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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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Any umbrellas?

Today’s class topic was ‘umbrellas’, so I am feeling a little guilty that I may have caused the torrential rain… oh well, I did say it could be a cocktail umbrella, a parasol or a rainy one. As a reminder, … Continue reading

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More watercolour collage…

Collage can be used to add texture rather than pattern or colour to your work, so I did this naive street scene to demonstrate a possibility. First I cut out shapes from mountboard and corrugated card and stuck them onto … Continue reading

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Watercolour collage

As you may have spotted, I love watercolour. I want to see how far you can push it as a medium, so I like to explore new ways of using it. I run a weekly class, and thought that watercolour … 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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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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