Use other substances to variety and drama to your paintings

Nicola Blakemore, Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrpren

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4 Videos (18m)
    • Using a resist

      6:33
    • Using Alcohol

      6:23
    • Using salt

      1:22
    • Ox Gall

      3:45

About This Class

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 evolving 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. More lectures will be added, so keep in touch.

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

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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