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Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

Are you struggling with your green mixes? Here is a simple trick to get a range of greens from a single tube, adding only three primary colours that will already be in your painting, reducing the risk of mixing muddy colours. If you are using my Harmonic Shadows method, you already have one of each… Continue reading Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

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Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial

Roses have been spectacular this summer and most of mine are now in their second wave of flowering. In one of my beds I have this wonderful small crimson rose bush, which flowers until the first frosts and beyond. I don't know its name as it is very old and lived in the garden before… Continue reading Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial

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Surprising colour mix for painting soft pink roses

Are you having trouble with your delicate rose mixes? This should help... The reason I called this mix "surprising" is that it is not the most obvious choice for a pink rose mix. In order to get the softness of a garden rose, the colour I add to my pure bright pink pigment is... green.… Continue reading Surprising colour mix for painting soft pink roses

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New video – Purple Tulip tutorial full throttle

New video alert! This one is the purple tulip tutorial, but approached slightly differently from my previous tutorial videos. I am not talking (well, not much) and the painting speed is multiplied by 2000. You can see the whole painting being done in under 3 minutes. I have also started posting the same tutorial but… Continue reading New video – Purple Tulip tutorial full throttle

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What does “hue” mean in a paint name?

This is a question I get a lot when I teach. The true definition of hue is colour. In a paint name, it means that it is the colour of that particular pigment, but it is achieved by using another pigment of similar hue. This can be because the original pigment is obsolete and needs… Continue reading What does “hue” mean in a paint name?