Art Tutorials, Painting

Autumn Oak Leaf video and PDF tutorials

Just before I set off to West Dean College to teach a residential course on Autumn Colours, here is an oak leaf watercolour tutorial. The base colour is Nickel Azo Yellow (Daniel Smith), a beautiful golden, slightly muted yellow that is perfect for autumn foliage. Here is an affiliate link if you want to have… Continue reading Autumn Oak Leaf video and PDF tutorials

Art materials, Art Tutorials, Painting

Autumn 2020 Palette

Going on with my autumnal streak, here are twelve colours I am playing with this year. The foliage colours are not as bright as we know they can be, because the trees got too hot and too dry for a long periods of time and they're a bit stressed up as a result. Their leaves… Continue reading Autumn 2020 Palette

Art Questions, Art Tutorials, Painting

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

Art materials, News, News 2020, Painting, Reviews and Tests, YouTube Channel

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

News, News 2020, Shopping

Etsy shop – Revamped

Hello everyone, Nothing like a heatwave to motivate me to revamp my Etsy shop. The sky is so blue it hurts the eyes, the birds are snoozing in the Magnolia grandiflora, and a cloud of butterflies is grudgingly but always elegantly sharing the Lavenders with the buff-tailed bumblebees. I am sun-soaked, full of beans and… Continue reading Etsy shop – Revamped