Preview our most recent tutorials

Every two weeks there is a new tutorial for you to enjoy.

Fun, challenging and something you'll be proud to say is your painting.

Recent tutorials:

Jun 15 2020

TIGER PREVIEW

This is always a fascinating subject, the stripes have to go in both wet in wet and with expressive dry brush strokes where needed and we apply some serious colour theory to send areas into recession. This is one you’ll want on your wall…

Jun 2 2020

SALTY PREVIEW

This is one of my favourite subjects and was requested by one of our members. It’s a beautiful sea turtle. This is a really good demonstration of using calligraphic marks to create texture, using salt to make water more interesting and mixing different colours to get just the right tone. Enjoy…

May 19 2020

RHINO PREVIEW

In todays tutorial we’re painting a white rhino. This is a fascinating painting because we're only using a few colours to create the greys of the rhino itself but with using colour theory to recess parts backwards and bring areas forwards. You’ll really enjoy adding an African feel in the grasses and it compliments the colours used to create the rhino itself. Enjoy…

May 5 2020

BEAR PREVIEW

Today it’s the bear necessities that make life a little more fun. We're painting a bear, with her body deep in the water. We’re going to create some real movement and expression using lots of masking fluid and lots of colours in the bear itself then combine that with a great water effect, you’ll love this one.…

Apr 19 2020

CHICKEN PREVIEW

Today we’re painting someone close to my heart. It’s a chicken that lives here on the grounds of my studio at Kigbeare. She struts her stuff in and out of my studio at will and has a real personality. That’s something I’ve tried to capture in the tutorial, the tilt of the head and the expressive marks are a big part of this great chicken painting. Enjoy…

Apr 5 2020

JAGUAR PREVIEW

This week we're going big! It's time for one of the big cats, and this time it's a Jaguar. This gives us some really interesting challenges, making sure were not creating unnatural patterns in the spots and retaining the highlights is really important to create some bright whiskers. Enjoy..

Mar 23 2020

HARE PREVIEW

How about a hare? Here's a gorgeous hare to paint with lots of wet technique. Here we are using a coin and kitchen roll to create a moonlit sky effect. This is one you'll really enjoy.

Mar 8 2020

RUSTY PREVIEW

Ellie makes a glorious topic for our next tutorial. There’s plenty of techniques to try out here, we’re even using some salt to create texture in the painting. We use lots of dynamic and creative calligraphic strokes to create skin texture and this is a painting anyone would be proud to display on the wall. Loosen up, get ready to paint, grab your brushes and enjoy!

Feb 22 2020

ELLIE PREVIEW

Ellie makes a glorious topic for our next tutorial. There’s plenty of techniques to try out here, we’re even using some salt to create texture in the painting. We use lots of dynamic and creative calligraphic strokes to create skin texture and this is a painting anyone would be proud to display on the wall. Loosen up, get ready to paint, grab your brushes and enjoy!

Feb 8 2020

MACAW PREVIEW

Learn how to tackle the challenge of painting such a bright, colour-defined bird without it looking like separate blocks of colour ‘stuck together’! Interesting brushstrokes, getting irridescence in the eye and increasing texture without painting every feather ... this tutorial has it all.

Jan 25 2020

GIRAFFE PREVIEW

This lofty chap makes for a wonderful painting! He gives us plenty of chance to experiment with dropping different types of marks in, both wet in wet and drier, bringing him to life in a believable way, without lots of fussy detail. Keep it loose, friends! I can’t wait to see your results.

Jan 11 2020

OWL PREVIEW

With a bit of know-how and some calligraphic brushstrokes, you’ll be amazed how this wonderful little owl comes to life on the paper.  You’ll have a hoot completing him! I can’t wait to see your results.