Tutorials

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Learn to paint with Julie with step-by-step tutorial projects and videos.
May time

May time

Take a walk in late Spring. Capture the cow parsley with masking fluid techniques to reveal the bright white of the paper.
Unify the painting with an under wash of colour wet on wet and add detailing on top.

Scabious

Scabious

In this tutorial I will illustrate how to approach the flower head and bee against a diffused backdrop of foliage using both wet on wet and wet on dry techniques.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

A vibrant contrast of a bright pink rhododendron against the star shaped leaf formation.
I placed a single stem which was still in bud in a clear glass vase.
The extra small scale foliage added to the mix.

White Japonica

White Japonica

Capturing white flowers with direct brush painting.

Bring to life White Japonica with a contrasting loose foliage background using a combination of wet on wet and wet on dry techniques.

Tulip time

Tulip time

This tutorial illustrates how a photograph can inspire an individual interpretation through simplifying the composition and varying the use of colour.

I have focused on just two tulips, added leaves and changed the colour. Use the photo as a starting point and create your own composition. Add more tulips or just paint one!

Spring Heart

Spring Heart

Create a design with flowers.

Pick a selection of flowers with different shapes and sizes. I have chosen a combination of spring flowers with complementary colours. Refer to the photo for reference or select your own flowers to work from.

Bluebell Woods

Bluebell Woods

Capture the essence of a Spring woodland scene using wet on wet and wet on dry techniques.

Seven step cosmos

Seven step cosmos

In this watercolour demonstration I will show you how to capture the flowing movement of this delicate summer flower using a direct wet on dry technique.