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12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely week-end. The weather is dull and coldish here, so I am spending my week-end working away and I'll take a day off when the sun is shining... I just uploaded a video on YouTube about painting yellow flowers. I know they can be troublesome but there are… Continue reading 12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

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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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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

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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