Art Tutorials, Painting, Top Tips

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

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

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)

Art Tutorials, Top Tips, YouTube Channel

13 top tip to get details right in botanical art

  Hello everyone, I have put together 13 great tips to get the details right in your botanical paintings. From drawing advice to botany, from wet-in-wet washes to dry brush technique, these 13 tips span the whole painting process, from the moment you pick your subject to the finishing touches on the final piece of… Continue reading 13 top tip to get details right in botanical art

Art Questions, Pigment Spotlight, Top Tips

What does “hue” mean in a paint name?

This is a question I get a lot when I teach. The true definition of hue is colour. In a paint name, it means that it is the colour of that particular pigment, but it is achieved by using another pigment of similar hue. This can be because the original pigment is obsolete and needs… Continue reading What does “hue” mean in a paint name?