Can’t Sleep? Paint my Sheep!!!

This is the perfect painting project for a sleepless night – a quick, easy and stress-free way of painting a sheep! You only need three colors for this painting, plus some iridescent paint or a gold pen to add a bit of embellishment if you’d like to. It’s a simple design of a stylised sheep,…

Capturing Movement and Light with Watercolor

Today we are going to try to use granulating colors in a limited palette along with a little bit of ink and iridescence to capture the essentials of some pretty dragonflies. This is a very simplified way to paint these complex creatures. For the purposes of this exercise, I have deconstructed the insects into segments…

Three Cute Cats for a Cool Card

Today’s project is a two-in-one. We’re going to practice our wet-in-wet technique, and at the same time create a cute greetings card we can use for anyone and for any occasion. It’s a simple design of three stylised cats, and I’m using the lovely A. Gallo paints to create this, on a piece of Arches…

Three Cute Wet-in-Wet Birds

Today we are practising wet-in-wet and water control and having fun at the same time! If you want to succeed with wet-in-wet you really do need a good quality paper, and there is nothing better than Arches 140lb cold press fine grain paper from France – it’s widely available online. I buy mine in sheets…

Loose Florals and Neurographic Art

Today I decided to start my painting session with another neurographic exercise. I found a different approach described on YouTube – there is so much variation out there in how to do this technique, most of which have gone a long way from the original methods, and which, to tell the truth, I find more…

Paint a Sunflower on Canvas

On our Facebook group we have a challenge running right now, with a prize at the end of May, to paint a sunflower painting every day until the end of the month. The idea is to use the sunflower as a warm-up for your painting session, and to practice skills without having to decide what…

Floral Cards to make in under ten minutes

Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these delicately painted but “oh so easy!” little cards? I know I was thrilled when I received a similar one from an online supporter who gave me permission to adapt her design into the cards I’m showing you now. For these paintings the requirements are absolutely minimal. Any…

Sunflowers and Bird Houses

Sunflowers are one of the most popular flowers for artists to paint, and they also are very popular as themes for interior decor, especially for garden rooms, conservatories and even kitchens, as the cheerful sunflower face seems to fit well into places where the sun often shines. For this painting I decided to add some…

Easy Dragonfly and Neurographic Art

I did a great warm-up before painting today. For the first time I tried an exercise in Neurographic art, and you can see this at the start of the video below. I brought my own unique twist to it, so do have a look! Try Neurographic Art to Relax and Release Your Creativity We’re all…

Chickadee on Magnolia Flowers

How to paint this simple loose Magnolia branch with a tiny Chickadee sitting in the blossoms. After a recent short holiday in Canterbury, England, I just had to paint a branch of magnolia blossoms, as they were so beautiful this spring. The Chickadee is also on holiday from the States, and asked if he could…

Let’s paint loose and splashy watercolors!

This week I’ve been focussing on loose and splashy watercolors, and trying lots of techniques for achieving a random, carefree and loose effect in various subjects – from flowers to galaxies! Here I’ve collected together the paintings I’ve done this week, with their tutorial videos on YouTube so that you can try out some of…

Hanging Baskets in Loose Watercolor

Springtime Flower Hanging Baskets in Loose Watercolor – EASY semi-abstract Painting Tutorial Hanging Baskets in Loose Watercolor: an easy semi-abstract watercolour flower-studded tutorial using a variety of watercolors, as well as getting started with paint color choice and mixing.  Painting flowers is one of the best subjects to start, but why not go for a…

Springtime Daffodils and Bumble Bees in Loose Watercolor

Loose watercolor daffodils and bumble bees for beginners: an easy semi-abstract watercolour flower-studded landscape tutorial using a variety of watercolors plus watercolor pencils, as well as getting started with paint color choice and mixing. A good way for beginners to get started with loose watercolor is to play with semi-abstract designs. No painting needs to…

How to Paint Loose Trees with Brusho

Welcome to Brusho! Join me as I explore and begin to explore how to paint with Brusho brilliant crystals to create magical effects in your landscapes – and learn to loosen up your watercolor paintings!  I was recently given a set of Brusho crystals and couldn’t wait to give them a try. I discovered quickly…

Paint a Loose Rose Bouquet

Join me as I select my special new palette for florals in 2022 and paint a beautiful rose bouquet ideal for Valentines Day. First of all a word or two about the colors I have chosen for the new Spring 2022 palette for florals. Here is a list of the actual colors and comments about…

Paint Christmas Greenery and Berries in Loose Watercolor

I use a scalpel, cotton buds and two colors to create this stunning loose watercolor painting of seasonal festive greenery for your Christmas decor. Discover my tips and tricks for creating quick and easy striking decor for your home. Join me now! Quick Easy Ivy Leaf Tutorial in Real Time  Try some of my methods…

Painting Easy Loose Blue Butterflies

Butterflies are one of the most popular subjects for watercolor painters and the reason is clear – they can let you give free rein to your imagination, and allow you to make up whatever patterns and designs you wish! A scroll through Pinterest will reveal literally hundreds of thousands of versions of butterflies! Here today…