Paint colourful, bold sunflowers in a wet and loose style.
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Paint colourful, bold sunflowers in a wet and loose style.

Lift your watercolour painting to new heights as you paint in this very wet and loose painting. It's easy, just copy me.
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Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 12 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 easy it can be to paint with out drawing first.
  • Learn how different the same subject can look when being treated in different ways.
  • See how easy it is to feel comfortable with a big brush and bold strokes.
  • Learn to paint in a more loose and wet way.
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Requirements
  • Students will need to be familiar with working with watercolour paints
  • Students must be prepared to step way outside their comfort zones.
Description

Updated November 2016

This painting process gives you the opportunity to explore painting in a very loose and wet style, WITHOUT DRAWING FIRST. Going through this painting process, and it doesn't matter what they look like at the end, will help build your CONFIDENCE.

Stop sweating over the small details and let your creativity simply flow. Using bold and big brush strokes, lots of water and vivid colours in this series of sunflower paintings which will loosen you up and help you paint with spontaneity.

Learn to trust yourself that you can paint with out drawing first. Trust yourself that you can get images out of your head and trust yourself to just play without concerning yourself with the end product. 

Just play and have fun.

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 painting process is for anyone who wishes to explore their watercolour painting.
  • This is for painters who want to try a different style.
  • This is for anyone who wants to lift their paintings to another level.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
01:23:20
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How to fine your way around.
1 Lecture 00:01

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.

https://support.udemy.com/?b_id=10797&t=636902

RESOURCE

PDF  of screen shots to help you find your way

Where to find you downloads etc
00:01
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A look at the subject
2 Lectures 05:36

Here are a few encouraging words from Nicola about the objectives of this painting process.

It's not about the finished painting, it's about experimenting and trying something different....and enjoying the process.

Have fun, love Nicola

Preview 01:10

Welcome to this bright, colourful, loose and fun painting process.

I am going to show you three different ways of painting this subject by painting:

  1. Painting onto a dry but pre-painted piece of paper.
  2. A dry but blank piece of paper.
  3. A wet piece of paper, only clean water.

This will show you how you can approach your paintings in another way. It should also help you loosen up and be a little more flexible.In the resources I have posted some photos of sunflower to help you and some other paintings, plus the colour palette

I have also posted a PDF called 'Paint and Play, why it's important' which I would like you to read please.

 

Why I am doing this painting procedure for you.
04:26
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Three paintings to do so lets's get started
6 Lectures 01:06:47

In this first painting we will be painting on a pre-painted sheet of paper. By this I mean I have painted very light washes in the appropriate colours to give a ground on which to find shapes.

So you look at he pale background and see if you can find any shapes that you can painting into.


Painting One
13:19

Here we will do a similar painting, but this time we will paint onto blank dry paper. Trust yourself to be able to do it. No drawing first.

RESOURCES

A photograph of the finished painting.

Painting One - finishing
12:34

Here we will do a similar painting, but this time we will paint onto blank dry paper. Trust yourself to be able to do it. No drawing first.


RESOURCES

A photograph of the finished painting.

Painting Two
19:54

This time I am going to wet the paper with clean water just before we start painting, a bit at a time.

We are now going to do a field of sunflowers. Remember this is playing with you paints and water. That's the most important part the outcome is whatever it turns out to be. A great way of relaxing and getting to know more about your paints.

Preview 09:17

Here I will show you how to progress further in this wet and loose style. I hope you will continue to enjoy playing with the paints and continue to explore new methods.

Please share your painting with us all as it encourages all of us. Many thanks Nicola


Painting Three - part two
10:41

Some extra resources and information you may find helpful.

BONUS LECTURE
01:02
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A few of Nicola's TOP TIPS
5 Lectures 11:01
Common Sense really...but just in case....
01:20

In response to student comments I have filmed this film, which I hope will help you with drawing and painting shadows.

Identify the light source and be consistent - that's the key

The secret of creating shadows - be consistent
04:53

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

Apart from cutting such a mount in two to use as an adjustable mount to look at your paintings, if it's slightly marked or has more serious damage.here are a few ideas to help revive it rather than discard it

Embellishing or disguising a marked or damaged mount
01:38

This will also work for other tubes....toothpaste, tomato paste etc.

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