Painting- Special effects with brush techniques, other tools and substances.

Learn watercolour effects & techniques to make your work stand out. What to use how to do it and where to use it. It's easy and fun.

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Here the painting course to show you just how to add those special touches to your painting. Stop looking you've found it..........AT LAST.

Do you want to take your watercolour painting to a higher level ?

Do you feel that you are a bit stuck ?

Do you want to give your paintings that WOW factor ?

Then this is the course for you.

This course is for anyone interested in starting to paint with watercolours and also for those who are already painting with them but would like to lift their work to the next level.

I'll demonstrate every step of the way, from just using your brushes 'effectively', through to using other tools and substances. This course is a great place to start on your watercolour painting journey and if you are a complete beginner it is a great companion course to my 'Start WATERCOLOUR PAINTING EFFORTLESSLY, play & be creative'

This course is made up of 'easy to follow' videos, demonstrating different effects which you can use. Some techniques use tools other than brushes and some use substances easily available.

Look over my shoulder as I talk about each one and SHOW you how to do them.


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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