Thursday 22 December 2022

let's sketch the Reial Santuari del St. Crist de Balaguer


Late afternoon light on the cathedral in Balaguer, Spain

Painting architecture in pen and watercolours does not have to be difficult. In this lesson we simplify the architecture of the beautiful cathedral in Balaguer, Catalunya and focus on the beautiful light and shadows created by late afternoon sun.

Full step-by-step tutorial with explanations on Patreon today. Join us there.

Thursday 8 December 2022

a deer in the snow


pen and watercolour fallow deer

Let's have some winter fun with a deer looking out through some falling snow. This is a quick and easy painting - a perfect introduction to painting an animal, if you've never done one before.  

If you are still painting Christmas cards, then this one could be perfect.

Full video tutorial, reference photo and drawing to trace on Patreon. SIgn up for my Patreon here.

Thursday 1 December 2022

rustic barn in an autumny Pineta Valley


Autumn in the Pineta Valley, Spanish Pyrenees. Pen & watercolour

We're back to the beautiful Pineta Valley in the Spanish Pyrenees for this autumn scene. A big stone barn nestled in a row of autumn trees, with the mountains and forest in the distance. In front are some trees that have already lost their leaves. Completing the scene are the long autumn shadows leading your eye from outside the painting right up to the barn.

Over the last few months we've been learning lots of skills for painting trees and autumn colour on Patreon. In this lesson we put many of those skills into practise.