Working with alcohol markers…

Alcohol markers are a great sketching tool, they are easy to carry, quick drying and there is a vast array of vibrant colour. You can also blend and layer them which can deepen the value. I found them a little challenging to start as I was looking to echo my results of watercolour, which of... Continue Reading →

Landscape in Soft Pastels – I love my job!

Such a lovely day facilitating this workshop to both beginners and explorers of this medium. The days results were impressive! Colour extravaganza! Tiny gallery of some of the day's work. We used a variety of supports and soft pastel brands. From student quality Mungyo and primed board to Art Spectrum, Unison, and Schmincke on Colourfix... Continue Reading →

Towards the Bluebell Wood

This pastel painting started out as a small pastel sketch from a photo that was taken almost twenty years ago. This was next door to where I grew up on the Isle of Wight. Within the big clump of trees is a bluebell wood which was covered in a carpet of violet purples and blues... Continue Reading →

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