Deliciously Full

Deliciously Full

Life is deliciously full at the moment! Amongst other things,  I am pleased to announce that I will be demonstrating on a regular basis at Freshwater Bay House to those attending HF Holidays.  Such lovely people and it's great fun to be part of their holiday...

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Building up a Flower Painting in Acrylic

Building up a Flower Painting in Acrylic

There are so many ways to paint in acrylic and this is just one technique that I love to use where the magic of painting flowers  for me is to pull the petals and flower scene out of the canvas.  All the time layers are being added in or cancelled...

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The Joy of Colour

The Joy of Colour

 Colour has the ability to affect our mood.  Keeping this in mind, when painting choosing the right shade can be very important, especially if they are strong and vibrant.  Bold colours can have a surprising effect and can bring real energy to a...

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The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

Have you ever done a mood board?  I like to do one at the beginning of each year and was introduced to them by Jo Le-Rose, author of 'Discover your Full Potential' some time ago.  I did it a little differently this year however.  Having been given a...

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The Canvas does make a Difference

The Canvas does make a Difference

The canvas does make a difference.  It provides the foundation for the whole painting.  Too dry a canvas which hasn't been primed enough makes it difficult for wet-on-wet oils or acrylics to slide.  At the same time, that very foundation can also be...

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