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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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Mini canvases

It’s the Reading Guild of Artist’s exhibition at the moment and I was delighted that my little otter got sold before he got hung on the wall. So, I had to paint a replacement promptly. Given I’d done a truly … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Two tawny owls in ink and watercolour

Tawnies are lovely to paint – it’s all about those eyes! So, when I was asked to paint a pair on canvas to go live in a barn conversion, I jumped at the chance. Having discussed it with their soon-to-be … Continue reading

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