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Technique tutorial: adding texture to leaves

Happy equinox everyone! Yesterday was the first day of autumn over here and first day of spring for those of you who live on the other side of the world. And as if the skyes themselves knew it, the temperature suddenly dropped ten degrees... This is the season when I start walking with my eyes… Continue reading Technique tutorial: adding texture to leaves

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Celebrating 1000 YouTube subscribers with unwrapping Daniel Smith video

Hello everyone! Two things happened simultaneously this week: my YouTube channel Flora's Patch reached 1000 subscribers and I received a box of paints from Daniel Smith to test for my next book and for some more videos and blog posts too. These two things got me pretty excited so I decided to combine them in… Continue reading Celebrating 1000 YouTube subscribers with unwrapping Daniel Smith video

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Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

Are you struggling with your green mixes? Here is a simple trick to get a range of greens from a single tube, adding only three primary colours that will already be in your painting, reducing the risk of mixing muddy colours. If you are using my Harmonic Shadows method, you already have one of each… Continue reading Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

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Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial

Roses have been spectacular this summer and most of mine are now in their second wave of flowering. In one of my beds I have this wonderful small crimson rose bush, which flowers until the first frosts and beyond. I don't know its name as it is very old and lived in the garden before… Continue reading Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial

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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