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Roses Watercolour

Watercolour – Real time Roses – Beginners Watercolour Video

Most of my students that attend my weekly art classes are learning watercolour.  It is one of the most difficult mediums to learn.  I know it took me a long time before I would even […]

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It’s easy in graphite!

Have you ever tried using graphite sticks for drawing?  Well it’s great! I wanted to produce some simple graphite portraits for a local art event that I am participating in, but when thinking about the […]

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New Artwork – Wildlife in Oils

I love trying new media and subject matter, and this painting falls into both of these categories.  Whilst I tried oil paints some time ago, it was not a medium that was very practical when […]

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Coloured Pencil Podcast & Pencil Topics

Artists coloured pencils have come a long way over recent years.  Lightfastness has up until recent years always been a real problem when creating fine art with the medium, but these days with brands such […]

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New Artwork – Coloured Pencil Wildlife Art

Together is another of my white on black series of paintings using coloured pencils.  I have used the same brands of pencils as I used for both ‘Little Lottie’ & ‘Nellie’ paintings which you can see […]

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Polished Pebbles

Polished Pebbles is another piece of work that I have completed using my Icarus heated painting board.  Using wax based media on this board is wonderful.  Blending with a pure wax stick once you have built up […]

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Art Tips, Techniques & Tutorials on YouTube

At the beginning of this year I started running a small watercolour class for beginners.  Most of my students are accomplished artists in other mediums and I have known many of them for a long time. […]

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Nellie in coloured pencil

Nellie in white coloured pencil

Nellie is another piece of work using white coloured pencils on black paper. After producing my other piece of work entitled Little Lottie I wanted to explore a different subject matter which would require different methods […]

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Little Lottie in coloured pencil

Little Lottie

I’m absolutely loving creating white images at the moment, and this is a first for me in that it’s my first portrait on black paper. This is a painting of a friend’s daughter called Lottie. […]

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Icarus Painting Board & Wax Based Media

New Experimental Work In Progress The last two months have been exceptionally busy.  Participating in the local  Arts In Redditch Pop Up Gallery, and opening my studio at the same time was a little hectic […]

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