Author Archives: lizintheshed

About lizintheshed

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

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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Eyes again – watercolour workshop

Thought you might like to see some of the work from a session I ran yesterday on eyes. I love how if there are 16 people in a room doing exactly the same session, you get 16 different outcomes! Didn’t … Continue reading

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Eye, eye! Eyes in watercolour

So, shall I get the awful puns out of the way now? Yes, the eyes have it. I am keeping an eye on you etc etc Seriously, watercolour is a lovely medium for capturing human or animal eyes. Its transparnecy … Continue reading

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Two tawny owls in ink and watercolour

Tawnies are lovely to paint – it’s all about those eyes! So, when I was asked to paint a pair on canvas to go live in a barn conversion, I jumped at the chance. Having discussed it with their soon-to-be … Continue reading

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