Art Tutorials, Painting

Painting pattern on a petal

Hi everyone, Have you ever tried painting a pattern on a petal? It can be tricky... If painted too wet, it spreads too much and the pattern disappears, melting into a blotchy mess of colours (which actually sounds rather nice...). If painted too dry, it stands out too much and looks like it's painted on… Continue reading Painting pattern on a petal

Pigment Spotlight, Reviews and Tests, Art materials, Colour

Did I mention how much I like Daniel Smith Moonglow?

I probably did... Moonglow is a ready-made grey by Daniel Smith. I am not generally fond of ready-made greys because they are often made of a black pigment mixed with something else to soften the colour. Moonglow is different: the grey is obtained not by using a black as a base, but by mixing three… Continue reading Did I mention how much I like Daniel Smith Moonglow?

Art Tutorials, Colour, News 2022, Painting, YouTube Channel

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

News, News 2022

My new book is announced and ready to pre-order

It has been a long journey and it took a long time to get here, but here we are, my new book is finished and has gone to press…It is called Botanical Watercolours through the Seasons and is published by Search Press. It will take you from early Spring to the end of Winter through… Continue reading My new book is announced and ready to pre-order