Monthly Archives: March 2014

Strathmore Wonders of Winter Competition

I have actually started my entry. Yes, I know. I chose a piece of grey pastel Strathmore paper as it was most like my beloved Mi-Tientes paper and I grabbed my Prismas. I am still having a love/hate relationship with … Continue reading

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CPM Monthly Challenge April 2014

The new Colored Pencil Magazine is out and as usual there is the monthly challenge. The photo is Angela Bax and as usual, you can use the reference in any way and submit it to the CPM Flickr group. Good … Continue reading

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Sennelier Soft Pastels

Sennelier is one of those names that you hear a lot when people talk about soft pastels. And I thought it would be good if I got a small box to try them and see where I lay on the … Continue reading

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Daler Rowney Soft Pastels – Grey

Shopping in Hobbycraft for my son, I spotted this dinky box on sale and snapped it up – not a huge bargain but an addict can’t fight. I didn’t expect too much but I do love Daler-Rowney papers. I was … Continue reading

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Derwent Blender Pens

Derwent recently brought out these blender pencils for coloured pencil and graphite. For just under £4 you get a thick and a thin pen – oddly, the thick pen has a white nib and the thin has a brown nib, … Continue reading

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Strathmore Wonders of Winter Competition

Due to demand, the deadline for this competition has been extended to the 6th April 2014. Just as well, as I only started my entry today. It’s nice to be doing something snowy and wintery as we didn’t get any … Continue reading

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UKCPS at Patchings

The Patchings Art Festival is on the 5th-8th June 2014 this year. The UKCPS will have a marquee there where you can meet members, watch demons, do some workshops and all-in-all have a lovely time. And there’s a competition. You … Continue reading

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Ken Bromley Cover Art Competition

Ken Bromley Art Supplies have launched the new competition for their Autumn/Winter catalogue. The closing date is the 9th of July. Head over to Ken Bromley for full details!

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David Livingstone Art Competition

Back on the 4th of February I told you about 3 of my pupils at work who had entered this art competition…well…they won. They won for the Secondary School category and on Friday we headed over to the Edinburgh City … Continue reading

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