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Inky Cats

Probably the most fun I’ve had with my art classes for a while! We spent much of last week drawing cats in ink. I love how expressive ink is, particularly Quink ink. As long as you apply enough water first, it does a lot of the work for you, conveying the fluffiness of their fur …

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Doon The Water

Here are a few sketches from over the summer. I’ve been sailing, (doing my Day Skipper course, with Scotsail based at Largs on the Firth of Clyde, who I really recommend). I forgot to take any Paynes Grey or blue watercolour paint, other than Cerulean (sky blue). Most of the landscapes I saw were either …

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Skipton Art in the Pen

I’ve just spent the weekend at Skipton Art in the Pen. Here’s a couple of photos of me in my cattle pen 🙂 I would love to share lots of shots of some of the other stalls but sadly barely got a chance to see any of it. Lots of very enthusiastic visitors though. Many …

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Summer, River Lune

This oil painting is part of my series, Lune Year. I’m painting the river every month since the big floods last December. I’m planning to exhibit them as a series to coincide with the anniversary of the biggest flood, on December 5th. Which might be slightly tempting fate.

Lune Year: Sycamore and Flood Grass

A short lived spell of warm sunny weather in the past few days has finally brought a touch of green to the trees. This sketch is of the brand new sycamore leaves opening, the grass from last December’s floods still wrapped tightly around the branches. Its mixed media; acrylic and pastel, on a watercolour background.

Spaces available on Tuesday and Wednesday morning art classes at Halton Mill

There is currently one space available on my Tuesday morning art class, and three spaces available on Wednesday mornings. The classes are from 10-12.30 and you can read more about them here.  The classes are open to anybody*, from complete beginners, to experienced artists. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch. …

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