Paint with your intuition & feel the healing, creative flow.
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Paint with your intuition & feel the healing, creative flow.

Let you inner child come out to play and help stay in the moment & have fun with paints, marks & images. Let it happen.
4.6 (21 ratings)
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704 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to enjoy the painting process simply for the pleasure of 'the doing'
  • Enjoy staying in the present moment and stilling your mind.
  • Learn more about how your paints work with water and each other.
  • Experiment with different colours and marks.
  • Learn how to play again and create for the sake of it
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  • An open mind without any expectations
  • All you will need is a dark colour marker pen, some water based paints, a brush and some think paper or watercolour paper.
  • Be aware that this is not a 'copy me' process, I will simple explain how to start,

Updated November 2016

This painting process is suitable for anyone and everyone who wishes to:

  1. Kick start their creativity and learn more about how their paints work.
  2. Learn to relax, to stay in the moment and keep their hands occupied ina simple and creative way.
  3. Explore the simple process of making marks and using paints. 





For the budding artist.

It's a super way to learn more about your paints, how they work with different amounts of water and with each other.

You will better understand the relevance of contrast and colour values in your work.

For those who want to relax and discover their creativity.

Play with marks and paint on the paper without any goal.

Let you inner child come out to play in a process which has no rules and no restrictions. A process for you alone to explore and to discover a stillness within.

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 perfect for anyone who wants to still their 'monkey mind' and lose themselves in a process.
  • This painting process will help you access your creativity without any expectations.
  • It's great for anyone who paint to help them loosen up and experiment
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9 Lectures 55:44

Just a few words of encouragement.

Just have fun, just create with what ever comes into your head and enjoy doing it.

love Nicola

Preview 01:25

Click on the small 'i' on the right of the title and a short video made by Udemy to help finding your way about.

Make sure you read the helpful information you can find in the Student Support section on Udemy. Below is the link to take you there. I have also added a simple guide to get you started.

Where to find your downloads, ask questions etc

This lecture will show you what you need and how to get started.

When you have a quiet moment all to yourself is the best time to start this relaxing painting process. 

Be guided by the first thing that comes into your head, go with what ever marks you feel like making and then follow your intuition with all the other mark you make and colours you choose.

Don't be intimidated by a blank piece of paper, it's only paper and there are no expectations of what it should look like when you have finished. You don't have to do the same as me, what I demonstrate is just a process, with marks and colours which popped into my head. You may get different images come into your.


How about playing about with marks before you start just to get into the swing of it.

Preview 17:46

Now you are happy with the marks you have made start adding some colour. And remember let the colour choose you.

Pick any colour you like to add to the marks

Add whatever colour you like to wherever you like remember you make the rules if you want to have any at all.

Preview 02:40

Doodling or meditation

Have you finished?

How did you find the process? What did you discover or experience as you went through the process.

Most of all don't be nervous about sharing your results, I'd live to see them. Feedback is so helpful to encourage other students and to help me make even better painting courses and workshops.

Preview 02:57

Leave white spaces and add any details, what ever you fancy

Some extra resources and information you may find helpful.

Preview 01:06
About the Instructor
Nicola A Blakemore
4.6 Average rating
390 Reviews
9,142 Students
18 Courses
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