Learn lots of techniques as you paint this recessed window with lace curtains, set in a stone wall with geraniums.

Learn a format to paint a recessed window, old stone wall, lace curtains with shadows and geraniums.

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You will 'learn as you paint' on this workshop, effortlessly. AND you will have a super painting at the end of the learning process too. What are you waiting for.

I have painted this a number of times with slight changes. It's atmospheric, it reminds people of their holidays in warmer climates and it could be anywhere. So why not do that your self?

You will learn how to do simple washes and create a plaster and old stone wall effect, create a realistic window with perspective, deal with glass and reflections, paint lace curtains and get to grips with colour values. A great way to paint in both a controlled and slightly wetter style.

It's EASY to follow, stop and start as you wish, relax and enjoy working as and when it suits you and at your own pace.

At any time you can post questions for any advice and also for feedback on your finished painting.

There are also plenty additional notes, professional tips, and extra tuition notes which you can download to build you own 'theory folder'. I will also be adding extra lectures over time.

All you have to do is start painting and enjoy it.


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.

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