If the art of pottery is a slow dance between the earth and the potters hand – then the art of painting must be seen as a dance between the brush and the hand of the artist. Far away in the north of South Africa, close to the town that was once Louis Trichart, is … Read more The Slow Dance of a Pot
Cupcakes, teacups and teapots all filtered and flittered into and out of my brain. And then it came to me, red, white and blue let’s go with soldiers, and so Sue’s Jubilee troop began. And I took the idea to my watercolour class at Bradley. Watercolour techniques make this painting work. If you would like … Read more The Jubilee
Watercolour workshop tomorrow – a challenge. Watch this space.
We are back to classes this week and I can smell the smoke as the brains get into gear and we we swop our brains from left to right to get them into painting mode. So why did my coffee turn pink? Send me your answer!
A new term, what will it bring? So far it looks like we will be painting with rain water when we start the next term next week? My tap water is curdling my paints! Often I am asked why a colour granulates when the information on the tube says it shouldn’t.Until recently I could not … Read more Water Rain – Rain Water
Mouse is now skating on thin ice. The noon-day canon firing was reintroduced at the end of WW2. Originally intended for sailors to set their time by.
A Date for your diary – Wed 25 August 21 The long promised painting day out to Boscobel House: This is an informal day for us to emerse outselves in our passion – getting ready for being back in class for September. I am planning to spend most of the day here, however it is … Read more Mouse Angelo is off to Boscobel House
Last week I was able to persuade him that it was quite safe to sit outside and draw again. How happy he was to see that spotted blue bag that has become a trademark of my outdoor days and painting holidays. Food is obligatory of course. Coffee and cake totally essential Whilst we won’t be … Read more Can Mouse Angelo come out of isolation?
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