Category Archives: step by step

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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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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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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