A tale of the three bears and the artist

A tale of the three bears and the artist

A woman contacted me a month or so ago, having seen a local advert that I’d put up, asking if I could teach her to paint in acrylics – “Yes, no problem, of course I can” was my response. We agreed a date between us, which was yesterday, and she came along with her painting […]

I didn’t know I knew it til I said it

Teaching the art classes has been a really interesting experience for me. Cos I’m finding out things I didn’t know I knew. Well, I knew I knew them, I’ve just not had to articulate them before. I’ve just done them automatically, without thinking. But its when I’ve seen someone struggle with it in my class […]

A step to the other side

A step to the other side

I’ve been to loads of workshops over the last twelve years or so, learning new skills, tips, and ways of tackling painting pictures on all subjects, from landscapes to still-life, figure drawing to animals, in all medias from watercolours through pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, pencil and mixed media. I love them as they open my […]

Looking for that magic number

I’m wet. But not in a good way. Earlier on I went out to my local Tesco, four miles away, and left the house in bright sunshine and bright blue skies. By the time I arrived at the supermarket ten minutes later, it was pouring with rain, torrential pounding bouncing rain. I had the choice […]