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Different paper makes a difference…

It really does… this one is painted on Arches rough, which I had never tried before… Advertisements

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O Christmas tree…

I wanted to make a lino cut for my Christmas card again this year but life has a way of putting obstacles in your path and as December dawned it dawned on me that I just might not have enough … Continue reading

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Added salt…

Wanted to try my hand at flowers – which I find so difficult! So the sunflowers turned into a watercolour. First one, then two. And I added salt. The singleton was painted flower first, then background. The double flower was … Continue reading

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One pear – two pictures

I have some water-colour pencils that I have never really used and I had a pear (found on a bench). Never really liked pencil crayons… but I see that they have their uses. Then I watched a video demonstration of … Continue reading

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Two cats…two reactions…

I had to visit my MiL last weekend as it was her birthday and she was in hospital. So I stayed at her house and looked after her cat for 3 days. You would have thought it would be grateful … Continue reading

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It just takes two…

… colours that is. An experiment in just using 2 colours and one picture. Changes values and emphasis. Some subtleties are lost in the scanning. First one in Indigo and Cadmium Red (and a tiny touch of Raw Sienna in … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 – cobalt blue

This seems to be quite a novel way of learning watercolours – taking each blue and discovering the what, why and how of it. So, what did we learn? Cobalt blue: semi-opaque, warm, makes good greys, Mediterranean skies, interesting greens, granulates … Continue reading

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