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  • Hosta Leaf - Preview

    Another gorgeous leaf for you to enjoy. I love Hosta plants, as do the slugs, who just pipped me to the post on the flower, or I would have followed this with a flower study to go along side. I will revisit this next season but do have a go, repeat repeat and if you have leaves of a similar variety then give it a go. Best Billy.

    Sunday August 11

  • Japanese Anemone Leaf - Preview

    I love painting leaves and tracing the veins, noticing patterns and describing the light. Often the leaves can seem terrifying but here we take it in stages. Pace your concentration and hopefully you too will love the leaves. Green is the dream, dive in and paint the verdurous surrounding us. Best Billy

    Sunday July 28

  • Magnifying Glass - Preview

    In the final part of our three-part still life composition, we are going to paint the inanimate object of a small magnifying glass. If you’ve had a go at the Christmas bauble, then this will be easy in comparison. My favourite bit about painting the magnifying glass is painting the glass itself so amazing how just a subtle change of colour can transform the circle into an object. We also deal with the cast shadows on this tutorial. Once you have completed this why not find similar subjects and create a beautiful little still life all of your own. Happy painting, x Billy

    Sunday July 14

  • Patterned Sweet Pea - Preview

    I’m always filled with such utter joy when the sweet peas really start to flourish into bloom, this beautiful patterned sweet pea was a delightful surprise when it appeared amongst a mixed seed bed. Although it appears very challenging once you switch off and get absorbed in the detail, I am convinced you will enjoy the process. Add it to your previous sweet pea studies to create a new composition or simply enjoy the flower head and perhaps send it as a handmade card to a loved one. As always, happy painting, x Billy

    Sunday June 30

  • Pheasant Feather - Preview

    Continuing a still life study I’ve decided to add a pheasant feather, the wonderful thing about painting feathers is it improves your skills in using the fine tip of your brush. I hope you agree that the colours are beautiful and that it sits very nicely next to the poppy seed head, you could replace this with a feather of your choice as you may have a real feather to work from. Happy painting, x Billy

    Sunday June 16

  • Poppy Seed Head - Preview

    Back to my found things, the poppy seed head has been a favourite of mine for many years. When fresh they have this wonderful green and lilac hue and when dried they go to this beautiful soft golden colour with speckles and little areas of bloom.

    Sunday June 02

  • Painters Block - Preview

    Painters block is so annoying, we say to ourselves yes I finally have time to myself to paint and then you spend all your time tidying the drawers of your desk rather than painting! Picking up something small and simple may be the way through, there is no pressure, no hours spent drawing, no pressure to complete, just a simple 'pick the brush and go'.

    Sunday May 19

  • Half Avocado - Preview

    Here we return to the avocado, this time we are looking inside the beautiful green flesh and the shiny avocado seed. Avocados have become extremely popular in recent times and as well as being glorious to paint they are delicious. Why not combine a study of this with the tomato, the colours will compliment as do the flavours. Happy painting, x Billy

    Sunday May 05

  • Avocado - Preview

    This black skinned avocado may seem an odd thing to paint but we follow on with a cross section and together they make a challenging and informative study. The colour mix alone is absorbing and keeping the light is your mission. If the whole study seems a step ahead of where you think your skills are, then try just a section, every dabble marks another step in your journey to confidence. Happy painting, x Billy.

    Sunday April 21

  • Painted Egg - Preview

    Happy Easter one and all, I have decided to add in something a little different this week. Long gone are the days I receive a tissue paper daffodil plastered onto a sugar paper card from my boys, alas but by indulging myself in a little Easter craft, it takes me back to jolly times with the children. Why should the fun stop? Here we are painting snow drops onto blown eggs, I have used Daniel Smith painting ground but you could use a white matt emulsion paint as an alternative for this project.

    Sunday April 07

  • Blue Hyacinth Bud - Preview

    This project is intense but not too difficult and if you have the reference enlarged you will be able to see the detail and enjoy the very subtle changes in colour throughout the bud arrangement. If you can get your hands on a flower that would be wonderful as the shape of the buds are quite unusual and not what you would expect. Happy painting!

    Monday March 25

  • Blue Hyacinth Leaves - Preview

    On this project we look at how we start to compose a study page of a plant and then how we paint the beautiful smooth, rich, green leaves of the Hyacinth. The beauty of painting something as glorious as the Hyacinth and you can watch it grow and enjoy the scent as well.

    Monday March 11

  • Strelitzia Reginae Stem & Sepal - Preview

    This week we continue with the stem and sepal of the Strelitzia flowers, dealing with all the beautiful colours it presents; make sure that you’re painting is turned so that your painting hand is comfortable, this will help you achieve long fine lines for the veining. Enjoy! Best Billy Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday February 25

  • Strelitzia Reginae Petals - Preview

    Strelitzia Reginae, Bird of paradise is so named because the flowers have the appearance of long beak birds. They are wonderfully colourful, beautifully strange and make a fantastic study for us to paint. This week’s tutorial will cover the beautiful orange petals that emerge from the top of the pointed sepal. Keep your paint colours clean and keep the sweeping to a minimum in order to maintain smooth bright luscious petals. Happiness with your brushes, Billy 😊 Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday February 11

  • Tiny Dry Rose Bud - Preview

    Continuing with our found object composition, we are adding a study of a small dried rose bud. I love these little curiosities, they offer a little painting time without the pressure. It's great to keep a supply of objects in the drawer for the winter months, obviously I apologise if you are watching this in the midst of a heatwave! A moment to study and paint, will help focus your thoughts and stave off the blues. Best Billy Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday January 28

  • Plums - Preview

    This week we paint beautiful plum fruits, I don't profess to be the best at painting bloom but I use this technique with some success, keep perfecting the edges and don't lose the contrast between light and dark. This technique works for black grapes too. Enjoy the lush of the powdery blush. Best Billy Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday January 14

  • Tiny Rose Bud - Preview

    This week we are adding a small rose bud and leaf to the beautiful pink rose study. Once you have mastered this you can add other buds and leaves to create a wonderful chintz inspired composition. Draw them out first onto tracing paper and make sure you are happy with the position before you paint them in. Paint on tip toe with a happy heart. Best Billy Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday December 31

  • Half Lemon - Preview

    It’s always great to add another dimension to a study of the fruit and the cross-section here is a great test of colour mixing. Retaining the light is important here and also allowing each little stage to dry but I hope you agree with me it makes a very nice little study next to the whole lemon. Best Billy x Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday December 17

  • Whole Lemon - Preview

    You may never choose to paint a lemon but here I break it down into nice steps. Just take it slowly and hold back on the lemon wash until you feel the preparation is strong enough. We will tackle the cut lemon in a following tutorial so be brave stay mellow and face the yellow. Together we paint. Best Billy x

    Monday December 03

  • Red Spring Onion - Preview

    This is one of those subjects that we all love to have a go at. The deep colours and lovely shine is challenging but you will be surprised at how effective my technique is for this wonderful vegetable. Enjoy!. May you brush have wings, Billy x Available to watch right now with our monthly and annual paid subscription plans. Upgrade your membership to watch this tutorial in full Other tutorials you might like:

    Monday November 19

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