Author Archives: lizintheshed

About lizintheshed

Watercolour artist and copywriter, living and working in the Thames Valley.

Watercolour collage

Been playing with collage as a background for watercolour and it was fun! I spent the day sketching birds at Bird World near Farnham a month or so ago. This toucan played hide and seek with me. He saw my … Continue reading

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How useless am I?

Haven’t blogged for so long. I do apologise, but it’s not as if I’ve been doing nothing….. I have been planning and have just launched a series of workshops for 2019. So if you fancy joining me, please take a … Continue reading

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Giant sparrows

I know I’ve been quiet, but I have just had three articles published in The Leisure Painter, and I’ve been running workshops etc. So sorry! I thought I would share a step by step, as I haven’t done one for … Continue reading

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Paintings from Umbria

Just a selection of paintings from my weekend in Umbria with the lovely Sara and David

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A week in Italy

How lucky was I? I got to spend a week in gorgeous Umbria, teaching watercolour to a group of motivated and lovely students. During the week we painted flowers, concentrating on the power of negative painting and fauna, looking at … Continue reading

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Too long…

Quite where time has gone, I have no idea! Sorry for the silence. For quick updates, please like my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lizchadertonartist) or Instagram/Twitter @lizintheshed. But tHe most exciting thing recently is that the first of my articles has appeared … Continue reading

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Figures in watercolour landscapes

For those of you of a certain age (and brought up in the UK), you will remember the song about Lowry ‘match stick men’. Well you have to hum it while you read this post, but instead of match stick, … Continue reading

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