Tuesday 2 November 2021

Just add water - my new Pigment Inks

 I am so excited to tell you about the wonderful new artists pigment links that I have had made. They come in three colours which are the same colours as the watercolours Shadow, Midnight Green, and a beautiful Midnight Blue.

The wonderful thing about these artists pigment inks is that you can create fabulous textures by just adding water to them. Yesterday was a sunny one, so I sat in my studio and made this short video which I hope will give you an idea of how to experiment with these inks. Use them along with your watercolour to create some exciting textures and let me know how you get on!
To buy these inks 

Monday 5 October 2020

A couple of quirky chickens for you!

This year seems to have just slipped by unnoticed. It’s as if we’ve been spectators rather than participators. Any courses I had planned were eventually all postponed and had I known back in March that this was how the year would progress it would’ve seemed so much worse than it actually turned out to be.  
I enjoyed my garden this summer probably more than any other year, I actually had time to sit and look at it, and I have read books too. (usually I only manage to do this on holiday)

It has been my intention to make some little video clips for you, however technology is not my strong point. If you had been able to see me trying to paint around my iPad which was perched on four paperback books you would be amazed I managed anything! So this little film I’ve done for you is of two quirky chickens. I have used the minimum of materials and the film is only five minutes long so if you do watch this, think of me precariously balanced hoping that the laptop will stay upright!

Materials used 
Three colours - Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, and Shadow.
Brush - my Pyramid brush but if you don't have one, use a round brush that has a good point.

The photo reference is on the video and this is the actual finished picture.... enjoy!