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
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
Update – 30/8/22 – these are no longer available from Contrado sorry Surface Patterns For Kitchen Textiles I love designing with watercolour and then mixing the hand painted elements with digital media to create and design surface patterns for fabrics, … Continue reading Oven Gloves & Mitts – Pretty Practical Kitchen Textiles