The Magic of Colour Mixing

Master modern colour theory using watercolour with Natalie Martin

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Beginner - Intermediate Level | Suitable for ages 10+

Self-paced learning | Lifetime Access

Beautifully filmed in HD

Hi! I’m Nat Martin, a watercolour artist from Victoria, Australia. I’ve been captivated by this medium for as long as I can remember and while teaching is a more recent thing, there’s nothing more rewarding than helping someone explore or reconnect with their creative side.

This new course, The Magic of Colour Mixing follows on from Welcome to Watercolour and is for budding and established artists alike. In it, we’ll go deep into modern colour theory and together, we’ll build up your skills and confidence so you too can create works bursting with life and begin to develop your own language with colour.

The course also covers why it’s important to understand colour and how colour affects the mood, temperature and energy of your work. You’ll paint your own colour mixing wheel, learn about colour reference charts, how to create beautiful neutrals and earthy colours, AND, why you keep accidentally making brown (!)

Colour is such a huge part of my own work, I love using vibrant, high energy watercolour and I’m so looking forward to seeing the magic you create with your finished piece.

What to expect:

9 videos shot in High Definition with an overall run time of 120 minutes. The beauty of a self paced online course is that you work through this course to pause and practice before proceeding onto the next stages.


  • A comprehensive understanding of colour theory
  • An understanding of watercolour as a medium and other necessary materials
  • A final project - a botanical watercolour painting

Downloadable files included:

  • Materials List
  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Reference Photos

Natalie has a Colour Mixing Painting Kit available in her online store including the three tubes of the most important colours (the primaries!) to get you going. Learn more about it here.

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Your Instructor

Natalie Martin
Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin is an artist based on the Surf Coast, Victoria. She likes to get her hands dirty and bring a little joy (and colour!) to the every day.

Natalie works in vibrant watercolour. She’s particularly fond of native Australian flora and the landscape it’s found. She’s drawn to blooms in season and that seasonal swing throughout the year provides a beautiful rhythm and constant flow of inspiration. She feels a deep connection to being outdoors and observing and learning from nature. With her studio based on the Surf Coast in Victoria, there’s an endless source of inspiration within reach.

Natalie fell in love with watercolour early on and over the years she has exhibited her work, produced a collection of limited edition prints, developed a line of environmentally friendly stationery, experimented with printing on fabrics and also begun teaching workshops in person as well as online.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is a self-paced online course that you’re welcome to start as soon as you’re ready and receive your login details. The beauty of the online courses is that you can go at your own pace and in your own time. Practicing and pausing as you progress through the course and the ability to revisit sections as you need.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I gift this Course?
We would be delighted for you to gift this course. Due to the way the enrolment process works, we recommend you purchase an E-Gift Card that your gift recipient can then redeem for the course. We have $59 and $120 E-Gift Cards available as well as an ability to add a personalised message to your E-Gift card.
Is this course suitable for kids?
Yes! My beginners course ‘Welcome to Watercolour’ although not created specifically for kids is young person friendly, I suggest from ages 8 and up. My second course ‘Magic of Colour Mixing’ has a bit more technical content in it, so I would suggest from ages 10 and up. Even better, sit down with your kids and do it together!
What materials will I need to do the course?
I put an emphasis on the painting over the materials, expensive art materials tend to be a hindrance to the experience. If you have a set of watercolours already, use those! You don’t need to dash out and buy a whole lot of new supplies to match what you see in the course. What you’ll need: Watercolour paints (discs or if tubes; magenta, yellow, blue) Brush or two Watercolour Paper Pencil and Eraser Paper towel A couple of Water Jars Something to use as a palette for mixing (palette, large plate or tile) Scrap paper (optional) I have two kits available in my online store that provide you with most of the materials you need, Good lighting helps too, natural light is best if you can manage it, a good workspace as well as a pinch of creative courage! We delve further into materials in the second video of the course covering not only what, but why.