Thursday, 25 May 2017

My New Book

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After about 12 months of hard labour and going over a lot

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The biter bit.....

You may remember that a week or more ago, a new member - Deidre, I think - asked about watercolour paper sticking to her board when she came to remove it from the gumstrip after it had been stretched and painted on.  Never happened to me, I said. &nb

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Brush cleaning...

This has probably been discussed before, if so I apologise ahead. I've just purchased some new brushes, squirrel quill like. They have a beautiful point on them and are great to work with. I'm eager to keep them that way. Would it be ok to clean them in a

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Do you wait, or do you blow?

A question for all you watercolourists out there - it not being my primary medium, but I do love to play with it. 
We know that it takes a while for washes to dry, and that to work into them immediately - or next to them - is asking for trouble b

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

watercolour mixing

The reason why watercolour pans and tubes are so small is because the colours are very concentrated and watercolor paints are very diluted befor brushing them on the paper. I have done lots of paint charts for mixes but it is difficult to get the dilution

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Colour Charts...

I admit I find mixing colour charts painstaking, but necessary. Spent an hour mixing some new colours recently purchased to get the feel for them. I had to hand the May issue of Leisure Painter and found the article, mixing colours on paper. So decided to

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

tree trunk

Lets asume that we all know that most trees dont have brown trunks. Alwyn Crawshaw paints wonderful trees using a mix of ultramarine,alizaron crimson,hookers green no. 1 and yellow ochre. This produces a general colour of a greenish grey varying from a da

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