Monthly Archives: February 2014

CPM Monthly Challenge March 2014

It’s nearly Spring, well, it’s officially the last day of Winter today so a suitably fresh and zesty challenge from Colored Pencil Magazine for the March issue challenge. Have a go and add your entry to the Colored Pencil Magazine … Continue reading

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UKCPS Open Exhibition 2014

Very pleased to say that my picture, ‘Local Colour’, has been accepted into the UKCPS Open Exhibition 2014. I am delighted – my first competition entry. Now I just have to wait for framing instructions! Good luck to anyone still … Continue reading

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The Artist & Leisure Painter Butterfly Competition

The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines have opened a competition with Jackson’s Art Supplies to win: Leather pencil case which holds up to 48 pencils Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Coloured Pencils Publication of the winning pictures in their summer editions. All you … Continue reading

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UKCPS Blog

The UKCPS has a blog over at http://ukcps.blogspot.co.uk/ which is currently run by member Alan McMahon. Following a call to the member for more volunteers, I decided to volunteer to take over the running of the blog and thankfully, even … Continue reading

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Talking Point Volume 13: Dec 2013

The UKCPS’ Talking Point issue for Dec 2013 has come out. Again, it is a well-packed issue with all things coloured pencil included. The cover art is by John Smolko, an American artist, who also has a feature dedicated to … Continue reading

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Birthday Banner

My dear friend B has asked again, this time for a banner for her son’s 18th birthday party. The remit this time was black and silver. This is what I came up with: I used Daler Rowney Ice White A1 … Continue reading

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Everyday Matters Challenges

My youngest and I have decided to do the Everyday Matters (Danny Gregory) drawing challenges this year. Yes, all 328 of them. You can find them here. So tonight, after hotfooting it over to Hobbycraft to pick up youngest a … Continue reading

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Submitted!

  Okay, so I have submitted it. I called this piece ‘Local Colour’ and it is 27 x 30cm. Things I have learned from this experience – 1. Stonehenge paper is lovely but not the best fit with the way … Continue reading

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David Livingstone Art Competition

I work in a secondary school looking after pupils who have various difficulties that make learning a struggle. Recently an art competition was launched to celebrate the 200th birthday of David Livingstone. As one our of school houses is named … Continue reading

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UKCPS 13th Open Exhibition

2 days to go and I am really cutting it fine. But I am getting there – see?!                   Notice the new comfy chair, acquired (stolen) from Mr. S.’s studio room. Hours … Continue reading

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