News, News 2020, YouTube Channel

New name for my YouTube channel

Hello, I wanted to let you know that I have renamed my YouTube channel. So don't look for the channel Flora's Patch, it is no longer there... People were telling me that they had trouble finding my videos because Flora's Patch didn't really mean anything to them. I thought that was a fair comment. So… Continue reading New name for my YouTube channel

Art Tutorials, Painting

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

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 Tutorials, Drawing, News 2019, YouTube Channel

New video tutorial: watercolour dark rose + magazine article

By now you have probably noticed that I am obsessed with the rose 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'. I wrote a masterclass for Artists & Illustrators magazine, which is published in the forthcoming issue. I also filmed the whole process, from the drawing stage to the tone study and painting the colours wet-in-wet. I broke it… Continue reading New video tutorial: watercolour dark rose + magazine article

Art Questions, Painting, Top Tips, YouTube Channel

Transparent vs. opaque and why transparent pigments can turn into opaque paints

Hello everyone, I already wrote about the difference between transparent and opaque colours in a blog post here. This time I am taking it one step further: why do transparent pigments sometimes make opaque paints? 1- Transparent/opaque To recap the previous post, transparent pigments let the light through their layer to hit the paper and… Continue reading Transparent vs. opaque and why transparent pigments can turn into opaque paints