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
Online classes – April 2021
Hello! We are starting to ease the lockdown in the UK today and we have a glorious week of sunshine to celebrate! This also means great light to paint and film... I am going into a pattern of three online classes a month. One 1 hour class (art lesson related to drawing or technique/colour) +… Continue reading Online classes – April 2021
New online course dates
The weather is getting a bit warmer over here and the birds in the garden haven't failed to notice. The dawn chorus is starting to wake me up in the morning (in the most delightful way). The various birds currently inhabiting our back garden have also taken to extensive bathing all of a sudden. The… Continue reading New online course dates
New book coming up!
Hello everyone, The storm is battering the roses outside my studio window and the thunder is crashing so hard and loud that the house is shaking. This seems dramatic enough a background to announce my new book! Negotiations and presentations have been going on behind the scenes for quite a while but yesterday I received… Continue reading New book coming up!
13 top tip to get details right in botanical art
Hello everyone, I have put together 13 great tips to get the details right in your botanical paintings. From drawing advice to botany, from wet-in-wet washes to dry brush technique, these 13 tips span the whole painting process, from the moment you pick your subject to the finishing touches on the final piece of… Continue reading 13 top tip to get details right in botanical art