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News 2020, Shopping

Unexpected design in the shopping area

Good sunny afternoon! If you read my blog, you all know that I love watching the antics of the birds in my garden. You probably also know that I love working wet-on-wet with watercolours. You might even have noticed that I am in love with a Daniel Smith colour called Moonglow. You might not know… Continue reading Unexpected design in the shopping area

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Red Poppy downloadable tutorial

Good Monday everyone! The Red Poppy tutorial has landed in my Etsy shop. Please click here for a link. As usual my Patreon subscribers can download it for free on my Patreon site (click here): it is already there waiting for you! It will stay there for the next two weeks so if you are… Continue reading Red Poppy downloadable tutorial

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Reds for painting poppies – Video tutorial

Layering different reds to get the right colour (This example is painted using Daniel Smith colours) Would you like to paint a poppy but you are not sure which reds to use? Then this video tutorial should help... Depending on the colour of your poppy, from bright scarlet to deep crimson, these four reds in… Continue reading Reds for painting poppies – Video tutorial

Art Tutorials, Painting

Autumn Oak Leaf video and PDF tutorials

Just before I set off to West Dean College to teach a residential course on Autumn Colours, here is an oak leaf watercolour tutorial. The base colour is Nickel Azo Yellow (Daniel Smith), a beautiful golden, slightly muted yellow that is perfect for autumn foliage. Here is an affiliate link if you want to have… Continue reading Autumn Oak Leaf video and PDF tutorials

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Autumn 2020 Palette

Going on with my autumnal streak, here are twelve colours I am playing with this year. The foliage colours are not as bright as we know they can be, because the trees got too hot and too dry for a long periods of time and they're a bit stressed up as a result. Their leaves… Continue reading Autumn 2020 Palette