Lizintheshed's blog

Shed working and painting

About Lizintheshed…….

2010: I write. That’s what I do.  I write in a pokey little room at the front of the house.  People drive past and wave.  I watch the tractors.  I fall over the piles of paper on the floor.  I need more space.  So I am a woman in search of a shed.

2012: I write. I paint. I live in my shed. I don’t blog – 2 years/4 posts. I will blog. It won’t be about getting a shed. It will be about words and pictures. Watch this space!

2015: I paint. I write. I blog more regularly. I tweet. I facebook. I get distracted. I am meant to be painting.

2019: I paint, I teach, I write. I Instagram, I Facebook, I tweet (occasionally). I’m not in the shed much, because I’ve take over the conservatory too – ha, ha, ha.

2020: Hmmm, global pandemic, didn’t see that coming. So back in the shed and Zooming around the world. Set-up online courses at Selling via Facebook and seeing how the new world is looking

2021: More of the same, I reckon, but I am doing lots on YouTube too… take a look at

2022: Relaunching this blog to bring ideas and tips on all things art related



Caring for your art and the 3 evils

A little care will help your art continue to delight you for years Whether your art collection consists of one...

by Liz25/04/2022 No Comments
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10 top simple tips for hanging art (because art needs to be seen)

And you thought choosing a piece of art was the difficult part! Hanging art, getting it securely onto the wall,...

by Liz23/01/2022 7 Comments
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Watercolour podcast interview – In Conversation

Here's a new experience, for the new year! The must-listen In Conversation podcast features interviews with leading artists and craftspeople...

by Liz08/01/2022 3 Comments
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Which should I use first in line and wash – ink or watercolour?

Pen and wash (or line and wash if you prefer), is a wonderful way of combining the strength of ink...

by Liz13/09/2021 No Comments
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Learn about watercolour pigments – speed date your paints – 7 things to look for

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get to know how your paints are going to behave, without just having...

by Liz15/08/2021 No Comments
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Painting realistic dew drops in watercolour – 5 different simple ways

Sometimes a little detail turns a painting from good to WOW! and adding water drops, rain drops or dew drops...

by Liz08/08/2021 No Comments
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How to paint tone and shadows in watercolour – simply and effectively

Our challenge is to represent our 3D world on 2D paper, and we do this by varying the light and...

by Liz01/08/2021 4 Comments
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The good, the bad and the ugly of watercolour paper – advice on 7 things to look for

Your watercolour paper is more important than your paints or brushes, but no one seems to mention it. It REALLY,...

by Liz25/07/2021 No Comments
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Edges in watercolour – 4 edges to take your work to the next level!

The quality and variety of your edges in watercolour make a huge difference. Getting control of your edges will take...

by Liz23/07/2021 2 Comments
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