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Glazing in watercolour

I love working wet-in-wet so much that I tend to forget about the fun of glazing. So I thought it might be worth revisiting it as a technique. Yesterday’s class rose to the challenge and produced some fab and varied … 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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Top ten drawing exercises

Yesterday was my first class of the new term and I thought brushing up on drawing skills would be a good way back in. Drawing is a muscle which needs exercising to stay strong. Anyone can learn to draw – … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

  Have you seen the work of David Lobenberg? I realised he paints people in a similar way to how I paint animals. So ’tis the season and all that, here’s a rather colourful Papa Noel. It is all about … 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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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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