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Just Playing

Having a broken wrist means that you can’t carry too much equipment to your Art Society meeting. So, I just took a piece of watercolour paper, my Winsor & Newton pan set and one brush last week with a view to having a play with the paint. This was the result – I particularly like …

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Art Exhibition

If you are at a loose end over the weekend 15 to 17 July why not visit Stotfold Watermill, Mill Lane, Stotfold, Beds, SG5 4NU and have a look at the Art Exhibition that they are holding. The Mill will be open from 12:30pm to 5pm with free entry and parking. The cafe will also …

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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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It’s in the eyes!

Bit of a splashy loose painting. The best bit of it I think is the eyes. Anyone have any comments?

Spring Blossom

It’s the time of year when the trees are bursting with blossoms varying from white through to bright pink. Thought I would paint a small picture of white blossom based on some I saw the other day. What do you think?

A Host of Daffodils

I just can’t help myself whenever I see daffodils I want to paint them. Last week someone left a vase with a few daffodils in the workshop at our Art Society – I just had to paint them!  No pre drawing just straight in with the brush. What do you think?

A bit of fun!

This week at art club I fancied painting something a bit light hearted and fun. I had a photo of three hedgehogs and decided to paint them in a “loose” style with not too much detail. What do you think? The original was whisked away by my friend Ken who was much taken by it …

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On the cover of a magazine

Stevenage Magazine Cover

(With thanks to Madonna’s Vogue for this blog entry’s title!) I’ve been chosen as the featured artist for the press release for Stevenage Art Society’s Spring Exhibition. The details of the exhibition will appear in a few publications in Stevenage. My recent painting of geese entitled “Where are we going?” is on the front cover …

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Using Phthalo Blue for my background

This weeks subject for my classes is Snowdrops and over the past few weeks ideas about how to paint them have been going through my mind. At Art Club I had finished the piece I was working on and wanted something to do for a few minutes. Using a scrap piece of paper I quickly …

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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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