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108 orange mix variations for flower painters and botanical artists

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

Art courses, Live streams

Onlince classes – March 2022 dates

Hello, I haven't been here for a little while... I have been away in Scotland, swimming with Nessie and walking in the snow, my favourtie kind of holidays! There is going to be quite a few posts in March to make up for my absence 🙂 For a start, here are the dates for the… Continue reading Onlince classes – March 2022 dates

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Paperback edition of Colours of Nature coming out soon and free online painting class for Patreon subscribers

Hello everyone, The new edition of my first book Colours of Nature is coming out soon and I just received the advanced copy. And here comes my second unboxing video! 😀 To celebrate my book coming out in a paperback edition, I decided to have a little celebration with my Patreon subscribers. The support I… Continue reading Paperback edition of Colours of Nature coming out soon and free online painting class for Patreon subscribers

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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

Art materials, Drawing, Gardens

Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company

Here in the UK, the weather just hit the point where I can sit outside for a while without freezing to death, just in time for the Easter week-end. With the current crisis making the world much quieter, it was perfect out there. Blue sky, clean air, flowers, the birds and me. And Penelope rabbit… Continue reading Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company