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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2018 Here we Come!

2018 Here we Come!

Happy New Year Everyone.  I hope you have all enjoyed the recent Festivities and are now ready to see what the year ahead in 2018 holds.  We have plenty of opportunities for you to spread your wings and discover your painting ability whether it be with an...

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All things Christmas…..

I'm not sure that this is an Artist's Tip as such.....  rather, it's a reminder that Christmas time can be the perfect time to be creative artistically whether that is decorating the house, making our own cards or cooking new heart-warming...

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Christmas is on it’s way!

Christmas is on it’s way!

Christmas is on it's way and I know that many of us are starting to make preparations.  We have several lovely items on the menu in the world of painting during the cold Winter months.  Why not join us for a Painting Workshop on 9th December and snuggle in...

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