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Online Newsletter

© At the end of 2015 I launched my newsletter 'Pencil Points' which will, when the new website comes on stream, be downloadable.  Until then we are sending it out by email to those interested so if you would like a copy just fill in the contact form on my website and we will send it to you. As this...

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Christmas Present to Me

I've just treated myself to a full set of Holbein pencils from Japan. Luscious colours, good lightfast ratings, rich lay down and they hold a point. Itching to try them out properly. I will post a full report on my new website when it goes live in 2016. Meanwhile I am trying to find a source of single pencils so if anyone knows where to buy them please can you...

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Larger than Life update

All done and off to the printers tomorrow! More photos to show the scale and detail.  I'm really enjoying this technique using a combination of resist, underpainting with conte pastels and baby oil, then layering coloured pencil into baby oil, lifting the excess and finally applying the detail. Baby oil is liquid paraffin wax not an oil and unless over applied will not stain the paper permanently but the colour...

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News Flash

I wanted to share my new shop corner in the studio with all the lovely pencils.  It's like a candy store! ...

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Ann and Ollie in the greenhouse
Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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