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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 https://lizchadertonstudio.co.uk. Selling via Facebook and seeing how the new world is looking

Pen and wash class

I promised my weekly class to try and do an online lesson, and after a struggle with tech I’ve done...

by Liz23/03/2020 2 Comments
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Layered portraits

I took a very interesting class on Domestika with a superb Spanish artist called Ale Casanova. https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/949-artistic-portrait-with-watercolors I like my...

by Liz26/02/2020 No Comments
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Dodo – catch me while you can

Hello, I've been quiet as in January I decided to do the Sktchy 30 faces in 30 days challenge. Delighted...

by Liz25/02/2020 No Comments
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Portrait experiments and Sktchy

Sorry to be so quiet but I have become addicted to Sktchy App. It has a huge collection of interesting...

by Liz20/12/2019 2 Comments
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2020 workshops

I don't think I've shared my 2020 workshop schedule, have I? They are all held in Berkshire, UK and everyone...

by Liz21/11/2019 No Comments
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More layered portraits

So here is another purple underpainting, followed by yellow, red and blue. If you are interested I am running a...

by Liz21/11/2019 No Comments
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Portrait in layers

  Phew! This technique goes against every slapdash bone in my haphazard body. But I like the result. The idea...

by Liz21/11/2019 3 Comments
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Two ways of preparing a canvas for watercolour

I've made two short films about how to prepare a canvas for use with watercolour, which I hope you find...

by Liz10/10/2019 2 Comments
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More gouache resist!

In yesterday’s class we had a pile of fun with gouache resist. I did a demo of...

by Liz04/10/2019 No Comments
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