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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

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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

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Celebrating 1000 YouTube subscribers with unwrapping Daniel Smith video

Hello everyone! Two things happened simultaneously this week: my YouTube channel Flora's Patch reached 1000 subscribers and I received a box of paints from Daniel Smith to test for my next book and for some more videos and blog posts too. These two things got me pretty excited so I decided to combine them in… Continue reading Celebrating 1000 YouTube subscribers with unwrapping Daniel Smith video

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Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company

Here in the UK, the weather just hit the point where I can sit outside for a while without freezing to death, just in time for the Easter week-end. With the current crisis making the world much quieter, it was perfect out there. Blue sky, clean air, flowers, the birds and me. And Penelope rabbit… Continue reading Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company

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New in my Etsy shop: notebooks/sketchbooks/journals

Hello and happy, creative 2020! There are some new things in my Etsy shop: a series of A5 notebooks with blank pages, recycled paper and card cover, and some of my paintings on the covers. They contain 76 pages and the spines are square so they stack well and sit easily on shelves or in… Continue reading New in my Etsy shop: notebooks/sketchbooks/journals