Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Monday, 3 January 2022
Lynton and Lynmouth - autumn colours
We chose late November to visit one of our favourite locations, Lynton and Lynmouth, to see the beautiful autumn colours. As we arrived and parked up at Lynton, the rain started! To allow the rain to pass, a "full English" at the cafe "Charlie Friday's" was a great start.
So leaving the cafe, we headed out towards the coast path in the direction of Valley of the Rocks. There are two paths, my favourite being the upper path which is more grassy and natural - the lower pathway is tarmacked with easy access but and the views are equally beautiful. The path hugs the coastline and with each twist and turn you are treated to views that keep beckoning you to walk further.
|View towards Lynmouth|
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Original Watercolour on paper
Well it's a hot day today, probably the warmest of the year so far and I'm sure the garden will love it as much as we do! I have gradually added to the plants in pots in our garden this year and I've been looking for really pretty flowering plants such as sweet peas and clematis.
The clematis that I have chosen is called "Sarah Elizabeth" and has beautiful pink flowers. The painting is inspired by, but a different colour to my plant and I think I will have to paint another when the flowers appear.
Although putting the plants in pots is a little more high maintenance than planting them in the ground, I have the luxury of moving them around and placing them where they like to be in the sun/shade.
I'll try and share pics when the blooms appear and hopefully I'll be inspired to paint more watercolours of this very pretty subject.
Monday, 19 April 2021
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Sunday, 21 February 2021
How to paint beautiful wild primroses loosely in watercolour
Online Tuition £10
The beautiful wild primrose with their clusters of pale yellow flowers are perfect to capture in watercolour.
I tend to see them and visualise them from above, as a posy of flowers surrounded by warm green leaves.
With the purchase of my online tuition you will learn via two online videos:
- Learn how to mix leafy greens
- Play with texture in the leaves
- Practice with small flowers and shapes
- Obtain the effect of light on the petals
- Increase the contrast
- Bring all the techniques together into one painting
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Painting is fun and absorbing and, if there is ever a time that we need a little distraction, it is definitely now! Do you paint already or are you a beginner? Whatever your skill level, I welcome you to join in with my competition with the winning prize being a year's membership to Supporting All Artists. (SAA)
Follow my online tuition and paint a fabulous robin. Supporting all Artists will judge the paintings and the winning artist will receive the amazing prize of a year standard membership. This includes a bi-monthly newsletter, access video on demand, exclusive offers and free postage on orders. I love my membership with them and the society is for anyone with a passion for painting and drawing.
To enter - purchase this robin tuition, please click here, and then email me your robin painting by 20th January 2021.
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