Art courses, Live streams, News, News 2021

Online classes July 2021

Hello everyone, I am in full teaching mode after a lovely day teaching on the island and an inspiring few days running a course at West Dean College. The gardens there are truly glorious at the moment... Always so inspirational to walk under the pergola, explore the orchards and enjoy the serene beauty of the… Continue reading Online classes July 2021

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Top Tips: 3 tips to add depth to your paintings

Do you sometimes feel like your paintings look a little bit flat? Here are 3 simple things you can do to add more depth... 1- Grey haze As things get further away from us, they get greyer. This is because the atmosphere gets in the way. Mostly because of little droplets of water, it gives… Continue reading Top Tips: 3 tips to add depth to your paintings

Art Tutorials, Painting

Designing a Christmas card

While the rules of composition apply to card design, composition and design are two different things. When composing a painting, the artist has to take into account depth and perspective, the mood they want to convey, the size and orientation of the picture as well as the mount’s placement. If illustrating for a book, practical… Continue reading Designing a Christmas card