The Benefits of Tissue Paper

The Benefits of Tissue Paper

Have you ever thought of the benefits of tissue paper to add texture to your background?  I came up with the idea illustrated in the photo,  the aim being to paint a postcard in a short space of time for a craft evening.  What people didn't realise is...

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Autumn has Arrived!

Autumn has Arrived!

Hi Everyone How are you all and how are you getting on with this second lockdown? I know that the world of painting has exploded with so many people looking for activities to persue from the comfort of their own homes.  Not only that, Uncle Bob as I call him, ie...

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Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Why would someone do that you may ask?  Why not – it produces the most effective results and each medium has its individual gifts so used together create a double whammy!  Acrylics have a dynamic and wide range of colour and oils do too, but they have a...

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Taking steps……….

Taking steps……….

  Hi Everyone I hope all is well with each and every one of you as we ease ourselves out of this unusual year we have experienced. I’m writing to confirm that I am now available for classes teaching primarily from home on a one-to-one basis (as with this art...

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On the move….

On the move….

I hope each and every one of you is well.   I’m writing with a feeling of excitement – things are starting to move and although this year’s Residential was affected by recent events and didn’t take place, we now have organised the next Residential Painting...

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Molding Pastes

Molding Pastes

Molding pastes have been around for quite some time now, but not everyone knows what to do with them.  With this in mind, I've come up with the painting shown here.  It is difficult to appreciate the texture underneath the layers of brightly coloured acrylic...

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