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Strada Easel September 2021 Challenge

I am looking forward to taking part in the Strada Easel Challenge 2021 this September.   This image is of my paintings from their Challenge in January 2021 in which over 800 artists participated. The challenge is to paint one painting each day from life in September and post it to social media with the hashtag #stradaeasel and the day it was painted, i.e. day [...]

Weeds Will Do

Usually at this time of year I am a frequent shopper in the local florist. With so many flowers to choose from to paint. Unfortunately no florists are open now so I am short of inspiration for my still life studies. Dandelions II - 8" x 10" oil on board But there are plenty of beautiful dandelions to keep me going. available here

Workshops – a few spaces available

Demo Painting from our last Peony Workshop. Delighted that the first two new dates for workshops are not fully booked. A few still available in the Peonies Workshop on Saturday 29th February and the Landscape Workshop on 21st March. If you would like to join me for a great day out go to the booking page on my website where there is lots of information [...]

5 Steps To A Successful Painting

I put this together to show everyone my five simple steps to a successful painting. Hope you find it useful. Paint the blank canvas in a base colour (this is called a ground)Paint in the lines of the rule of thirds to help your compositionDraw in roughly (with paint) your subjectBlock in colours with a large brush/knifeBuild up detail with a smaller brush/knifeCheck your painting [...]

Sunny-Side Up!

On the easel today was "Sunny-side Up". I am working from home this week and running out of props. This egg was going in the bin so I grabbed it. Using my Alla Prima pochade box as my easel, made in the USA, its a piece of art in itself, Expensive, but I absolutely love it. It is my new baby!! Click here to purchase [...]

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