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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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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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New subjects

I’ve been asked how I come up with ideas and concepts for paintings, so I thought I would share my process. Though for me it is usually an animal subject, the same goes for landscape, portrait, still life…. So by … Continue reading

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Using a tinted or toned ground

It is usual in watercolour to work on white – it lets the transparent colours sing, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t use a coloured paper. If that was good enough for Turner, who are we to argue? … Continue reading

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Skies and clouds in watercolour

Skies, or should we really say clouds, are rather addictive in watercolour! They can add drama, or be a soft backdrop to your landscape. Here are a few of my top tips: Take care not to make clear blue skies … Continue reading

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Glazing

When I said we would do glazing today a look of terror passed across the collective class’ face. But glazing is just a layer of thin colour that goes over the top of whatever you have already painted, and because … Continue reading

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Whites and lights in watercolour

So today I did a class and the focus was on whites and lights in watercolour. Flashes of white really add a sparkle to your watercolour painting, but of course we don’t have white paint at our disposal being a … Continue reading

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