Most Recent Lessons

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Ightham Mote

In this lesson you will paint the beautiful National Trust manor house, Ightham Mote. You will learn how to use the wet onto dry technique to build up values and details without blending colour on the paper.

Cezanne

In this lesson you will learn how Cezanne used colour to create perspective. You will also discover how he used layered brush marks to create a range of values and shapes within the landscape. This will certainly make you think about how you apply every brush stroke!

Shells

In this lesson you will learn how to create form (the illusion of three dimensions). You will also practice mixing realistic colour and learn how to add a range of values (light & dark) along with detail to create a realistic shell.

Landscape Skies

In this lesson you will learn how to paint three different types of sky to us within a landscape painting. You will use lifting out to create clouds in a summer sky. You will create a stormy sky mixing colour on the paper, layering, lifting and backruns. You will also create a sunset sky by blending colour washes.

Giraffe

In this lesson you will learn how to create form (an illusion of a 3 dimensional object) by layering a range of values. You will also learn how to use a range of techniques to recreate fur and hair.

Techniques Lesson

In this lesson you will have a chance to play with watercolour and discover what it can do. There are a number of short exercises for you to practice including: Washes, mark-making, mixing colour and Special effects. Great for beginners!

Heron

In this lesson you will create a simplified painting of a heron using a range of techniques. You will use masking fluid as a resist, along with wet into wet to create soft plummage and wet on dry to add fine details and texture.

Poppy Seed Heads

In this lesson you will learn how to create a loose interpretation of poppy seed heads. You will learn how to mix colour on the paper, and how to create texture using both backruns and dry brush. You will also develop your mark-making skills, using pen onto wet and dry, plus how to create movement using spattering.

Floral Abstract

In this lesson you will learn how to glaze one colour over another to produce new colours. How to paint positive shapes using blended or flat colour and how to use negative space to define shapes.

Lily Illustration

In this lesson you will create a range of values (light to dark) using paint and develop an understanding of how to create matching tones using pencil shading. This will help you to really see and recreate painted values in your work ~ thus giving your paintings more depth and realism.

Bandstand

In this lesson you will work wet into wet to create the soft, muted foliage of distant trees and sponged, layered foliage to create the foreground trees and leaf litter, in this beautiful autumnal landscape.

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