With watercolour the possibilities are ENDLESS
Whether it's ethereal serenity, bold and bright fluidity, or deep and detailed reality… painting blooms in watercolour is a combination like no other.
But there's a fine line between the unpredictable and the out of control.
Let me guess...
you're scrolling and SAVING other people's artwork, but struggling to get the RESULTS yourself?
With watercolour, there are so many things that come into play that can turn those beautiful bleeds into a mass of medium with no recognisable flower in sight... more muddy puddles than spontaneous bleeds.
Or perhaps you have a combination of static overworked shapes instead of spontaneous fluid marks.
Believe me, you're not alone. The truth is, so many artists start off that way… painting 'blobby' flowers again and again, not quite knowing what to add. It's that pressure to churn and go through the motions instead of stepping back, getting clarity and learning the correct ways.
Painting flowers is tricky at the best of times, but painting in watercolour brings a whole new set of problems solving to dive into.
It's ALL VERY WELL knowing your
but you NEED to know
the directions that will GET YOU THERE
The beautiful thing about florals in watercolour is having the ability to create florals that look organic but remain loose. To have that anchoring part, that depth that draws the eye in all the right places but still looks suggestive.
I like to call this
"capturing the essence of the flower"
instead of painting a perfect depiction.
It's TIME to invest in you
What if I told you that I have CREATED the floral watercolour bible that will teach you all of these techniques
Techniques that you can learn, adapt and make your own and create artwork that checks all the boxes.
Time is precious, no one has time to waste.
So having a place with all the lessons alongside a group of creatives for support and inspiration and me to turn to guidance instead of experimenting blind, is going to completely change the game.
I have built an extremely successful business solely based on painting flowers. I know, I have to pinch myself daily, lucky me!
BEING yourself, finding YOUR style and developing YOUR niche doesn't mean PIGEON HOLING!
I design many different florals, with a variety of mediums. From ditsies to large scale blooms, loose suggestions to detailed specifics, the chunky, the bleeding, the wet, the dry and all the in-between.
This MULTI-DISCIPLINARY mindset is what has allowed me to GROW a design business that OOZES Natasha Gulliford...
but also brings different things to the table.
I think it's so important to test, experiment and develop. We are forever learning and growing that's what separates the ARTISTS from the WANNABEES.
Let me ASK you
• Do you want to paint in watercolours but don't know your flooding from your feathering?
• Are you a passionate creative who would like to develop a different skill to add to your creative library?
• Are you tentatively painting worried that the next brush mark might be mess instead of magic?
This is a DEEP DIVE into watercolour techniques and how you can use them to CREATE a variety of looks in your florals.
The course is perfect for all levels as it is a step by step guide into each technique alongside exercises to get you implementing. You will get the pre-recorded tutorial videos and the workbooks PLUS I'll be with you every step of the way to see what you're getting up to in the private course community full of past and present watercolour bootcampers. That peer support from others that are passionate about painting florals too is second to none.
SO... What's covered?
WET ON WET
I explain the techniques of wet on wet and how to use it in an ethereal style and a bold, loose and lively style.
WET ON DRY
Here we dive into the wet on dry technique… building, layering and dry brushing.
This one's everything flooding…using water to control your pigment but still keeping in loose and lively.
Let's face it painting in watercolour is all about negative space. where to paint, when to paint but most importantly…what NOT to paint. Here we dive deep into negative space in your florals, inverse painting and using masking fluid.
This module is all about using unpredictable mediums, those 'added extras' that add surprise results in unconventional ways.
THE ESSENCE OF A FLOWER
Petals petals petals… but how d you paint them all. The secret is YOU DON'T! Here I explain the paintbrush techniques to use and those integral parts to paint to capture the essence of the flower.
Let's face it a floral isn't a floral without some foliage. The details, the techniques and the shapes.
KEEPING IT REAL
With all those techniques under your belt, this module is all about painting individual petals for that more realistic botanical look.