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

Pigment Spotlight, Reviews and Tests, Art materials, Colour

Did I mention how much I like Daniel Smith Moonglow?

I probably did... Moonglow is a ready-made grey by Daniel Smith. I am not generally fond of ready-made greys because they are often made of a black pigment mixed with something else to soften the colour. Moonglow is different: the grey is obtained not by using a black as a base, but by mixing three… Continue reading Did I mention how much I like Daniel Smith Moonglow?

Art Tutorials, Colour, News 2022, Painting, YouTube Channel

108 orange mix variations for flower painters and botanical artists

It's tulip time in the garden and I have in my sight the beautiful Tulipa 'Ballerina', a bright orange lily-flowered tulip that glows in the early spring sun. Its waxy tepals show an array of orange variations, from the undertones of green bias yellow to the red bias orange of the central veins on the… Continue reading 108 orange mix variations for flower painters and botanical artists

Art Tutorials, News, News 2022, Painting

Viola video tutorial for Fabriano

Hello, A few months ago I started a project with Fabriano: they commissioned me to make a series of video tutorials, the first one being for the Big Draw Festival 2021 and the next two for their YouTube channel. I was chuffed to work with Fabriano. Their watercolour paper is the best and their company… Continue reading Viola video tutorial for Fabriano