CHASING AUTUMN - Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals
The CHASING AUTUMN tutorial covers painting a series of 7 beautiful autumn leaves in watercolour from start to completion. Each of the leaf 7 subjects have been carefully selected to apply the specific watercolour painting exercises that were set out for you in STUDIO BASICS to a specific painting subject.
Each leaf lesson is a progressive, digestible exploration of the watercolour techniques and the botanical painting process. Each lesson increases incrementally in difficulty and complexity as we move through the course. Putting these techniques to a physical application is a fun way to break the ice of this process, and aims to demonstrate and cement the relevance of what we’ve learned so far.
It is a perfect progression from the Basics course and a wonderful chance to enjoy some fun, hands on experience... helping you to take another step forwards. CHASING AUTUMN is now available, so lets get those brushes wet and get painting!
STUDIO BASICS - Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals
This is a foundation watercolour botanical painting course jam packed with wonderful hints, tips, and insights on everything from studio environments, to materials, to important work practices to get you started in painting watercolours on the right foot...and to keep you going and growing! The course comes as a direct response to the many requests I receive to produce a basics tutorial '...a REAL Basics Tutorial!' It seeks to answer the most common questions I get asked every day and finishes with 2 levels of simple exercises, specifically designed to familiarise you with the most common water-colour techniques needed for realistic watercolors and botanicals. This comprehensive guide is the foundation for future online painting tutorials with me, and I hope there will be many.
With well over 3 hours of knowledge rich content on how to get started in this medium, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain quality insights into the beautiful world of water-colour painting, and launch you onto your own painting path successfully. Learn at your own place and pace, bookmark important places along the way and revisit whenever you like, as many times as you like... Enjoy!
COMING SOON - Magnolia Centre 'The Heart of the Matter'
With Autumn over now, its time to explore the glorious new season of Spring, and my first stop is to investigate the remarkable Magnolia Centre. The new Tutorial is called 'Magnolia Centre ~ The Heart of the Matter', and is the first in a new line of tutorials ~ The NutShell Series. I will announce more about the NutShell series soon, but The NutShell painting tutorials takes single elements within a larger subject and places it under the spotlight for an even closer look. Its the nitty-gritties! This focused approach will help us refine our techniques in specific areas of botanical art even further, and expand our knowledge and skill within the medium greatly. It also helps you to explore areas of difficulty with more clarity and depth, giving you a far more intricate sense of the pathway forwards. It is botanical painting in a Nutshell.
And so it is time to get to 'The Heart of the Matter' and explore the intricate centre of the glorious Magnolia. With so much diversity, the magnolia is a playground for botanical artists, and a perfect subject to explore on so many levels. Painting the centre is about focussing on detailed work, fine linework and of course dry brushing techniques. These techniques are so critical to the watercolour painting medium and couldn't be more essential to creating successful Botanical Art.
Complete Student MATERIALS KIT - Your one-stop shop!
The challenge of sourcing materials individually can be a huge and daunting task, (with nowhere enough 'painting time' involved for our liking) and for many of you supply to your area can be a real headache. The frustrations around this have prompted me to collaborate with Eckersley's Art Supplies to develop a one-stop materials shopping option for you, making your entire experience as easy for you as possible.
The kit offers my students all the materials needed for my tutorials. It comes at a discounted rate, and it can be shipped to you internationally as well. Of course restocking of any materials you need in time can be taken care of too... The kit is available through Eckersley's Art Supplies Online, so just follow the link for more information, and to order everything you need in one easy visit. It makes me so happy to be able to offer this to you!
The Eckersleys website doesn't itemise the kit contents at this stage (were working on it) but here is a list of whats included... Its the core of what you'll need for my online watercolour painting tutorials and for the most part, should last you a long time... So unless I do something unusual, this will cover it in one!
The kit offers my students all the materials needed for my tutorials. It comes at a discounted rate, and it can be shipped to you internationally as well. Of course restocking of any materials you need in time can be taken care of too... The kit is available through Eckersley's Art Supplies Online, so just follow the link, select the item and proceed to checkout. Its that simple!