April 18, 2020


At the end of the Explore Shapes course, the landscape project is an ideal way to incorporate all the different techniques, processes and colours you've tried out recently.

Sketchbook Project

Create some composition drawings to plan your landscape painting. Use...

April 17, 2020


Romano peppers are beautiful, elongated peppers with unique curves, interesting lines and a beautiful shiny red silky skin. Try to get hold of some. If you have difficulty you can use a different pepper such a chilli variety, but try and keep it to elongated...

April 16, 2020


Today's project is inspired by the atmospheric work of Akira Kusaka You can see more on this Pinterest board.

This nighttime scene painting is to be done in the watercolour paper block. Have a look at the Pinterest board, you can create some drawings in your s...

April 15, 2020

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. -- Henry Miller


Grass. This ubiquitous plant is everywhere in the world and it is a wonderful example of how...

April 14, 2020


This project is about applying paint in layers using different materials and experimenting with overlapping shapes and textures. 

Materials used:

Masking fluid, Watercolour paint and White High Flow paint.


Fan, flat and triangular or dagger...

April 13, 2020

Even in the midst of the storm the sun is still shining.” -- Dayna Lovely


Today’s mini project is inspired by Alexander Calder’s wonderful simplistic bold style, in particular his jewellery and metalware.To start we will be creating simple but meaningful shape...

April 11, 2020


This week we will be looking at incorporating techniques from the week’s mini projects in the creating of a fish painting. Fish are wonderful creatures to use decoratively because of the simplistic shape of a body, eyes, mouth fins and a tail. The shape can b...

April 10, 2020

Time is the fire in which we burn -- Gene Roddenberry


Today’s project is very simple. It is about observation, drawing and improvising.

Sketchbook Project 

Take nine matchsticks and place them in rows of three on a page in your sketchbook Trace them with a penci...

April 9, 2020


A paint technique focussed project inspired by Polish embroidery. The dagger brush, round brush and dip pen will be used to create an artwork in red watercolour paint only.

Have a look at the Pinterest board for inspiration and do some drawings in your sketch...

April 8, 2020


A project about loose, bold wet on wet painting and mark making of a single large flower.

You will be using the skin of a banana as prop. Why a banana? Bananas are easier to obtain than lilies, you can use both for reference though!


In the video you wi...

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