Friday 24 May 2024

red poppies in watercolour

Painting poppies in watercolour - step by step tutorial


All along the roadsides at the moment are so many spring wild flowers. Every year, it's the red poppies that especially bring joy. So the other day I stopped and took a number of photos. I particularly liked the ones with the fences in them, because it felt interesting to combine a hard manmade element to compliment the freedom of the flowers.

Full step by step tutorial on Patreon and Renee's Studio.

Happy painting!

Thursday 2 May 2024

lavender meadow in watercolour


Lavender meadow in watercolour - video tutorial

In just over a month I'll be heading to France to guide a 10 day retreat and one of the things we hope to paint will be fields of lavender :-) There's something so evocative about painting lavender in France. It feels like a must do for any painter visiting the southern regions in summer.

I didn't want you to miss out, so in this lesson we can paint a meadow of lavender together. And in a lovely loose style. We start with a very wet-in-wet background for the whole scene - painting the sky through to the foreground in one go. It's an exciting way to paint! Then, when this is dry, we add a few details on top.

Full tutorial on Patreon and Renee's Studio

Happy painting!

Friday 26 April 2024

snowdrops in watercolour


Snowdrops - watercolour painting

A very iconic symbol of the first signs of spring - snowdrops! They're so delicate and pure and super lovely to paint.

In this lesson we also play with creating a bokeh effect - those circle highlights that create some interest in our soft green background. These are wonderfully addictive to create and I dare you not to do too many and overdo it ;-)

Find the full video tutorial on Patreon and Renee's Studio.

Happy painting!