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Rose Hip Hooray
I love painting rose hips, and I love to see them in the garden too. For me rose hips play an important part not just for my autumn painting, but for the wildlife visitors we are so lucky to get. T...
Inspiration
Waking up and being inspired every day is not an ability everyone is blessed with. Well, I'm not anyway. Knowing that a source of inspiration really could come from anything, or any place certainl...
Warrior One
When Life Gives you Lemons…
...Paint Irises I think we can all say that 2020 has been one of the most challenging of years so far. It's been difficult enough to keep everything, and everyone together, let alone find the motiv...
Wild Rose
Project of the Month – July
Little Wild Rose The project for July is this beautiful revisit to one of my personal favourites. A while ago I painted The Wild Rose, a larger composition of a Dog Rose including the bloom, buds a...
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What’s New
Here's what's coming With the new look comes lots of new ideas. For the new Jarnie Godwin Art Blog I've also decided to go with a slightly new approach. More videos will give you loads more of my f...
Hello & Welcome
The Blog is Back! And I can't tell you how excited I am to be with you all again. We have a fabulous new look, and lots of new ideas for articles and posts. You can expect previews, news, behind...
Do What you Love
I recently saw an interview with a 77 year old ballerina... I know, I couldn't quite believe it either, but there she was en pointe, and loving every minute. Madame Suzelle Poole is an extraordinar...
The Wet into Damp Technique
Painting wet into damp washes This is one of the most important techniques I use for nearly all of my paintings. By applying the paint into an already damp surface, the colour pools and spreads the...
Adding Extra Details
I love adding unique little extra details to my paintings. Nibble holes, strong cast shadows, crispy edges to leaves, and even the odd raindrop have all made their way into my pieces, and I find th...
Colours & Palettes
Here's the thing, with so much colour... ...where do you start. Well, that was certainly one of the questions I asked when I first started botanical painting. And the answer was... well I didn't re...
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