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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

Gouache resist

Gouache resist is a wonderful technique to achieve a painting with the air of a Lino print or wood cut....

by Liz02/10/2019 No Comments
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Gouache – use with watercolour

Gouache is an opaque form of watercolour. It is made from a pigment, binder and an inert filler. It dries...

by Liz02/10/2019 No Comments
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Putting people into your sketches

We all avoid putting people into our drawings because we ‘can’t draw people’. Well you can! The advantage of putting...

by Liz11/09/2019 No Comments
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Peacock collage watercolour

I set myself the challenge of glazing on canvas. I don’t do it much, as it is tricky on canvas....

by Liz30/08/2019 No Comments
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Using Dorland’s wax on watercolour

If you don’t want to hide your watercolour under glass and a matte, you red to find a way to...

by Liz26/08/2019 5 Comments
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Having fun on canvas

I’ve been wanting to paint pigeons for ages. Why? The moment people describe them as rats with...

by Liz11/08/2019 2 Comments
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Colourful cow on canvas

If you fancy seeing how I painted this cow with watercolour on canvas, I’ve done a short film: https://youtu.be/X25NZoXGXGQ    

by Liz21/07/2019 No Comments
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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...

by Liz21/07/2019 No Comments
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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...

by Liz26/06/2019 2 Comments
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