Hi everyone, Have you ever tried painting a pattern on a petal? It can be tricky... If painted too wet, it spreads too much and the pattern disappears, melting into a blotchy mess of colours (which actually sounds rather nice...). If painted too dry, it stands out too much and looks like it's painted on… Continue reading Painting pattern on a petal
Hi everyone, Hampshire Open Studios is in full swing! I know so many of you are an ocean (or two) away so I filmed a virtual tour for you... The public opening is now over but I am still receiving visitors by appointment until the end of the event. If you wish to pop in… Continue reading Open Studio 2022 – Virtual tour
Hi everyone, I have made a second video tutorial for Fabriano, this time painting a pear. I thought perhaps you didn't all find it on the Fabriano YouTube channel, so here is a video showing the project and containing a link to the full tutorial. https://youtu.be/SPIsiL7_q2s Happy Painting!
Hello everyone, I received a mysterious parcel a few days ago, with a big Search Press label on it… My book isn't due to be published until the end of July, so I didn't know what the parcel was. It was an advanced copy! So after just over two years of intense work and a… Continue reading A peek inside my new book
It's tulip time in the garden and I have in my sight the beautiful Tulipa 'Ballerina', a bright orange lily-flowered tulip that glows in the early spring sun. Its waxy tepals show an array of orange variations, from the undertones of green bias yellow to the red bias orange of the central veins on the… Continue reading 108 orange mix variations for flower painters and botanical artists