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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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Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelle Art Competition

I mentioned briefly in my review of Caran D’Ache’s new Museum Aquarelle coloured pencils that Caran D’Ache are holding an art competition. To enter you must purchase the entry pack which basically is the 6 pencils (2 of each primary) … Continue reading

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Caran D’Ache Musuem Aquarelle

Caran D’Ache have recently released new coloured pencils – Museum Aquarelle. They come in 76 colours though only the full range is available in singles. Currently, the collections available are 12 Basics, 20 Marine and 20 Landscape. I bought the … Continue reading

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Oil Be Damned

I know that it has been a long time between paintings from me but I do have one completed that I can’t share till the 19th of May – all will be explained then, and I do have one in … Continue reading

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Granny’s Shoulder

I have long put off attempting a portrait or even skin itself but I thought I should bite the bullet and have a go. I picked a lovely photo of my nephew, being held on the shoulder by his granny. … Continue reading

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Caran D’Ache Full Blender

The latest Artist & Illustrators magazine had a small advert for a new blender from Caran D’Ache – the Full Blender. I love Caran D’Ache materials and I am also looking for the perfect blender so I hunted it down … Continue reading

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Teeny’s Cottage

For nearly 17 years, I have been going up to the Isle of Skye and for the last 7 visits, we have stayed at Teeny’s Cottage. The owners, Denis and Rose, are the most wonderful hosts and the cottage itself … Continue reading

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Peacock on Prunus

It is good practice as an artist to take your own reference photographs. Even if you are not great with a camera, it’s best to try. You control what you take, you own the photo, you get exactly what you … Continue reading

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Skye

Not the Isle – our other cat. Like any good parent, I have no favourite when it comes to our pets, (Ripley – the Royal Python without a doubt), and as I painted Fletch, I had to paint Skye too. … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard

Back in January of this year, I attempted to paint a snow leopard. This was taken from a tutorial given by Christina Langman on her website www.bigcatart.com. Christina shows you the 3-step process of colour, blend/burnish, then detail to complete … Continue reading

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