Today is the twelfth and last day of Christmas! As such today's offer is a final chance to receive a free, signed, limited edition print.
It’s a Monday the first of the year so lets make Monday’s fun. Here is a recipe that you will want to eat all the time but maybe just keep it for one small piece every Monday to make Monday’s fun.
If you are back to work or back to normal life now is the time to start painting! Remember at the start you will have both success and disappointment but you don’t sit down at a piano and play Chopin beautifully even though you have watched someone play it to you!
Today I will give you my special breakfast muffin recipe, I make these from time to time for my hubby, who, when he is running late will take two from the freezer zap them for 10 seconds in the microwave and have them for his breakfast with his take out coffee, a small saving and a taste of home baking.
Thank you for that wonderful DVD of the rose painting (Starting to Paint). I thought it was very well produced, clear to understand and very easy to listen to.... congratulations!H.R 2014
I am just fascinated by your ability to produce photographic quality paintings of plants. I'll be looking at the youtube stuff when I can. Keep on doing what you do please, your artwork is breathtaking. C.M 2014
I'm reading the vegetable book cover to cover and making many notes. Such a wealth of information! Gratefully A.H 2014
Hi Billy, Thank you for coming last Tuesday we all really enjoyed the day and gave us a huge challenge. A.H of the DGA
Yesterday I received your painting starter pack: beautiful! I can't think of a better way to start a new year, thank you! Billy A.V 2014
Hiya Billy. Paints arrived this morning. They look fabulous I can't wait to get stuck in. P V.S 4 Feb 2014
Dear Billy, Just to say how thrilled I am with everything in my order, and to thank you so much for sending them, all beautifully wrapped up. I can't wait now to get painting with them. Sincere best wishes, P. 17th Jan 2014
Hello Billy, Yesterday I received your painting starter pack: beautiful! I can't think of a better way to start a new year, thank you! Happy New Year Billy! Annemie
Thank you for the beautiful limited edition print and DVD. The print has been admired by all my friends, most of who thought initially that it was a photograph, it was so perfect. The dvd is fantastic, It is clear that you were able to spend much more time on one painting, Your ability to explain everything in full detail makes viewing it over and over again worthwhile because each time I see something that I missed. Elaine
Dear Billy Today your DVD and beautiful poppy print arrived. The print is perfect, I fell I could just pluck it off the page!!! You are so talented :-) I can't wait for a quiet time to watch your DVD. Many, many thanks. Zoe. X
"Billy – just watched the DVD and I think it is absolutely great – I thought your first one was good but this one is much better in all sorts of ways. The camera positioning is much more helpful and also being longer it gives significantly more insight into the process. Of course the finished painting is gorgeous and should inspire people to get stuck in. I think it will be a real success, and I will definitely be recommending it to friends." Adrienne
Dear Billy, I would like to thank you for a good day last Tuesday, I thoroughly enjoyed my day and am sure some has sunk in !!. Thank you for your help and interest I hope to come again.B.E
Dear Billy,I am so enjoying your instruction and am finally able to understand some of the terms as far as watercolor painting which I had read in some of my "how to" books. I am also gaining some valuable insight into the technique of "highlighting."I truly appreciate your promptness in sending out the order. I plan to watch the dvd's again and again.C.T
I have had a play with the brushes though and they are beautiful to work with. Thank you once again for your inspiration and knowledge from your books and DVD it is greatly appreciated.T.R
Dear Billy, Thank you sooooooo much for this morning, I had a wonderful time. I feel better than I have for months, back with the enthusiasm that I might be able to learn to paint after all. You are a very good teacher.S.A
Dear Billy, I love your brushes - the paint held goes on for ever and the point is perfect for fine work and the length is great as one can still see what one is doing!! The handle is comfortable too J.R
Hi Billy, Just wanted to thank you for a fantastic day at the Garden House in April 2013. Once again I feel truly inspired by your encouragement and patience. There was such a lovely atmosphere in the class. K.R
Thank you so much, I'll just keep practicing, cannot wait for your next book, hurry up please, I'm very impatient lol.F.C
Dear Billy, Thanks for sharing your skills and passion in painting.D.T
Dear Billy, Just thought I would let you know that I love using your brushes.J.R
Hi Billy, thank you so much for such a lovely two days, I really enjoyed the workshop felt I have learned a lot, can't wait to get home put it in to practice. Looking forward to painting leaf in your style looks so soft and real. Many thanks again, till I visit again, I will work with your wonderful DVD it is the best DVD I have ever seen.V.L
Dear Billy, Another lovely day with lovely people. Thank you. Home with renewed vigour, gotta get on an practice.A.A
Dear Billy, Just to say thank you for another inspirational day, I love your teaching. I had hoped the day would help me with my painting edges so was very pleased with the demos and instructions given. I now feel I have the know-how to and adjust them - a revelation which will change my attitude to painting completely
Thank you for such a truly inspiring day on Thursday! We all left feeling very enthusiastic and we are ‘released to try anything’,wonderful really! L.MT
Hello Billy, I am a great admirer of your fabulous work......have your books,dvd and just love them..........they are sooooooooooo inspiring and informative.T.R
Dear Billy, Thank you so much for a lovely time yesterday! It was absolutely fabulous to see you work and to get help from you first hand. I would love to visit your classes again.
I have the two Flower Portrait books and I must say your books are so well done and very easy to understand. The colors are brilliant. T.E
Your DVD arrived the other day and is very good thank you.I have also just received a copy of your book Fruit and Vegetable portraits. Its excellent and quite inspiring, far more so than I was expecting, I have held back on buying it as flowers are more my thing but its wonderful. Well done.J.E
Just returned home and wanted to thank you for your tremendously enjoyable and inspirational course. I did think you had wrapped the wrong paining when I opened it at home as I was really surprised at what I had achieved when I looked at it afresh. I was very nervous (no need to be I now realise) on the first day but your willingness to accept where I was starting from really helped me to relax and focus on the learning, so again, many thanks.C.
the paintings arrived today in their excellent packaging and I'm extremely pleased with them ! The camellia is breathtaking and even more vibrant than in your book. The magnolias are superb and I know exactly where they will live. Both paintings are going to give me a great deal of pleasure, thank you. E.D
Hope to see you again soon and attend more classes, I really loved them and enjoyed them a lot, you are the best teacher, ever F.B
I've been meaning to write ever since your visit to Washington. It was so nice to meet you--and soooooo helpful watching you paint.S.F