Learn to paint wet into wet in watercolours, just follow me.
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Take your watercolour painting to the next level by mastering a wet into wet technique. Add drama and life to your work
5.0 (2 ratings)
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1,036 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to paint wet into wet with watercolours.
  • Learn how to paint a fluid floral painting.
  • Lear how to go straight to a blank piece of paper and start with a wet pale wash.
  • Learn how to create a painting WITHOUT first drawing the subject.
  • See how easy it is to paint with a very limited palette.
  • Gain confidence and learn to trust your own ability more.
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Requirements
  • Students will need to be familiar with watercolour paints and how they work.
  • Students will need a good quality watercolour paper 300 gm/ 140 lb.
  • A large watercolour brush like number 10 and a fine one like a 1
  • Two jars of clean water and kitchen towel
Description

Course updated November 2016

I have marked this painting process at the intermediate level because I believe that it will help a lot of painters push themselves that bit further, no matter what level you are. However if you are an absolute beginner or not prepared to try something new in your painting style, this might be for you.

Many people enjoy painting floral subjects and this one will show you colour mixing from a very limited palette, exploring light and shade and how to face a blank piece of paper and go straight in with some paint. It will help build you CONFIDENCE too

This painting procedure is for those who want to try a different way of painting. Perhaps you are feeling:

  1. 'stuck in a rut.'
  2. That you pictures look dull and lifeless.
  3. That your work lacks drama.
  4. That you want to paint in a more relaxed and loose style.
  5. That you want to explore what you and your paints are really capable of.

Work your way through the easy to follow videos as I demonstrate each stage, explain every step stopping naturally as the paint needs to dry. 

If there is anything that you think is not clear and you do not understand in any way then please ask me and I will do everything I can to make improvements. 

Once purchased it is yours to do as many times as you like and you also have a '30 day' money back guarantee.

If, however, you don't enjoy it and are not happy you can claim a full refund within 30 days. No questions asked.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a must for those who want to explore different ways of painting.
  • This is for those who are prepared to explore what they and their paints might be capable of.
  • This is not suitable for absolute beginners.
  • This is not suitable for people who are not prepared to go outside their comfort zone.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:04:18
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Let's start at the beginning
1 Lecture 00:11

It may well save you a lot of time if you just have a look at this PDF in the resources.

If you have any questions about the content please ask me. However if it's a technical question please go to Udemy technical support.

Thank you.

How to find you way around the Udemy platform.
00:11
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Let's get painting
8 Lectures 59:44

Listen as Nicola explains how this painting came about and the objective of painting it.

Preview 01:18

Only three colours in all.....you can't get much simpler than that.

The addition of paynes grey is optional for the darker area.

Preview 02:39

Here I will demonstrate how we are going to make a start on this foxglove painting, WITHOUT drawing anything, just by laying down some colour.

Don't feel intimidated, just have a go. A blank piece of paper can be a bit scary, but just take a deep breath and copy what I do as best as you can to get you started.

I have not included any drawing for you to copy as I feel this is a great opportunity you to explore a more free and wet way of painting. I have however added some photographs in the resource section to help you become familiar with the subject.



Preview 09:40

As we are working very wet into wet we need to allow drying time.

This is an important part of watercolour painting, to understand the drying cycle. Knowing how wet or dry you want the paint to be to get the effect you want.

That stage has dried so now let's paint a bit more.
13:24

It's always good to walk away from a painting and come back with a fresh eye. You see things you hadn't noticed when you are working on it. Just prop it up somewhere so that you see it now and again.

Adding another layer of colour
12:15

To make your work more interesting and to help it stand out from the crowd, make sure you get dark and light areas. They compliment each other.

Painting in some darker values
11:38

Knowing when enough is enough can be quite tricky, but I get there in this lecture. 

I also look at both of the paintings to compare what I like and don't like about each one. Each one is unique. It's very helpful to your development as a painter and to repeat the exercise, making the changes that you desire. 

It's all a learning and help to nourish your creativity.

The closing stage of the painting and my critique
07:42

Here are some extra link which I hope you will find useful.

BONUS LECTURE
01:08
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A few of Nicola's TOP TIPS
3 Lectures 04:30

The following tips may sound simple, but then again, I don't know what you know, do I ?

Happy Painting

Common Sense really...but just in case....
01:20

If you have a mount or matt beyond salvation, cut it in two and use it to look at you work in progress. It helps you take a more objective view.

It will help you not only decide how you might want to frame it, but also to check for any changes you might want to make to the composition or colour values.

Using an adjustable mount to study your painting
01:40

How to get the paint back in the tube, honestly !
01:30
About the Instructor
Nicola A Blakemore
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Professional Artist, Teacher and Creative Entrepreneur

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