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FEEL THE FEAR BUT DO IT ANYWAY – DO YOU?

PROCRASTINATION ‘A habitual or intentional delay of starting or finishing a task despite knowing it might have negative consequences.’        Hands up who is guilty of this.   I know I am. For instance, I must have clean surfaces, everything in its place and an...

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ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST FROM A WORKSHOP?

I can't count how many workshops I've attended over the years.  Some good, some bad and some life-changing.  Workshops play a huge part in my professional life and I would recommend everyone to invest in on-going training.   You wouldn't have much confidence in a...

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Why Having The Edge Means Having To Lose It Occasionally

Winston and Churchill  Watercolour   LOSING IT! Edges, the often forgotten attribute to a good painting. Yes, we all remember value, hue and chroma but edges don’t seem to hold the same weight when we are planning our paintings.   Edges though can separate the...

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RALLY TO THE CRY OF ‘OPEN CALL’ AND DOES SIZE MATTER?

FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES MIXED MEDIA ON YUPO PAPER 72 x 60 cms (framed)   If you have been following my ramblings (aka blogs) you might remember that I had submitted my mixed media piece a few weeks ago for the Open Call for the Exhibition, PLAY.  I had promised...

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PAINT LIKE A RICH MAN AND HOW I KEEP MY PAINT FRESH

The 3 filled syringes with 3 values of paint WHAT DO YOU DO WITH LEFTOVER PAINT? I normally subscribe to the adage ‘shortcuts make long journeys’.  However, there are some tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the last 30 years that I have found hugely helpful.   Maybe...

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LOVE YOUR BRUSHES

CLEANING BRUSHES – IT HAS TO BE DONE SO TAKE A DEEP BREATH (STEP AWAY FROM THE SOLVENT) AND JUST DO IT. There are so many different ways but look after your brushes and it will save you a lot of angst and expense in the long run. Love your brushes as you’d love your...

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