Watercolour classes started today. I now have both online and face to face classes in local halls in and around Stafford. It is a new way of doing things, but it is not all bad. It is much easier to see demonstrations with the use of a projector, that has to be a plus and … Read more Wilky – So pleased to be back
Nominations are being called for.The Oscars for the Best Supporting Web Guru is being held virtually this year. Have a look at my new look website, and vote for ‘Steve’ the Wonder Guru.
Mouse Angelo has not been out much during lock down. He is missing the painting holidays and his artist friends. I was getting tired of his groaning squeaks. When they changed to pleading squeaks this morning, I took pity on him and took him to Middlewich. Middlewich sits at the junction of the Middlewich branch … Read more Mouse Angelo makes an appearance
Many years ago I had a friend who I met most Saturdays for Coffee and a catch up. In those days I was a ‘I can’t draw’ person. I have been threatening to rekindle this tradition and for the past few weeks since we have been allowed to buy a coffee again – I have … Read more A Challenge to Self
Friday at Sandon Hall I have a ‘bag’ that comes on outdoor days, sketch walks, painting holidays – every time I use it, I think I should change it. Taking this photo on Friday during our sketching morning at Sandon Estate it occurred to me that maybe it has come to be a bit of … Read more My Bag – is it a part of me
Outdoor and drawing Historically I arrange outdoor days I August and yippie so far our English weather is playing the game. A small group of us met in the German Cemetery on Cannock Chase. A large area, open to the wind, sun and rain. We were able to draw and paint in relative safety, apart, … Read more Where I am Happy.
It’s really hard when you are asked to do a painting but the subject is left vague. This is a situation I have found myself in. Accepting the commission seemed a good idea at the time. Some time passed and requirements were narrowed down. Now there are photos and photos. What seems like an excellent … Read more What’s in a commission
I dont know what to paint…. how can this be true when there are shapes patterns and colours all around us, and yet Shapes make all kinds of interesting patterns. When you are feeling dry, think pattern, get your pens out. One man’s junk, is another’s treasure
Winter jackets, Wooly hats – welcome to summer. Looking forward, Wednesday is the start of July and a new month of Let’s Create. If you have never done a Let’s Create Channel, why not give it a try. It’s something a little different and gives you a lot of freedom.Best of all we have a … Read more July – the start of summer !
Wondering what we are doing in July?Let’s Paint July starts next week. Have a look at my website to join, use the button below to take you to a subscription form or contact me direct.