My 5 most useful tips to give your painting a head start.

Nicola Blakemore, Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrpren

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6 Videos (31m)
    • Intro video

      1:49
    • Composition

      8:13
    • Harmony

      5:40
    • Perspective

      5:44
    • Perspective 2

      3:45
    • Shadows

      6:12

About This Class

I consider these the most valuable  lessons you will learn when painting with watercolours.  See your work transformed.

This course is a MUST for anyone interested in improving their watercolour paintings.

* An absolute beginner? This will give to some basic guidelines to create solid foundations to help you get into good habits right from the start.

* Already painting but think your pictures lack 'something?' This might be just what you're looking for to lift the standard of your work and make your paintings stand out from the rest. It's easy to get in a rut and use the same methods time after time. This course will help you step outside your comfort zone.

This concise course will clearly define FIVE areas that will really change the quality of your work. My experience shows me that If you go through this mental 'check list' every time you work on a painting, you will see some dramatic improvements .

Look over my shoulder as I take you through each of these crucial elements in watercolour painting. Each lecture is a complete video demonstration with full supporting notes and resources where required.

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

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Nicola Blakemore

Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrpren

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.

Do one of my courses and you will feel as if I am in the room with you every step of the way.

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

I have exhibited widely in the area.

Recently I was invited to plan and teach a creative summer school, offering a variety of artistic subjects, at one of the leading camping venues in the area. So, you never know some of these subjects might pop up as one of my courses on Udemy

I have had work featured in a national 'lifestyle' magazine and on BBC Radio 4 and Central TV in the UK

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