How to Paint..an Iris – A watercolour painting tutorial and Video

With the whole of France now in 'lockdown', I find myself with a lot of studio time ahead. Painting en plein air is now off the agenda so I've decided to supplement our Painting in France YouTube channel with a series of  'How to Paint..'videos. Movement is limited to trips to supermarkets and pharmacies and [...]

Artist’s Photo – a step by step watercolour tutorial

SAA Artist's photo - You paint it. January 2020. A step by step watercolour tutorial of this shady scene I was perusing the SAA website after Christmas and I came across their 'Artist's photo - You paint it' January challenge. Every month an artist submits a photo as a reference for a SAA painting competition. [...]

Autumn in Paris: a step by step watercolour tutorial

'Autumn in Paris'. An atmospheric oil painting by Russian artist, Yuri M. Bondarenko is the subject for this step by step watercolour tutorial. I don't normally encourage students to paint from a painting as you tend to get involved with copying the style too closely. Alternatively, I suggest working on a painting using another artist's [...]

Le Pont Vieux, Beziers – a watercolour painting tutorial.

I've seen this view of Beziers many times on postcards and always thought it would make a fine painting subject. When we finally found exactly where the view was from, we climbed to a higher terrace and included the wintry plain trees which I think add to the composition. We were on an exploratory walk [...]