Watercolour Tutorials for All Levels
Join me in my studio online as I guide you through a variety of step by step painting projects.
A well respected artist and art teacher with thriving watercolour art classes in and around Cambridge and online, Denise is dedicated to helping students develop their watercolour painting.
Exciting painting projects with video tutorials and a downloadable pack with reference photos, line drawings and a material list for each project so you can paint along with me. You can ask questions and upload your paintings. You can watch the videos at any time to suit you.
Anemones -Painting in detail. Single lesson
Paint a dandelion in watercolour Single lesson
Anemones -Painting in detail. Single lesson
Explore watercolours for beginners and improvers
For those who have never painted watercolours or have been painting for a short time.
Learn the fundamental techniques of pure watercolours.
Give you the confidence to control your application of this exciting medium.
Ten step by step projects leading to finished paintings.
Learn new techniques at your fingertips.
Cost is £140 - use offer code LAUNCH20 for 20% introductory offer.
Creative watercolours extending your technique
Ten creative painting projects.
Learn a variety of new techniques.
Videos, downloadable photos and material lists so you can paint along with me.
Suitable for painters who know the basics of watercolour.
Paintings inspired by my walks along the river and my love of flower painting.
Cost is £140 - use offer code LAUNCH20 for introductory offer.
Lesson 1. Painting daisies
Lesson 2. Trees without brushes
Lesson 3. Painting a tree at Granchester Meadows
Lesson 4. Fields of rape seed
Lesson 5. A walk along the riverbank
Lesson 6. Painting a swan
Lesson 7. Carpet of flowers in a woodland glade
Lesson 8. Boats on the open water
Lesson 9. Anemones in detail
Lesson 10. Painting peeling paint and rust
Paint the delicate petals and emerging bud to create a study of delicate luminous anemone flower heads, full of natural beauty and light.
Using a limited palette of colours, hues are blended and lifted to create delicate highlights and soft folding petals. Four videos enabling you to learn how to:
paint wet into wet,
lift colour, paint
moist on dry,
blend colours and edges.
All the information is provided to let you paint along with me :Materials list, photograph and sketch, all are downloadable.
'I had a great time discovering new techniques from the online course to use in my own watercolour paintings. I liked Denise’s step by step approach, being introduced to some unfamiliar materials and found her project themes inspiring. As well as a video lesson, Denise provides lots of supporting information including additional photos, cheat sheets and suggested colour mixing palettes. Denise is such a generous tutor who is happy to share the knowledge and experience she has with her students.' Mandy. May 2020
'Thank you Denise for very stimulating lessons. The videos are clear, informative and engaging and they gave me the confidence to try new techniques and experiment with different materials. I loved being creative with the tracing paper and sticks, things I would have never tried before!’ Katie. May 2020
'This was a wonderful first lesson, thank you Denise. Your videos are beautifully done, clear & precise. It was great to be able to rewind & rewatch sections as my painting progressed. It reminded me of the Daises Workshop I did with you last year. Thank you too to James for the delightful music, so calm & relaxing'. Janet. May 2020
Fabulous exceptionally High Standards as usual Denise. Thank you.
Especially loved the music hope to hear more!!! Flora May 2020
Learn. Create. Inspire.
I believe every artist needs encouragement and support in their creative process and that is what I endeavour to provide.
"Thank you for bringing magic into my life, I so adore watercolour painting and the joy and thrill of the possibilities it creates."
Originals and prints available
I specialise in floral painting and coastal landscapes, often drawing inspiration from the botanic gardens in Cambridge, the Norfolk coast and the Island of Mull. I am also interested in creating texture in watercolour pen and ink. I have a passion for vibrant colours. I use traditional, solid stick and liquid watercolours as well as acrylic inks.
I am a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourist and a regular participant in Cambridge Open Studios
"I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with the lovely painting commissioned for my 50th from you. As I’m sure you will appreciate, to have such a wonderful portrait of one of my favourite views in the world means so much to me."
Weekly Classes Thursdays and Fridays
If you’re tired of working at home without improving, try your hand at these classes for beginners and improvers. Weekly demonstrations and projects provided to help you learn basic techniques and improve your painting. Weekly classes will be at St John's Church, Hills Road, CB2 8RN resuming September 2020.
All classes are currently full, please email if you would like to be on the waiting list
"Your classes have been inspirational for me and rekindled my love of watercolour, thank you."
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Saturday Painting Workshops - future dates to be confirmed
Enjoy a relaxing day painting and learning new techniques. Demonstrations given with individual feedback and encouragement. This workshop is also a great way to meet other local watercolour enthusiasts. Held at St John's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge.
"Thank you very much for a lovely day yesterday. In particular thank you for all your work on preparation, bringing so many resources for us and for the inspiration!"