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  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Pineapple

    This weeks tutorial is nice and compact, we look into just a small section of pineapple. Each section is quite tricky but fascinating and a nice little project for your sketchbooks. We will visit the leaves and the final fruit in later tutorials. Why not grab 20 minutes and give it a go? Best wishes Billy

    Monday September 25

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Bearded Iris…

    This is part 2 of the bearded Iris study where we buildup the colour and detail, remember not to rush this part, allow every stage to dry and rest that way your paper won't get overworked. By now you will have drawn and started the study so if you feel anxious practice the next round of techniques in your sketch books before you begin. best wishes Billy

    Monday September 11

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Bearded Iris…

    This is the first part of a bearded iris, this flower portrait is quite involved and I would suggest that the first part is suitable for all levels and the second part for those who have mastered some of the dry brushing skills, if you are still coming to grips with the later addition of colour then spread the project over a few days and allow every additional glaze to thoroughly dry. Iris are one of my favourite flowers and gathering from your requests it is one of yours too. Happy painting and watercolour waiting to dry time. Best wishes Billy

    Monday August 28

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Aquilegia

    This delicate little flower was one of the first flowers that I painted in oils back at the start of my painting days. It's such a cottage garden favourite that we just had to do a tutorial. I hope you love it as much as I do.

    Monday August 14

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Red Sweet…

    This week's project is a pretty sweet pea flower to add to our sweet pea study if you wish or you could just do it as a little study on its own in your sketchbook. It will keep us in mind of the lovely summer that we did have and keep us in hope for the lovely summer we will have, happy painting! Best wishes Billy

    Monday July 31

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Rose Bud

    This weeks project is another jump into fine detail, here I will show you how to build up dramatic shadow to show off fine bright detail. We learn how to create a marbled pattern and soften it all to create a beautiful study of a rose bud over twice its natural size. Lots to do and a great idea to use as a start to your own rose bud collection. May your brush dance across the page. Best wishes Billy

    Monday July 17

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Strawberry

    Dear Fellow watercolour explorers, this weeks project is just in time for strawberries and cream while enjoying the tennis at Wimbledon. It is more advanced and requires a lightness of touch but those of you up for the challenge will relish the results.

    Sunday July 02

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Amaryllis Bud

    For this weeks tutorial we are painting a request from a student, a beautiful amaryllis bud, and can you believe I struggled to find one ready to paint! This tutorial is great practice for painting nice long thick stems, sounds easy but needs a little practice, it’s quite a complicated stem to paint. This is a great place to start in building your own composition, while the bud grew we have taken photos so we will be adding the plant in full bloom in a future tutorial, then we can complete the composition of bud and flower.

    Monday June 19

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Ornamental Cherry…

    Hello fellow watercolour venturers, this weeks tutorial is one of my favourites and just about on time, we are painting blossom and ornamental Cherry blossom.

    Monday June 05

  • Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Ornamental Cherry…

    Hello fellow watercolour venturers, this weeks tutorial is one of my favourites and just about on time, we are painting blossom and ornamental Cherry blossom.

    Monday May 22

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