Today I’m painting two of my favourite hens from the garden. Mrs Grey and Mrs White are a pair of characters who have to be different. Here they are, having a chat under a tree, maybe discussing how many eggs they have laid today. I show you the sketch and how to paint the hens…
Month: June 2021
How to Paint Watercolor Birds and Elderflowers – Paint the Natural World for Beginners Tutorial
Learn how to use a natural sponge and watercolour pencils to create the illusion of foaming Elderflowers and add three cute birds to make an idyllic natural world scene.
Sketchbook Garden: Lavender Flowers and Honey Bees – How To Draw and Paint with Watercolor and Pencils
Spend a quiet moment in the garden and studio with me and a sketchbook. We’ll start with observation of the plant in its environment, then we’ll draw and paint some lavender flowers together, using several different methods. Finally we’ll use spatter and loose watercolour techniques to complete a beautiful spray of Lavender, complete with two…
How to Paint a Bumblebee in Gouache on Black Watercolor Paper
To paint this lovely bee you need two shades of yellow gouache (opaque watercolor) plus black and white gouache, some silver iridescent medium, plus a pencil and silver gel pen. Let’s get buzzy!
How to Paint a Foxglove Flower – Paint the Natural World for Beginners
Take a stroll through Woodland Grove with me! Let’s draw and paint a foxglove flower together, using the ones that grow in my garden as a model.
I started an exploration of black watercolour paper and gouache today. You can buy really nice black paper by Stonehenge from Jackson’s Art.
Seahorse in Shades of Blue
Inspired by yesterday’s dabbling in iridescent medium from Winsor and Newton I decided today to jump into blue and paint a Seahorse. There’s something to be learnt from painting in one colour only in a painting. This seahorse is bathed in a loose wet in wet mixture of cerulean, cobalt, caribbean and turquoise blues which…
Laburnum Yellow Waterfall
Yellow flowers are the happiest flowers. Yellow is such a sunny colour, bringing a lift to your mood on a dull day. Who doesn’t love the happy daffodil, the cheerful buttercup and the gorgeous yellow waterfall of the laburnum tree flowers? So today we are painting a small section of a beautiful laburnum tree in…
How to Create a Metallic Version of Any Watercolour Paint
Did you know there is actually a way that you can turn any one of your current watercolour paints into a sparkly metallic version quite easily? It’s done by adding a medium. No, not the kind who will put you in touch with the other side, but a little bottle of something special that you…