We went to the same spot again, but it was so windy we had to go down to the beach. We found a sheltered spot and decided what we wanted to paint from that area. There weren’t as many people around, but we still spent a good amount of chatting to people. We learned that […]
Guess where I’ve been on a Sunday? It was two weeks ago but I’ve been revising for an exam so painting sadly had to take a back seat. We perched on the cliff tops as we were both tired and couldn’t face the thought of hauling all our stuff up the cliff path. We pitched […]
I’ve had a couple of snow days…. and spent them being sick. So now I’m using my time figuring out how to make the right kind of greys (that I didn’t need last Sunday….) A long time ago in CassArt, when you had to go down to London because they didn’t ship, I bought myself […]
Painted this one ages ago. Even sold it to the lady up the road. I painted it from life, but the plant only had one spray of flowers, so I kept turning it around. Cubism for beginners!
I’ve been booked to do a demonstration called ‘soggy seasscapes’ on acrylics seascapes. I haven’t painted a full painting in acrylics for over ten years, since my tutor at university got me to try oils properly. Relearning how to use them is a process. Things I’d forgotten (even though I make my students use them) […]
I listen to The Savvy Painters podcast, where each week the host talks to a different artist about their work, and their area of expertise, and business practices including book recommendations. I warn you, my to read pile has gotten out of control. One such recommendation was Richard Schmidt’s Ala Prima: everything I know about […]