My newest online botanical and watercolour painting tutorial takes an in depth look at the LOTUS, sharing another of my favourite subjects with you all. This course will explore many elements of this hugely diverse and beautiful subject and the watercolour medium, helping you to understand, simplify and grasp the painting processes needed to create a gorgeous Lotus artwork of your own. There is much yet to do, but work is well underway on this project for you now so keep an eye out on the blog post for the latest updates, progress and announcements of its release which will hopefully be around the end of July. Ill see you all in the wash soon!
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!
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!
MAGNOLIAS - Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals
With Autumn over, its time to explore the glorious new season of Spring! My next stop is to investigate the remarkable beauty of the Magnolia, such a heartwarming sight, marking an end to winter over the world.
An all time favourite subject of mine, my new Tutorial takes you step by step through the watercolour painting processes, helping you to create a beautiful magnolia botanical study of your own, and to continue building your knowledge of this medium and genre as we go. The 'Magnolias' painting tutorial is an ideal next step forward in your understanding and development in this genre and medium.
The series of magnolia relevant exercises will help break the ice, familiarise you with the subject and medium, and equip you well to move into your finished magnolia painting.
For those wanting to get deeper into the nitty gritty of this subject, Ive developed a specific 'extension section' that delves deeper into painting the magnolia centre, one of the most challenging aspects of this subject. Many times a painting is lost in the quality of our details, so here we place the spotlight on this element to help expand your knowledge and painting skills even further. This mini extension tutorial is called 'Magnolia Centre ~ The Heart of the Matter', and is the first in a new line of mini spotlight tutorials called ~ The NutShell Series... It is botanical painting in a Nutshell.
With so much diversity, the magnolia is a dreamy playground for botanical artists, and a perfect subject to explore on so many levels. Painting the Magnolia flowers explores creating texture using washes, glazes and dry brushing whilst the flower centre focusses on more detailed work using fine line work, 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 across the board.
So welcome to the next online tutorial 'Paint Realistic Watercolor and Botanicals - MAGNOLIAS' I look forward to seeing you in the wash!
Complete Student MATERIALS KIT - Your one-stop shop!
PLEASE NOTE - The paper I work with has been out of stock for some time. This kit link will be renewed once we are able to renew our stock. In the meantime, I am working on producing my OWN range of materials to help alleviate some of the supply issues weve been enduring in recent times. Working on it. Working on it! Thanks all
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!