Category Archives: Inspiration
There has been a bit of a break in my blogs as I’ve been travelling in Eastern Europe, lots of inspiration for new work now.
those of you coming to Cornwall with me will be particularly interested in Susan Isaac’s work from Cornwall as we will be visiting some of those places, maybe others of you will be making a trip there on your own … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGrUuwa1Ql4 shows Shirley Travena having fun with watercolour, she has been around for a while and her work has developed since this clip but she does know how to enjoy herself with paint! Her books are great too.
I run classes at Daventry Methodist Church and last week Deacon Janet Thomas told me about Crafty Coffee which will be starting on Monday 22 April at the Methodist Church in Daventry. The group will meet fortnightly excluding Bank Holidays … Continue reading
coming up soon – Tuesday March 19th – at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone – book direct with Bay Tree, £75 for a one day workshop – 9.30am to 3pm (includes a scrummy homemade lunch and refreshments through the day). Book … Continue reading
I thought it might make a change for my students to hear someone else talk so I invited Michael Warr to demonstrate caran d’ache products, luckily he backed up the things I usually tell the students and was a lovely … Continue reading
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/lichtenstein might interest some of you!
Some of this painting was done with a brush and some with a palette knife so it is quite textured, a deep purple ground was used to unify the piece and to get the overall impression and feel of the … Continue reading
Interesting radio series about colour which you can access via iPlayer in 15 minute sections http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q8l3h/Technicolour_Colour_Vision/
As I’ve been extolling the virtues of torn paper collage I thought it was about time I posted one I’ve done recently of our village church. Eventually it will be posted on the website available to buy as a poster … Continue reading
If you don’t know him Stephen, aided by his autism, started to draw before he could talk. Do look at the BBC report to learn more about his drawing of the view from the Shard. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21208113 and to see more examples … Continue reading
Just stumbled across some lovely torn paper collages, take note those of my students who have already done some with me – see I’m not mad other people use magazines in this way too!). I emailed Kirsty who has kindly … Continue reading
I must admit to thinking that if it is as good as a photo it might as well be a photo but the skill used in this is amazing http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/12/photorealistic-drawings_n_2286309.html?1355334541&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008
our lovely friends at Artists and Illustrators are offering a free DVD, worth £13, ’Brush up on watercolour’ with tips by several well known artists, click here to get it http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/free-dvd
Thought it was about time I put up some more life drawings, they are are all quick sketches 10-12 minutes each. The first is oil pastel with a wash of coloured inks to pull it together, the second in fine … Continue reading
I took these photos of Hockney’s ‘totem’ in August when we were staying with friends in Bridlington and did the Hockney trail – I’m so glad I took the opportunity now. We often think that we’ll do something one day … Continue reading
The French trip is beginning to book up already so if you would particularly like an en-suite I’d recommend booking now, still 4 spaces for Cornwall in June – special low deposit of £50pp if you book either France or … Continue reading
An artist whose website you may like to look at is Roy Holding, he has a gallery/studio in Towcester so you can pop in to see his work if you are passing http://www.royholding.co.uk/paintings/254/ see collage with mixed media piece below
Just a quick warning – if you’d like to come to Cornwall with me in June 50% of the places are already gone so book now!