Natalie Martin


Welcome to Watercolour

A beginners guide to contemporary botanical watercolour

Beginner Friendly
Suitable for ages 8+
Self-paced learning
Lifetime Access
Beautifully filmed in HD

Welcome! This is Natalie first online course, and where else do you start but at the beginning? In this self-paced beginners guide to contemporary watercolour we start from square one and build your skills and confidence towards painting botanical specimen from observation. Natalie has essentially broken down her own process into accessible, bite size pieces ready for you to devour.

Working through a series of technique based exercises Natalie shares all her hot tips to help get the paint to move on the page, how to hold you brush, manage water control, relax into the process and so much more.

She not only delves into what materials and how to work them, but why as well. She believes understanding why she’s chosen and recommends certain things over others can better inform you as an artist and your own choices. Her philosophy is build your kit gradually, rather than an enormous outlay. Discover and play with the medium first. Find your feet in it and tailor your materials accordingly.

Natalie’s own style: loose, organic, flowy is all about gaining an expression of the subject on the page - not replicating it exactly. She talks about how she sources her inspiration and how working from observation has really informed her practice. She encourages you to find your own creative voice. Your choices, your interpretation, your eye will all inform how your work will turn out.

What to expect:

9 videos with an overall run time of just over 90 minutes. You’ll be able to access these videos whenever you like as this is a self paced course. You’ll also have lifetime access, so are able to go back and review episodes at your leisure. The course is hosted on the Teachable platform, when you click enrol now you’ll be taken to that site to enrol.


  • A fundamental skill set in watercolour

  • An understanding of watercolour as a medium and other necessary materials

  • A final project - a botanical watercolour painting

Downloadable files included:

  • Materials List

  • Course Notes

  • Emergency Reference Photos