I hope you’re all safe and well in these interesting times. I have been coasting along in a daze, wondering what time it is, what day it is, and slowly reverting back to my teenage sleep patters or stay up all night and sleep all day. fortunately, now that we can leave the house as […]
Category: workshops etc
In August I drove down to a Chorley, Lancaster, to give a demonstration. It was painting seascapes in acrylics. It was a very well behaved art group, with a fancy camera set up, and once I’d figured out were to stand so the camera wasn’t behind my head, it worked very well. There was […]
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Important things I learned in Staithes
Block in dark tones, simplify shapes and build details from there keep brush strokes lively (blending not really needed) don’t get caught up in unnecessary detail details don’t need to be precise just an impression you don’t need every colour under the sun but warm pale yellow puts the sunshine in, and cerulean blue […]
5 reasons to go on a painting holiday
I might have mentioned that I went on a painting holiday, now two weeks ago, and I thought I’d share what made me take the plunge, sign up, and hand over my hard earned cash. Meet new like minded friends. I did have the mick taken out of me for saying I’d signed up […]
En plein air with Haidee-jo Summers at Staithes
I went on a plein air painting workshop with Haidee-jo Summers in Staithes, North Yorkshire. I managed to complete five paintings and have one unfinished due to watching Haidee demonstrate and an oncoming migraine. We started off on Friday morning with tonal value paintings. Lots of squinting all around! The hard part was trying […]
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