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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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Watercolour conundrum

It may be easy to assume that with practise you will master watercolour. Nah! Think again. Yesterday I could paint and today I couldn’t. Why? Because it is watercolour’s way of stopping you getting proud – pride really does come … Continue reading

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Milk jugs

Last weekend I went to the Spring Fair, which is a massive buying exhibition held at the NEC Birmingham, covering gifts, greetings, home – frankly everything. I came away inspired to produce my own range of mugs, jugs and pepper … Continue reading

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Move over darling – mega cows – the finished article

It stopped raining for about five minutes today, so here is the final photo of the cows: And I couldn’t resist this picture of Mr C studiously ignoring the prickly feeling you get on the back of your neck when … Continue reading

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Finished long haired cat

So here is the finished cat from yesterday. I rather like the eyes and I’ve put a close up below. If you are painting an animal and can see both eyes, I would recommend trying to make one slightly more … Continue reading

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Cat demonstration finished (with bonus features, as they say…)

So in the harsh light of day, I look again at my cat. Rubbed out a few marks I hadn’t spotted under artificial light and gave myself a stiff talking to. ‘Don’t fiddle’ should be written across every watercolourist’s heart. … Continue reading

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