BOTANICAL ART FREE TUTORIAL LIBRARY

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These free tutorials are a basic introduction to some of the techniques important to botanical and natural history watercolour art.

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Tutorial #1
A simple way to stretch watercolour paper

Here I show you my simple way to stretch watercolour paper. I do this process prior to every painting I do.

Tutorial #2
How to apply a 'Tea Wash'

This is a brief look at a watercolour technique called a 'Tea Wash'. Here I am preparing to paint three Australian Eucalyptus leaves. This technique marks the beginning of most watercolour botanical art pieces.

Tutorial #3
'Gumleaf in Detail' (Continued from Tea Wash)

Here is the second part of my tutorial on Australian gum leaves. Here I show you how to get the detail into your leaf.

Tutorial #4
Dry Brushing

Here I am demonstrating my technique for dry brushing on an Australian Eucalypt - Silver Princess. I show you the way I capture the white chalky appearance of the bark.