Spring is always an exciting time, with the cherry blossoms and the magnolias blooming.

Part of the excitement is the Fear of Missing Out, because I know it doesn’t last long! As most of you know I mean the cherry blossoms I love to paint. They’re quickly gone… Cherry blossoms, an ephemeral symbol of renewal…  Magnolias are also quickly gone…. Don’t miss them!

I’m also very excited to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop with Maria Coryell-Martin from Arttoolkit!

This is a live workshop that will take place on Zoom. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask me questions and connect with your fellow classmates. After the workshop, we’ll provide you with a recording to review on your own time.

We’ll explore springtime blossoms with trees, greens, and simple houses for additional inspiration. Don’t worry if you’re on the other side of the world with another season—join us to play with color! All levels welcome. We’ll also mail each participant a dot card with seven of my favorite spring colors you can use for painting! So that means that if you want to join the workshop, do it as fast as you can so Maria has the time to mail you the dot card ans make sure you get it before the date of the workshop! 

But you can use all kinds of pinks of course. You don’t need to absolutely use the ones of the dot card. However, Holbein’s shell pink is so juicy you don’t want to miss it… 😉

If you want to make some light cherry blossom pink yourself: try mixing opaque white (like Chinese White) with Magenta, or Permanet rRose.

So first thing I did is preparing a new spring color pocket palette to go out sketching.

I have of course my pink palette, which some of you already know, which features all kinds of pink, but I wanted a springcolor palette with all other colors of spring I might need: some other bright colors and greens and blues…

I made a video about it you can watch below. And here are my 2 spring palettes.

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