Category Archives: animal portraits

Colourful cow on canvas

If you fancy seeing how I painted this cow with watercolour on canvas, I’ve done a short film: https://youtu.be/X25NZoXGXGQ     Advertisements

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Paint magazine from the SAA

Have you ever thought of joining the SAA? It used to be the Society of All Artists – encouraging people to paint and explore. They publish a magazine six times a year, have a very good online shop and do … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee!

Painting a monochrome is such a good thing to do if you haven’t painted for a while. So I often start a new term with one, but let’s be honest, it can be a little boring. So I had a … Continue reading

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Pen and wash – a quick way to loosen up

If you are struggling to loosen up your work (and there is nothing wrong with tight work), try pen and wash. The pen or ink gives you the control you crave and acts as a scaffolding to hang loose watercolour … Continue reading

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Student collage

Today was the second collage session with my students, and they did brilliantly. Some used collage to add texture, some to add pattern, some to work on top of painting and some as backgrounds. Here are a few close ups: … Continue reading

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Rainbow otter 🌈

If you fancy seeing how I painted this little otter, follow the link below:  

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Mini canvases

It’s the Reading Guild of Artist’s exhibition at the moment and I was delighted that my little otter got sold before he got hung on the wall. So, I had to paint a replacement promptly. Given I’d done a truly … Continue reading

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