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12 tips for painting vibrant yellow flowers – Downloadable PDF in my Etsy shop (and other blackbird news)

Hi everyone, I made a PDF to go with the video I uploaded a few days ago. If you are collecting my PDF tutorials to print them and build the course folder, you might want to get this one. Please click here for the link. If you are a Patreon subscriber on the Lavender level,… Continue reading 12 tips for painting vibrant yellow flowers – Downloadable PDF in my Etsy shop (and other blackbird news)

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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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Daffodil drawing tutorial

It feels very spring like today over here, although there are still fifteen days of winter to go until the equinox and the official start of the spring season. The daffodils are really glowing in the sun, showing their best mixes of Hansa Yellow Light and Hansa Yellow Deep... A touch of Quinophthalone Yellow in… Continue reading Daffodil drawing tutorial

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Viola botanical painting tutorial

Hello, This is Monday, shall we start the week with a painting tutorial? I posted the drawing tutorial of this little Viola a couple of weeks ago. The original flower died on me (they always do, I am not fast enough...) but fortunately there were plenty of them in the pot, well-protected in the porch.… Continue reading Viola botanical painting tutorial

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Botanical Drawing tutorial – Viola/Pansy

There isn't much in the way of flowers in UK gardens at the moment (the Southern Hemisphere painters amongst you are probably doing better) but Violas and pansies there are aplenty around here... I have been working on a page of small Violas for a few years and it is time to add a couple… Continue reading Botanical Drawing tutorial – Viola/Pansy