Monthly Archives: July 2016

#worldwatercolormonth

…and so it continues…. World watercolour month (strictly without the U) is well over half way through. I am on holiday and trying to keep going. So on day 16 I did a panicky 5 minute rose after arriving in … Continue reading

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Watercolour conundrum

It may be easy to assume that with practise you will master watercolour. Nah! Think again. Yesterday I could paint and today I couldn’t. Why? Because it is watercolour’s way of stopping you getting proud – pride really does come … Continue reading

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Corgi

My 15 year old son is desperate for a dog – not any dog, he wants a Corgi. On many, many grounds we are not getting one: university in 3 years’ time – who would be looking after it? It … Continue reading

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Pheasants

I have been wanting to paint a pair of fighting pheasants on canvas for a while, but it will be quite a challenge and I keep putting it off. So, today I bit the bullet (slightly). Having been doing lots … Continue reading

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Pen and wash

I love using pen and watercolour together – either under-drawing to then add the washes, or over-drawing to help redefine if it has gone a bit too loose. I ran a workshop this weekend with a lovely group and did … Continue reading

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Fancy learning watercolours?

If you are following this blog from far away, sorry in advance as this is very local to me here in my bit of the UK. I plan to start a regular watercolour class on a Thursday afternoon.  I have … Continue reading

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World watercolor month continues!

Good grief, you would think doing a little painting each day wouldn’t be tricky, but we are on 7 July and already I’ve missed a day. Good excuse as I was hosting a fundraising event for Macmillan cancer care yesterday, … Continue reading

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