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…



We’re all going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

I have a personal rule, which is I don't paint animals I have not encountered - generally cows, pigs and...

by Liz07/03/2013 2 Comments
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Lady Impey’s bird paintings

Our first trip to the Ashmolean in Oxford today uncovered an unexpected treasure. We anticipated ceramics, Roman coins, statues and...

by Liz21/02/2013 No Comments
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Step by step – great crested grebes in watercolour

A few days ago, I painted a pair of grebes and was really pleased with them. Foolishly, I decided to...

by Liz11/02/2013 2 Comments
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Primroses – a hint of spring

Every year I paint primroses in spring to mark the start of another year. It is too early of course...

by Liz17/01/2013 No Comments
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Peawack soup – lest we forget

It's 2nd January and back to work. Belts need to be tightened post-Christmas (financially, at least. Real belts have been...

by Liz02/01/2013 2 Comments
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Before and after

This year I have mostly been paintin' dogs.... I seem to have ended up painting a fair few much loved pooches...

by Liz24/12/2012 No Comments
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Owl in watercolour

First of all if you like owls go to this blog: Wow! My owls is a bit different, but I...

by Liz10/12/2012 No Comments
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Cropping a picture

I am a great believer in a painting not being sacred. If, after you have finished, I think a bit...

by Liz07/12/2012 No Comments
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Demonstration – my first!

I was invited into an art class today to show how I paint. Apart from the obvious question of 'Why...

by Liz06/12/2012 No Comments
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