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12 tips for painting vibrant yellow flowers – Downloadable PDF in my Etsy shop (and other blackbird news)

Hi everyone, I made a PDF to go with the video I uploaded a few days ago. If you are collecting my PDF tutorials to print them and build the course folder, you might want to get this one. Please click here for the link. If you are a Patreon subscriber on the Lavender level,… Continue reading 12 tips for painting vibrant yellow flowers – Downloadable PDF in my Etsy shop (and other blackbird news)

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12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely week-end. The weather is dull and coldish here, so I am spending my week-end working away and I'll take a day off when the sun is shining... I just uploaded a video on YouTube about painting yellow flowers. I know they can be troublesome but there are… Continue reading 12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

Art courses, Live streams, News, News 2021

Online classes July 2021

Hello everyone, I am in full teaching mode after a lovely day teaching on the island and an inspiring few days running a course at West Dean College. The gardens there are truly glorious at the moment... Always so inspirational to walk under the pergola, explore the orchards and enjoy the serene beauty of the… Continue reading Online classes July 2021

Art Tutorials, News, News 2021, Painting

Botanical art tutorial: pink and yellow rose petal

Hello everyone, There is a new tutorial in town! We are in full rose season and I couldn't resist painting a petal of this fascinating pink and yellow beauty. This is a really good subject to practice a different kind of colour-mixing, using layering of pure colours to mix by transparency rather than in the… Continue reading Botanical art tutorial: pink and yellow rose petal

Art materials, News, News 2021, Pigment Spotlight, Reviews and Tests

Testing and reviewing Daniel Smith MAYAN YELLOW

Hello everyone, it's been a while! I have been working on my next book, writing articles for Artists & Illustrators Magazine, working for my Patreon site and also working on a massively exciting project with Fabriano... I love their papers, I like their ethics and the people I am in touch with at Fabriano are… Continue reading Testing and reviewing Daniel Smith MAYAN YELLOW