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Botanical art tutorial: conker in watercolour

Hello everyone, Well, it has been a while! I have been busy working on my book and also doing work for my Patreon site, so my website here has been feeling a little neglected... It was worth it though: my Patreon site is flourishing with lots of new subscribers coming in all the time and… Continue reading Botanical art tutorial: conker in watercolour

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Online classes dates for September and free class for my Patreon subscribers

Hi everyone, It is time to publish online classes dates for September and to announce a free online live class for my Patreon subscribers. This month we're looking at fruit, more specifically at pears. The first class is a drawing one, showing really easy ways to draw pears of different sizes and proportions and also… Continue reading Online classes dates for September and free class for my Patreon subscribers

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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

Plant of the month

Plant of the month: Ivy – September 2020

Order: Apiales Family: Araliaceae Genus: Hedera Type: Climber Propagation: Seed or cuttings Native to: Europe, Africa and Asia I expect some of you are thinking "Why on Earth would you have Ivy as Plant of The Month, when most people spend a considerable part of their gardening life trying to get rid of it?" Well, actually,… Continue reading Plant of the month: Ivy – September 2020