You can paint these vivid, red poppies easily in a loose and wet style, Just follow me.

Breath fresh life into your watercolour painting style with the vibrant and colourful poppy field. Wet into wet.

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You will loosen up your watercolour painting style and learn how to create a spontaneous painting, quickly and easily. Put aside your expectations and go with the flow. Trust yourself, you can do it.

Lots of people ask me to demonstrate how to paint poppies, so many people love their bright colours. So here is a painting process to show you how to watercolour paint a field of poppies easily.

Learn how to use the masking fluid as your sketching tool instead of a pencil, paint freely and intuitively, with plenty of water and colour and with a big brush. Learn how to let go of control as you relax and let the watercolour paint and water work their magic. By working in this way you will develop a style that will be more original and eye catching, bringing freshness and drama to your watercolour paintings AND building your confidence

Follow me as I demonstrate how to work in stages and also how to correct mistakes. It happens to the best of us !

What's most important is to enjoy your painting.


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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