PAINT WILD REOPENS IN SEPTEMBER
Paint Wild helps newbie artists become confident wildlife watercolourists - without wasting any valuable Art Time figuring out what to paint or where to start - so that they can say goodbye to Blank Page Fever, squash their self-doubt, and troubleshoot their way out of any “mistakes” to proudly paint any animal, all on their own (yes, even the ones with curly, long, black or white fur!)
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You're new to painting animals. You've gathered all the watercolour supplies you need. You've set up your painting station, and FINALLY found the time to sit down to create your masterpiece...
There's just one problem:
You don't know where to start.
What animal should I paint? What makes a good reference? How do I create the sketch? What colours should I use? Should I do a thumbnail painting first? UGH...
AND WHEN YOU FINALLY *DO* MANAGE TO START...
👉 you can't figure out which order to paint your layers
👉 you struggle to create depth and make your animals look 'real'
👉 your paintings look too busy from trying to add every single stroke of fur
👉 you feel lost and frustrated, unable to correct your mistakes
👉 you can't figure out how to ACTUALLY paint a black or white animal, without using black or white watercolour (which we all know is a punishable crime to the Art Police)
THE WORST PART?
Your excitement and confidence take a massive hit from all of the setbacks and uncertainty. Sitting down to create art doesn't even feel fun or relaxing anymore, and your dream of being able to paint watercolour wildlife feels impossible.
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
What if I told you there was a frustration-free way to paint the wildlife portraits of your dreams WITHOUT having to figure it all out all by yourself?
Where you can sit down and immediately start painting an animal of your choice and MAXIMISE your precious and hard-to-come-by Art Time, without having to spend any of it fluffing around deciding what to paint, finding a good reference, or creating a sketch?
BECAUSE THERE IS. And it will change your art life.
Lemme introduce you to a program that allows you to:
✨ take the guesswork (and the stresswork) out of watercolour
✨ empower you with the colour mixing skills and techniques to wiggle your way out of tricky art situations
✨ start painting IMMEDIATELY with your choice from a library of 70+ on-demand watercolour tutorials complete with photos and sketches
✨ feel supported at every step of your journey with both instructor and student help and encouragement
✨ build your skills and apply them to your OWN projects, so you can paint wildly - all on your own
Sound like a dream come true? Let's make it your reality!
MEET YOUR NEW WATERCOLOUR BFF:
🐾 CORE INCLUSIONS 🐾
Master the art of watercolour from the ground up
70+ on-demand wildlife tutorials to apply your new skills to
Connect, learn and continue to improve your skills
✨ BONUS INCLUSIONS ✨
A new full-length wildlife tutorial added every 2 weeks
Member-only space for feedback, sharing work and wins
Deep-dive into watercolour topics to refine your techniques
Stay on track and monitor your progress
Suggest and vote on tutorials 4 times per year
20% student discount in the Paint Wild Shop
HEY, I'M EMMA!
I'm the creator and instructor at Paint Wild and I'm SO EXCITED you're here!
Like you, I'm deeply obsessed with animals and watercolour... but it took me YEARS to figure out how to paint them realistically on my own. There were countless times my confidence was knocked and I wanted to throw in the towel and stick to something easier like square dancing.
But I pushed through the self-doubt and many "ugly" stages, developed a system to speed up the learning process, and now I've bundled up those hundreds of hours of figuring out things the hard way into the Paint Wild membership, so that you can paint realistic watercolour animals in a matter of HOURS... not years.
The medium and the muse have several parallels. Watercolour can also be wild, with a mind of its own. Like a dog at a house party, it can also steal the attention of a room, bring you back to the present moment, and make you ✨feel✨ something. And just like my dog who I accidentally taught to respond to 5 commands for 'speak' - watercolour can be tamed!
You've just gotta learn how.
My approach to watercolour is what sets Paint Wild apart: a simple set of supplies, consistency to skyrocket your skills, and dangerous amount of fun. I'll show you how to mix any colour from the primaries, provide regular approachable tutorials to keep you inspired and learning, and take absolutely nothing except your growth seriously.
Investing in the Academy was an easy choice to make. I love that I have access to so much amazing content and Emma breaks everything down so clearly in the classes in such a way that I was able to paint things I never imagined I could. Plus, she is super dependable and supportive. Everything you need to know about watercolour is right here.
____ Aica A
If you think you might want to start watercolor, but you are completely overwhelmed, this is the way to go! Emma breaks everything down to the very basics and has a great sense of humor as she goes. Emma made me feel like I could tackle any watercolor project I might want to do and I totally loved having so much fun while growing through this academy.
____ Susan M
If you want to learn watercolor, I would not hesitate to join the Academy. In just a few months, I can see such an improvement in my skills. Water control has always been a challenge for me, but after going through the Techniques 101 section, I had a light bulb moment. Emma explains and demonstrates what we want to see - and also what it looks like when things go sideways and how to recover. Which, as a beginner, is so key!
____ Jade K
I can't recommend Emma enough as a teacher. She is so good at breaking down the steps of each project so that what seemed impossible actually turns out to be possible. And Color Theory 101 is a fantastic beginner class to learn about mixing many colors from the three primaries.
____ Victoria W
Emma’s Academy will be the best thing you’ve ever done to learn about watercolors! Not only will you learn the very, very basics if you are just beginning, you’ll progress step by step and learn things you didn’t know you missed if you are a bit more experienced. Things you wondered about and things you never even imagined! It’s all there. It’s all carefully explained. This is as complete as it gets AND it’s not tedious. It’s FUN!
____ Karen L
PAINT WILD IS FOR YOU IF...
- You're new to watercolour and want to learn to paint animals
- You're experienced with watercolour but want to master animal portraits
- You want to work on your animal realism skills
- You want to be able to paint your own pet(s)
- You want to become a wildlife or pet portrait artist
- You want an easy-going learning experience with no judgement and lots of encouragement
- You like learning the rules (but breaking them sometimes too)
- You want continued support, encouragement and help from an instructor and a community of likeminded animal lovers
- You like having a good time while you create!
PAINT WILD IS NOT FOR YOU IF...
- You don't want to learn how to paint animals
- You don't paint with watercolour
- Your preferred painting style is loose or illustrative
- You want to take a one-off course or workshop
- You like working on really complex paintings for multiple hours, days or weeks at a time
- You enjoy strict rules and sticking to them
- You want a super serious learning experience
- You think animals are gross (how did you get here?)