June 2021

How to paint Hens and wildflowers – easy beginners botanical art tutorial in watercolour

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 […]

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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

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Sunflower

I started an exploration of black watercolour paper and gouache today. You can buy really nice black paper by Stonehenge from Jackson’s Art.

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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

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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

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