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Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2020- Special offers in my shop

It is this time of year, end of summer, or winter depending on where you are... Open Studios is upon us! Of course this year it is a bit different... Visits are only by appointment to avoid too many people colliding in the studio, there is a bottle of very nicely scented lavender sanitiser at… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2020- Special offers in my shop

News, News 2020, Shopping

Etsy shop – Revamped

Hello everyone, Nothing like a heatwave to motivate me to revamp my Etsy shop. The sky is so blue it hurts the eyes, the birds are snoozing in the Magnolia grandiflora, and a cloud of butterflies is grudgingly but always elegantly sharing the Lavenders with the buff-tailed bumblebees. I am sun-soaked, full of beans and… Continue reading Etsy shop – Revamped

Art Tutorials, News 2020

New PDF tutorial – Purple tulip

I'm trying to keep you busy... I listed a new PDF tutorial in my Etsy shop, part of the Colours of Nature PDF collection. This is tutorial number 4, TUT04. (click here to get there) There will be a speeded up video to go with the tutorial on my YouTube channel, which will take a… Continue reading New PDF tutorial – Purple tulip

Art Questions, Art Tutorials, News 2019, Painting

The best synthetics brushes

When I started painting, there was no comparison between sable and synthetic brushes. The sables were much higher quality. There was also this idea going around that you were not a proper artist if you didn’t have the most expensive sables in your toolkit. This view is now obsolete, but myths are hard to kill…… Continue reading The best synthetics brushes