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Master DARK WASHES. Build your confidence with simple steps.

Learn as you watch me paint this dramatic watercolor. Easy to follow, full of techniques challenges & rewards. Fun too

4.7 / 5.0
893 students1 hours 30 minutes

Created by Nicola A Blakemore, offered on Udemy

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So who's afraid of using strong and DARK colours? You won't be after you've done this course.

Why you might choose this picture

*If you want to feel more confident using strong dark pigments in watercolour paints, get started now.
*If you are looking to take your watercolour painting to the next level, this is for you.

*If you want to challenge yourself, step outside your comfort zone and add impact to your watercolour painting then look no further.

*If you want to work more loosely, use more water, use stronger pigments, you'll love this.

Let your watercolour painting talent blossom as you enjoy two hours of LIVE ART that you can watch again, and again, and again. Just stand next to me as we chat about the picture, the colours and the techniques. It's all here.

Take what you learn here to other projects and expand your new-found skills and excitement, letting your energy show in your work. AND you may find you are no longer afraid of 'the dark'

Each lecture explains simply every step of the way. I'm there to help you solve problems before you get to them and to help you discover more dynamic ways to paint with watercolours.

  • 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'. I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style.

    I also have years of experience of teaching people of all levels both in-person and via the internet.

    Do one of my courses and you will feel as if I am in the room with you every step of the way.

Enjoy your painting, love Nicola

What you will learn

  • How to plan a watercolour painting with confidence
  • Learn how to identify possible problem areas and solve them in advance
  • Fully understand the need for practice
  • Use a wax resit and a spattering technique for added drama
  • Feel confident when using very dark watercolour paints
  • Use masking fluid to help create difficult shapes
  • Understand the extremely beneficial of negative space


  • How to use watercolour paints
  • How to mix dark colours in watercolour.
  • How to use a small watercolour brush confidently
  • The colours listed in the course are readily available in most paint boxes
  • A heavy watercolour paper 140 lbs or 300 grammes at least will be needed
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  • Price: $49.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.7/10

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