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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

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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

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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 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