Category Archives: animal portraits

Rolling down the river

In a couple of week’s time it is the Reading Guild of Artist’s annual exhibition, but in the week before the RGA is taking over the Reading Museum for half term. We have been asked to do a small piece … Continue reading

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Time lapse jackalope / horned hare / lepus cornutus

  Lepus cornutus is the Latin for the horned hare, a creature of mythology. People think that rabbits with a virus causing warty growths, were the foundation for these stories. in the 1930s enterprising taxidermists in America created Jackalopes for … Continue reading

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First workshop of 2019

“Attentive and encouraging” On Saturday, I ran the first of my 2019 workshops. It was all about pen and wash and I am delighted to say, that it went really well. I had a super group of students and the … Continue reading

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Paint India!

Oh my! Just had confirmation that the painting and photography holiday I am to tutor, is going ahead. October 2019 – amazing opportunity to wildlife spot and paint in stunning surroundings. They are offering 10% off until 28 Feb. Would … Continue reading

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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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