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watercolour on canvas

Can you really wash off a watercolour canvas?

Painting watercolour on canvas is really liberating. For all sorts of reasons… From the lack of framing, to the freedom to paint large, to the way the colour flows across the surface, to the way that you can correct mistakes…. But canvases are expensive if it all goes wrong. So is it true that you …

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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. You end up lifting the underlying layers, so there are tricks to get round the problem. Here’s the end piece: I collaged the background with tissue paper and pieces of Indian newspaper, before coating with …

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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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How useless am I?

Haven’t blogged for so long. I do apologise, but it’s not as if I’ve been doing nothing….. I have been planning and have just launched a series of workshops for 2019. So if you fancy joining me, please take a look https://www.lizchaderton.co.uk/section863001.html: I’ve also been busy writing my first book – Painting watercolours on canvas. …

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Watercolour on canvas – the experiments continue

Oh my goodness – so much for thinking I would blog regularly. It is now October and I last did a post in July. I will try and make up for it…. It’s not that I haven’t been painting and experimenting – simply failing to upload any images and explanations. My mega-cows sold from Henley …

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