How to make and use clear watercolour ground

Watercolour ground is the magic potion which allows you to paint in watercolour on lots of things, rather than traditional paper. It’s what I use on canvas and usually, it is an opaque white absorbent gesso-like substance. Sure, it doesn’t make other surfaces quite like a beautiful rag paper, but it makes it absorbent enough …

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Can you really wash off a watercolour canvas?

Painting watercolour on canvas is really liberating. For all sorts of reasons… From the lack of framing, to the freedom to paint large, to the way the colour flows across the surface, to the way that you can correct mistakes…. But canvases are expensive if it all goes wrong. So is it true that you …

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New Facebook group

A place to share ideas, get tips, show your work, get feedback… that’s the idea of the new Facebook group I’ve set up – Watercolour on Canvas. So if you fancy joining in the conversation please come on over to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/463275440905151/. It’s meant to be a friendly and supportive group, so hope to see you …

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Paint magazine from the SAA

Have you ever thought of joining the SAA? It used to be the Society of All Artists – encouraging people to paint and explore. They publish a magazine six times a year, have a very good online shop and do workshops too. If you ever do exhibitions, their higher levels of membership include public liability …

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How useless am I?

Haven’t blogged for so long. I do apologise, but it’s not as if I’ve been doing nothing….. I have been planning and have just launched a series of workshops for 2019. So if you fancy joining me, please take a look https://www.lizchaderton.co.uk/section863001.html: I’ve also been busy writing my first book – Painting watercolours on canvas. …

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