Brush pens and people

Had a great afternoon this week with the art group in Cafe de la Gare in Gourville, organised by Lulu Hancock. I go when I can to get a couple of hours of focused drawing time. Our model was Julie the bar owner, who was taking the pose of a Richard Diebenkorn painting. We were…

How to photograph your artwork

How to photograph your artwork – How To – Artists & Illustrators  This is from Artists & Illustrators magazine, and is incredibly useful. We all photograph our work all the time for putting onto Facebook etc – so here’s how to do it properly!

Watercolour mixes

Starting to really enjoy my very limited palette of watercolours. It started with Jane Blundell’s recommendation for four great colours: Hansa Yellow Medium, Qunacridone Magenta, Phthalo Blue RS, and Transparent Pyrrol Orange. But I found they weren’t quite there, so have added two others – Cerulean Blue and Yellow Ochre. These add a little more…

Jane Blundell

I’m hoping for a delivery tomorrow – four new watercolours, as recommended by Jane Blundell on her blog. She’s based in Australia and has done loads of tests with different combinations of colours. The four I’m waiting for are from Daniel Smiths range of excellent colours: Hansa Yellow Medium PY97 Quinacridone Magenta Phthalo Blue RS Transparent…