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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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Dark Purple Clematis Tutorial

Summer might not be at its best here in the UK so far this year, but the summer flowers don't seem to mind too much. They are all flourishing and looking very decorative in the garden at the moment. I love painting purple flowers, especially the dark, velvety, luscious ones... This Clematis, which I started… Continue reading Dark Purple Clematis Tutorial

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12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

Hello! I hope everyone is having a lovely week-end. The weather is dull and coldish here, so I am spending my week-end working away and I'll take a day off when the sun is shining... I just uploaded a video on YouTube about painting yellow flowers. I know they can be troublesome but there are… Continue reading 12 tips to paint luminous, fresh and natural yellow flowers

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Botanical art tutorial: pink and yellow rose petal

Hello everyone, There is a new tutorial in town! We are in full rose season and I couldn't resist painting a petal of this fascinating pink and yellow beauty. This is a really good subject to practice a different kind of colour-mixing, using layering of pure colours to mix by transparency rather than in the… Continue reading Botanical art tutorial: pink and yellow rose petal

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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