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Drawing pears tutorial

Do you like to draw and paint pears? They are one of the subjects I have painted the most and I still keep coming back to them year after year. Mr Sandrine (as my students call him) has even written this motto for me: "If in doubt, paint a pear". If I am ever in… Continue reading Drawing pears tutorial

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Viola botanical painting tutorial

Hello, This is Monday, shall we start the week with a painting tutorial? I posted the drawing tutorial of this little Viola a couple of weeks ago. The original flower died on me (they always do, I am not fast enough...) but fortunately there were plenty of them in the pot, well-protected in the porch.… Continue reading Viola botanical painting tutorial

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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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Red Poppy downloadable tutorial

Good Monday everyone! The Red Poppy tutorial has landed in my Etsy shop. Please click here for a link. As usual my Patreon subscribers can download it for free on my Patreon site (click here): it is already there waiting for you! It will stay there for the next two weeks so if you are… Continue reading Red Poppy downloadable 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