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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

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Viola video tutorial for Fabriano

Hello, A few months ago I started a project with Fabriano: they commissioned me to make a series of video tutorials, the first one being for the Big Draw Festival 2021 and the next two for their YouTube channel. I was chuffed to work with Fabriano. Their watercolour paper is the best and their company… Continue reading Viola video tutorial for Fabriano

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Botanical art tutorial: conker in watercolour

Hello everyone, Well, it has been a while! I have been busy working on my book and also doing work for my Patreon site, so my website here has been feeling a little neglected... It was worth it though: my Patreon site is flourishing with lots of new subscribers coming in all the time and… Continue reading Botanical art tutorial: conker in watercolour

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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