You will paint this in 8 easy steps. Just copy me, relax and learn as you paint
Paint this watercolour and learn to plan, identify problem areas, paint wet and loose and create details with confidence.Watch Promo
You will learn so much about this exciting painting medium as you go, simply by painting this picture. Then take what you have learned to use on other painting. Go on, you can paint this.
A workshop which I believe is suitable for all levels because I explain every step in my friendly teaching style. My slow and clear narration will help you understand each process, filmed in such a way, you will feel as if you are standing next to me.
All the information about what you will need and what you will learn is listed and every lecture covers a stage in the painting, stopping naturally, as you would to let your paint dry.
Watch each film, stopping as often as you like and working quietly at your own pace when it suits you. And remember the films are your's to look at time and again for guidance and inspiration.
Follow my instructions to the letter or take the bits that you want and make changes as you please. This painting workshop is to help you see what is possible to do with watercolour paints and to help give you the confidence to feel more comfortable when you plan and paint your own chosen subjects.
If there is anything which is not clear, all you have to do is send me a message or post your question in the discussion section. And do share you painting with us all in the course, it's great to see what is being painted, it encourages other students, boosts everyone's confidence and makes me feel the work has been worthwhile.
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.
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
StartPLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU START.
PreviewAn introduction to the painting from Nicola (2:09)
StartLet's take a look at our subject (4:15)
StartPick out the areas you will need to practice
PreviewLet's just walk through the composition. (2:13)
StartBegin painting - blocking in the first layer (11:15)
StartLayering more paint (5:59)
StartLet's look at some detail - nothing too taxing. (16:19)
StartStarting to work on the building. (5:54)
StartChecking colour values and looking at the detail (4:21)
PreviewPainting some more detail including the roof (4:50)
StartAdding more details and starting on the deciduous trees
StartMore detail and we are nearly finished (3:01)
StartFinishing off. (2:51)
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