Using substandard watercolour paper, is one of the main reasons watercolour beginners give up before they have really started. In a previous blog post, I cover the importance of understanding the nature of transparent paints. I also mention how beginners … Continue reading Watercolour Paper – Starting Out – Watercolour
Starting an art society is a wonderful way to bring together individuals who share a passion for art and to create a supportive and collaborative community that can help members to grow and develop their skills. Having experience in running … Continue reading Art Society Start Up – Things to consider
So far I have been using a selection of traditional and digital media to create illustrations for surface patterns, and traditional materials for my paintings. Initially, for my patterns, I created my assets using watercolours and inks which I scanned … Continue reading Digital Media – Art Prints
Looking for campervan gift ideas this Christmas? Each year I try to add some more stocking filler ideas into my online store and this year I’m excited to have some new campervan gift products to add to the mix. For … Continue reading Campervan Gifts
Does the name Spirit of Ecstasy, mean anything to you? How well do you know your classic cars? If you know anything about the various models of Rolls Royce, you will immediately know what is missing from my painting. And … Continue reading Lost Spirit Of Ecstasy
Many beginners start their watercolour painting and drawing hobby, without knowing the attributes of the paint and how best to make use of the medium. I sometimes teach watercolour painting at beginner level, and find that most are eager to … Continue reading Watercolour – Starting Out – Watercolour Painting
At the outset, creating personalised gifts for children was not what I had intended. But sometimes your best efforts are achieved when you least expect it and come in very useful. Reasons for getting creative Are there times when you … Continue reading Personalised Gifts – Ideas for Kids
Exploring new art materials I have found a perfect partner to create lovely loose designs for fabrics – Alcohol Ink. I know that many artists have already discovered this lovely medium, but this is a first for me. To be … Continue reading Alcohol Ink Art – Perfect partner for bedding?
Watercolour Art Prints In between painting larger pieces of artwork, I paint simple illustrations and create art prints and patterns with the design. Watercolour is one of my favourite mediums when painting simple designs like flowers. The colours that are … Continue reading Art Prints, Wall Art – New Design – Different Medium?
Whilst I have been painting and drawing for many years, I am reasonably new to digital art. There is quite a lot to learn, but I am a strong believer in determination rules the day and if the desire is … Continue reading Digital Art & Watercolour