watercolor

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 to experiment and try them out? Could you find out what pigments are in them and instead of getting to know them over time you could see if you are compatible right from the beginning. …

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Masterclass – free on YouTube 12 July – plus discount for online courses

Why not join me on Monday 12 July at 2pm BST for an hour or so live on YouTube to learn about different watercolour techniques and how to put them together to capture a horse portrait? This is my first YouTube live, so it would be great if you fancied joining me… Starting at 2pm …

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Providing a diversion – beginners’ watercolour course

Here we are in the middle of the third lockdown (if you are in England – different in Scotland and Wales) and it’s a toughie. The first we had the gorgeous spring weather, the second we had Christmas to look forward to, but this one is grey and cold and damp. Well, I need to …

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New online courses and book available

I set myself a New Year’s resolution to launch my own online courses….for all those people who couldn’t come to workshops. Scroll forward and COVID happened. It made online courses even more necessary, but gave me less time to develop them. Too much fire fighting! Scroll forward and finally I have done it! To coincide …

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Online masterclass 23 July 2020

On Thursday I did something new…. an online class with over 200 people. Shopkeeparty.com run free sessions twice a week, so I did I did one all about painting animal eyes in watercolour. It was not without drama. Having done the tech test on Weds, I woke up to find that the telephone wire which …

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Exercises to stretch your portrait drawing muscles

I’ve been busy writing a series of articles for The Leisure Painter about watercolour portraits. After all if I can paint a cow I can paint a person. Right? The challenge is to train your hand to do what your eye wants and secondly, to learn to believe what you see. We all have so …

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