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Length: Full Tutorial: 168 minutes
Difficulty Level: Grade 2
Over the past few months, I have had a few requests from members to do a painting that features traditional-style English buildings.

I don’t think you can get much more traditional than a thatched country cottage, so when I saw this one in the heart of rural Suffolk, I thought immediately that it would make a great subject.

Of course, this type of subject can always be described as a bit “Chocolate Box”, but I think it’s none the worse for that, and does have some fascinating lessons along the way.

Things like how to make the thatch look authentic without over-detailing it, how to establish just the right colour for the render and careful use of shadow to describe the shapes.

I had great fun painting this one, I hope you enjoy it just as much.

Happy Painting,
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