Hi everyone, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2023! My third video tutorial for Fabriano is out... This time we are painting three Ginkgo leaves. I have really enjoyed working with the team at Fabriano. They are really nice to work with and they also taught me a couple of technical things… Continue reading Ginkgo leaves video tutorial
Hi everyone, Have you ever tried painting a pattern on a petal? It can be tricky... If painted too wet, it spreads too much and the pattern disappears, melting into a blotchy mess of colours (which actually sounds rather nice...). If painted too dry, it stands out too much and looks like it's painted on… Continue reading Painting pattern on a petal
Hi everyone, Hampshire Open Studios is in full swing! I know so many of you are an ocean (or two) away so I filmed a virtual tour for you... The public opening is now over but I am still receiving visitors by appointment until the end of the event. If you wish to pop in… Continue reading Open Studio 2022 – Virtual tour
Hi everyone, The first picture is on the wall, hurray!! Hampshire Artists Open Studios is starting at the end of this week... It is absolutely frantic around here right now, trying to get everything ready. As I write this, the paper cups have just been delivered, so at least if nothing else, we can have… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios
I probably did... Moonglow is a ready-made grey by Daniel Smith. I am not generally fond of ready-made greys because they are often made of a black pigment mixed with something else to soften the colour. Moonglow is different: the grey is obtained not by using a black as a base, but by mixing three… Continue reading Did I mention how much I like Daniel Smith Moonglow?