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Into the Depths

I don’t usually paint abstract pictures as quite frankly I don’t “get” them. However, I was sent a copy of a photograph of the Trummelbach in Switzerland which is basically a corkscrew run off for the melt water (I think!). With a small section of the photograph in front of me this is what I …

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Pastel Workshop – Letchworth Settlement

Degas Poster

I’m excited to tell you that I have recently been accepted as an art tutor for Letchworth Settlement, an adult education centre in Letchworth. The first bit of tutoring that I’m going to be doing for them is an all day Pastel Workshop – Chalk Pastels in the Style of Degas. There are some details …

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Trees Through the Seasons – Winter

This is my final video post in this series. This time it’s a winter tree with a hint of dead leaves on the branches. The colours used in this video are Burnt Umber, Ultramarine and a small amount of Quinacridone Gold for the grass at the base of the tree. If you want to make …

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Trees Through the Seasons – Autumn

Here’s the third video in my series Trees Through the Seasons – this time I’m showing you how to paint an autumn tree using four colours:- Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine and Burnt Umber. As always, I’d love to hear your comments and ideas for new videos – you know what to do, click on …

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Finishing a Painting

Over the Christmas break I decided to have another go with my new toy – water mixable oils. While you don’t need to use smelly turpentine the paints still do have that “oily” smell about them. I finished my picture of Over Owler Tor and because it’s oil I’ve had to leave it for a …

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Trees Through the Seasons – Summer

Here’s the second video in my series Trees Through the Seasons – this time I’m showing you how to paint a summer tree using three colours:- Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine and Burnt Umber. As always, I’m keen to hear your comments and ideas for new videos – you know what to do, click on the link …

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Trees Through the Seasons

A little later than expected here’s the first in my series of Trees Through the Seasons – Spring. The idea of these videos is to show you how the same tree looks throughout the year with a view to putting it in a seasonal painting. Beware!!!! this is an “Anne Tree” and not a real …

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New Classes Schedule Published

We have spent a happy couple of hours sorting out the teaching website www.theartbox.co.uk so that our new schedule which starts in January 2016 could be published. I sent emails round to everyone who comes along to the classes and others who had asked for the information letting them know the new subjects at about …

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