Art Tutorials, Painting, Pigment Spotlight, Top Tips

Surprising colour mix for painting soft pink roses

Are you having trouble with your delicate rose mixes? This should help... The reason I called this mix "surprising" is that it is not the most obvious choice for a pink rose mix. In order to get the softness of a garden rose, the colour I add to my pure bright pink pigment is... green.… Continue reading Surprising colour mix for painting soft pink roses

News 2020, Shopping

Re-usable washable botanical face masks in my Etsy shop

I was becoming concerned about the amount of single-use face masks being discarded all over the world, so I decided to have my own washable version printed. I am giving 10% of profits to Friends of the Earth to help them clear the mess left by tons of disposable masks. I suspect that not many… Continue reading Re-usable washable botanical face masks in my Etsy shop

Art Challenges, Art Tutorials, Drawing, Top Tips

Drawing Garden Roses 1: flat single rose (Rose Drawing Challenge 2020 Part 2)

First I want to thank my Patreon subscribers for sending me their drawings for the challenge. I hope that many of you my blog readers have been drawing too... I was going to publish my own three drawings in a single post/video, but the video ended up being almost one hour long... The last time… Continue reading Drawing Garden Roses 1: flat single rose (Rose Drawing Challenge 2020 Part 2)