Painting a Street Scene in Watercolours

Representing a moving crowd – if figures are vertical they look static, if figures are slightly diagonal they look at if they are strolling …

Painting a Honey Bee in Watercolours

When painting an animal or bird, if you scale them up to a large degree, they often look “wrong”. But if a tiny insect …

Golden Eagle Mixed Media Painting

An eye usually becomes the focal point of a painting of a bird: our own eyes are literally drawn to that part of the …

A Windy Day Down at the Coast

For this exercise you will need watercolour paints, watercolour pencils and graphite pencils, as well as an eraser and all your other usual painting …

Drawing an Inspiring Tree

In the middle of a council car park outside the local polyclinic. Not really the place you would expect to see a tree of …

Painting a Cupcake

Within this exercise, there are various watercolour techniques to practice and develop. Painting a strawberry, this involves a palette from yellow, cadmium red (yellow …

Painting Peas in a Pod

This is a Good Way to practice your colour mixing skills. To mix your own greens you can use any natural pigment blue with …

Painting Lace

Painting lace is the perfect way to practice Negative Space Painting. This is not a quick process, so one that you can enjoy completing …

In the Snowy Clearing

Painting a snow scene is a good way to practice your painting skills and more importantly it is great fun. When you add a …

Painting Rust

This has to be one of my favourite subjects to paint. The amount of colours you can see in rust make it a fantastic …