New Art

Shiny Leaf Step-by-Step

I have just spent a delightful weekend teaching some very enthusiastic students at the glorious RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr. A truly magical venue made all the better by the addition of the famous 'Betty's Teashop. The weekend was marred only by the rain, which made a visit to the excellent Harrogate Spring Flower Show a very muddy experience; the traffic made worse by the addition of the BBC Food Fair...

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The end of a glorious week

After a lovely week of eating, drinking and working very hard the end of show exhibition was excellent. Even the complete beginners produced work of excellence....

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Dining at Dedham hall

A wonderful evening at Dedham Hall in the Fountain House Restaurant, a beautiful meal in great company.Then our lovely American visitor surprised me with a fantastic birthday extravaganza. Lori Vreeke makes bespoke luxury cakes in the US and rustled up this little number for my birthday....

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On the home straight - the 'amaryllis' finishing touches

The final stages of the bulb drawing step-by-step.Stage 1 Outline drawing then applying colour with Pan Pastels. This gives me flexibility and a painterly control yo colour mixing. I use the posited sponge tip applicator.Stage 2 I mix the colour dry then apply solvent. This time I used a Letraset Promarker which leaves no residue on...

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

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