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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 layered portraits (see https://lizintheshed.wordpress.com/2019/11/21/portrait-in-layers/ for example), working over a purple underpainting or grisaille. But, I am finding it too controlled and I like a bit more sponteneity. Then I saw Ale’s work, and it really …

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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 protect the surface. I like to use this on my Watercolour canvases. While you can use a spray or brush varnish, an interesting alternative is Dorland’s wax. It comes in two sizes (4 or 16 …

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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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