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Hampshire Artists Open Studio 2020 – Exhibition virtual tour

I know that some of you would have normally visited my Open Studio Exhibition for a chat and a cuppa but you have to stay away this year. So I shot a quick video, giving you a virtual tour of my studio and the spilling over of the exhibition in the living room. Please don't… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studio 2020 – Exhibition virtual tour

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Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2020- Special offers in my shop

It is this time of year, end of summer, or winter depending on where you are... Open Studios is upon us! Of course this year it is a bit different... Visits are only by appointment to avoid too many people colliding in the studio, there is a bottle of very nicely scented lavender sanitiser at… Continue reading Hampshire Artists Open Studios 2020- Special offers in my shop

News, News 2020, Shopping

Etsy shop – Revamped

Hello everyone, Nothing like a heatwave to motivate me to revamp my Etsy shop. The sky is so blue it hurts the eyes, the birds are snoozing in the Magnolia grandiflora, and a cloud of butterflies is grudgingly but always elegantly sharing the Lavenders with the buff-tailed bumblebees. I am sun-soaked, full of beans and… Continue reading Etsy shop – Revamped

Art Tutorials, Painting, Top Tips

Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

Are you struggling with your green mixes? Here is a simple trick to get a range of greens from a single tube, adding only three primary colours that will already be in your painting, reducing the risk of mixing muddy colours. If you are using my Harmonic Shadows method, you already have one of each… Continue reading Mixing all your greens from one tube – One simple trick

Art Tutorials, Painting

Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial

Roses have been spectacular this summer and most of mine are now in their second wave of flowering. In one of my beds I have this wonderful small crimson rose bush, which flowers until the first frosts and beyond. I don't know its name as it is very old and lived in the garden before… Continue reading Crimson Rose Petal watercolour tutorial