Painting peeling paint and a rusty lock

Capture all the texture in peeling flaky paint and rusty metal in this lock.

Get up close with the detail in the lock and surrounding peeling paint to create depth of field in the painting and cast the shadows on the paint work from the lock.

Using a limited palette of colours, hues are blended and lifted to create soft and hard edges enabling you to learn new fundamental techniques and how to: 

  • Use masking fluid
  • Mix colours
  • Paint wet into wet
  • Lift colour
  • Blend colours and edges
  • Paint moist on dry
  • Paint wet-on-dry

    Learn at your own pace, in your own time, with all the information you need to get you started so you can paint along with me, including:

  • Three step-by-step videos demonstrating the complete project 
  • Photograph of project 
  • Sketch of the project
  • Materials list 
  • Ongoing support with online feedback forum

    This lesson would normally be a full day workshop so settle down to an enjoyable day of painting.

    This lesson is also part of the 'Creative Watercolours Extending your Techniques'

Example of student painting

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Table of Contents

Part 1- Preparation and painting the door
Part 2 Painting the hoop
Part 3 Painting the lock

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course for six months from when you enrol. The downloadable photo and sketch are yours to keep forever. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

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