Art courses, Gardens, News 2023

Camellia Botanical Painting workshop at Exbury Gardens

Hi everyone, New season, new venue! To start the spring in style, I am teaching a Camellia painting day at Exbury Gardens in the New Forest. Exbury is a lovely place to spend a day, surrounded by the Camellia collection. The date is Friday 31st March 2023, the place is the lovely room adjacent to… Continue reading Camellia Botanical Painting workshop at Exbury Gardens

Art Tutorials, News 2023, YouTube Channel

Ginkgo leaves video tutorial

Hi everyone, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2023! My third video tutorial for Fabriano is out... This time we are painting three Ginkgo leaves. I have really enjoyed working with the team at Fabriano. They are really nice to work with and they also taught me a couple of technical things… Continue reading Ginkgo leaves video tutorial

Art Tutorials, Painting

Painting pattern on a petal

Hi everyone, Have you ever tried painting a pattern on a petal? It can be tricky... If painted too wet, it spreads too much and the pattern disappears, melting into a blotchy mess of colours (which actually sounds rather nice...). If painted too dry, it stands out too much and looks like it's painted on… Continue reading Painting pattern on a petal