You will paint this in 5 fun & easy to follow steps. Just watch me

Just look over my shoulder and follow me as I take you step by step to plan, draw and paint this French village scene.

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PAINT ME ! This is one from my 'pick a painting to paint' portfolio.

If you like this picture and want to paint it, then that's exactly what you will do, effortlessly. And you will be learning at the same time.

You will be able to follow my clear and friendly videos, looking over my shoulder as I paint every step of the way.

Each step has a video fully supported with any extra visual images or text that you might need to help you fully understand each painting process.

At the end, not only will you have painted a beautiful atmospheric painting but you will also have learned a number of valuable tips when working with watercolour paints.

Learn how to plan and mix your colours effectively. How to achieve a sense of warmth and shade and how to use enough detail painting to enhance the sense of distance in a landscape.

Each lecture stops at a natural break, as you would wait for you paint to dry and my relaxed and clear narration will help you fully understand the process. Enjoy it and don't forget to share your painting with us all.

I am here to help you build your confidence and knowledge so you can get as much as you can from this rewarding pass time.

Enjoy your painting, Nicola


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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