4th August 2020 at 2:37 pm #1998
It’s a bonus tutorial day today, as I have just posted two tutorials. There’s an old archive favourite with a return of the Basil Leaf, and there’s the brand new Agapanthus Bud. Take a peek in the Project Library for the Basil, while the Project of the Month in your dashboard is the Agapanthus.
Don’t forget to get in touch if you’d like to see your work in the gallery.
Jarnie12th August 2020 at 8:13 am #2017AnonymousInactive
I’m looking for the old tutorials, will they come back ?
I love your method but I miss reference photo.
Your new website is great ?13th August 2020 at 8:41 am #2025
Some of the older step by step tutorials will be coming back, but not all of them are compatible. We are starting with the most popular as voted for by members in the Pre-Launch. Which one in particular are you looking for, and I will see what I can do. You do still get the image references, but as I tend to work from life rather than from photos, I provide scans of the finished result to help you.
13th August 2020 at 5:52 pm #2027AnonymousInactive
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Thank you very much for this answer, I am glad to know that the old tutorials will be back.
I understand about the reference photos, anyway I love your method.
I’m painting the raspberry and I’m enjoying it.13th August 2020 at 7:32 pm #2030AnonymousInactive
Hi Jarnie yes I must say I miss the reference photos of the subject we are painting.Are we supposed to be doing our own painting of the subject I have some nice photos of the wild roses do we get our own subject.13th August 2020 at 7:35 pm #2031AnonymousInactive
Hi Dominique nice to meet you14th August 2020 at 9:43 am #2032
The tutorials are to be as close to a live demonstration where I would paint from a live subject, not a photograph. I hardly ever paint purely from photos in my own practice. I know many tutors do, but I do not encourage students to paint only from photos as this can detract from the learning process of the techniques. Also, if you only get into the practice of painting using a photograph, you won’t ever be able to paint from life, which as a botanical artist would also be a bit restricting. We are not looking to achieve a photo-realistic finish.
Of course, if you get hold of a live subject, bring them into the studio to have alongside the project we paint together. In the support materials pack I do suggest for many of the projects, your own live subject if you can get it alongside my scanned reference images is great. Once you’ve had a go at the tutorial, you can then have a go at the live subject from your garden. Such as the wild roses you have. The colour palette will be much the same for pink ones.
I will however look into adding some additional reference photos for future projects.14th August 2020 at 9:45 am #2033
Oh that’s really great. Yes, the raspberry was one of my faves too. I would love to see the result when you’re finished. If you send an image to me by email, I can add it to the gallery.
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