Watercolour Effortlessly. Learn to paint colourful poppies step by step. Premium class

Nicola Blakemore, Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrpren

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7 Videos (49m)
    • Intro

      0:43
    • Masking fluid

      1:09
    • Getting started CLIPCHAMP keep

      7:02
    • Poppies CLIPCHAMP keep

      9:42
    • Adding more colour CLIPCHAMP keep

      8:28
    • Take off the fluid, add colour CLIPCHAMP keep

      14:38
    • Fixing and finishing CLIPCHAMP keep

      7:45

About This Class

Loosen up your watercolour painting style and learn how to create a spontaneous painting, quickly and easily. Put aside your expectation and go with the flow.

Lots of people ask me to demonstrate how to paint poppies. 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 you watercolour paintings 

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.

Below is my finished painting, your's will be different, make sure you share it.

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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