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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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PRESSING THE SEND BUTTON – EEEK

Pressing that SEND button is ridiculously heart stopping. I mean I’m writing a blog to send but I have to curb my tendency to ‘wait until it’s perfect’. Do other artists feel like this I wonder? I’d love to hear your thoughts. This little voice is in my head saying ‘I...

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Well the third and final watercolour workshop has been wrapped up and what a result! Just take a closer look at the image here. I knew that the participants would be able after the last couple of weeks and the class was small so we had plenty of time. I think Corina's...

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I THINK I NEED TO LIE DOWN IN A DARKENED ROOM

Oh my goodness. What a day. I had a lovely class today. Everyone was relaxed and chatty but there was some lovely work being done too. The exhibition at More was taken down. It always amazes me that hanging a wall of paintings takes so long and then taking them down...

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WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP DAY 2

It's not particularly easy teaching students that may or may not have previous experience with watercolour. Last week was a case of demonstrating and guiding the room through exercises and techniques. This week we have taken off 'the training wheels' and the...

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WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP AT DIAC

My first watercolour workshop of 2019 got underway this morning. A lovely group assembled too. Some had a little experience and others were completely new to the medium. The first thing I did was to dispel some of the myths about watercolour being SO difficult. The...

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