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 materials, Drawing, Gardens

Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company

Here in the UK, the weather just hit the point where I can sit outside for a while without freezing to death, just in time for the Easter week-end. With the current crisis making the world much quieter, it was perfect out there. Blue sky, clean air, flowers, the birds and me. And Penelope rabbit… Continue reading Garden sketching kit – with a blackbird for company

Art Tutorials, Drawing, YouTube Channel

Anatomy of a tulip – Video

Here is the first video in my 2020 tulip phase. I go through one of these every year. Unfortunately this year my tulip craving will be hard to feed. The much anticipated crops of 'Black Parrot', 'Burgundy' and 'Apricot Beauty' I planted in my garden were all eaten by something unknown and mysterious, while West… Continue reading Anatomy of a tulip – Video