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New Book!

After months of waiting, it is published! Painting Watercolours on Canvas is live. Now available online, direct from the publisher, or in all good book shops…. …..or even to download onto your Kindle. It all started back in March 2018, … 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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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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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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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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