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Painting Bulldogs in Watercolour

Here’s a review of what’s been going on in my studio this week including – Completion of two bulldog commissions in watercolour Painting these two gorgeous bulldogs was a real joy this week. Not that they didn’t give me a bit of trouble in places mind you! Their famous muzzles were a piece of work with all those soft folds and blended black patches to … Continue reading Painting Bulldogs in Watercolour

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The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

    Before you read any further would you like to just close your eyes and listen to the sounds of waves on a Cape Cod beach as seagulls and shorebirds call and sing in the sky. This will get you in the mood for this post which is inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod. I have recently read the cult classic for coastal … Continue reading The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

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How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

With Christmas nearly here I thought some viewers may be interested in painting a robin.   They are real characters aren’t they? They claim your back garden as their own turf and defend it feistily.   The robin song is a delight and today I found this lovely short clip of a robin singing away – it is worth a listen if only to get … Continue reading How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

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Painting Horses in Watercolour

I have had this gorgeous horse image in my image bank for months now and have been building up to painting it. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/474000880/original-watercolor-horse-painting-horse?ref=shop_home_active_1   I finally completed it and enjoyed getting the muzzle min particular to a high degree of finish – something I have never done before as I found it very hard. That was remedied in part thanks to 10 weeks spent studying … Continue reading Painting Horses in Watercolour

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Simply Sketching – Vegetables From Life

Spent a fruitful (or should that be vegful!) morning this morning sketching vegetables from life in pencil. I have a gorgeous Technalo 3B pencil by Caran d’Ache which is velvety yet delicate and gives a superb and sensitive line. As I am preparing to submit some vegetable artwork to a magazine I wanted to really get to know my way around these vegetables so I … Continue reading Simply Sketching – Vegetables From Life