your Instructor


Nicola Blakemore
Nicola Blakemore

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


Frequently Asked Questions


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.

I hope you have enjoyed doing these painting exercises and will find them helpful in your future paintings.

If there are any other techniques you think may make interesting video demonstration please let me know.

Enjoy your painting, Nicola

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