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Core Skill - Master COLOR VALUES & make your work stand out.

Understand & use watercolor paint values in your paintings and reach a new leve,l getting your paintings noticed.

4.65 / 5.0
1331 students1 hours 21 minutes

Created by Nicola A Blakemore, offered on Udemy

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A MUST DO core subject. Get to grips with this aspect of painting and the standard of your work will rocket.


Master the importance of watercolor paint values and raise your painting techniques to a higher level. 

If there is one thing that can really stop a good painting from becoming a terrific painting, is the lack of values. By this I mean that all the colors appear to be of the same intensity and there is little contrast. I see this often in my teaching, and believe me when the adjustment is made it really brings a painting to life. Don't be afraid of painting with stronger colors

Here you will see how to:

  1. Layer the same colour on top of itself to get a more intense colour

  2. You will see the difference more intense colours can make to a coloured watercolour painting.

  3. You will deepen your understanding by converting a colour painting into a sepia painting or monochrome painting.

These exercises will really help your understanding of the importance of fully using colour values to add drama to your work.

This is a must for painters who feel they have reached a plateau or that their watercolors work looks flat.

It's EASY to follow, stop and start as you wish, relax and enjoy working as and when it suits you and at your own pace.

At any time you can post questions for any advice and also for feedback on your finished paintings.

This what one student said:

'Very good course. I have been learning to paint exclusively through Udemy classes and this was my missing piece! I understand and know shading from pencil drawing but my paintings were flat and it drove me crazy. I was discovering layering however I was only doing 2 or 3 layers and the colors were to close together. This course and the simple exercises really demonstrate how to make your paintings have that "pop" to them. I am off to paint now, Nicola is a motivating instructor. Thank you, Nicola.  ' Josh Follansbee

  • 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

  • Understand colour 'values' in watercolours and how to use them.
  • Learn how to make your watercolour painting work stand out from the rest.
  • Learn how to make you watercolour paintings look more realistic.
  • Learn how to add depth and drama to your watercolour painting.


  • Students will need a basic understanding of watercolour paints.
  • Students will need watercolour paints, brushes and paper.
  • Students will also need a 2B pencil and a pen
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  • Price: $39.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 1 hours 21 minutes
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bestcourses score: 6.7/10

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