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'Graphite over Underpainting'

Hard working students and a delightful venue with beautiful gardens in rural Gloucesteshire for a two-day workshop on graphite with underpainting. First a quick outline drawing of this wonderful old sunflower seed head. Then I applied colour using a combination of coloured pencil and pastel pencil which I...

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Slow progress

I'm slowly getting there. I love the young blush on the cheeks of these ripening apples growing outside my studio windows. Every year I want to draw them and finally I have, or rather nearly. I'm being pulled away by the need to do a detailed graphite drawing of some old artichoke heads but I hope to finish them this week. Watch this space! ...

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Making a Point

This is the first of, what I hope to make,a regular blog keeping you up to date with all the latest equipment news and views. Starting this week with a step-by-step on how to use a desktop pencil sharpener. We have been selling either the Rapesco 64 or the identical QConnect sharpeners for sometime now but we are constantly finding that unless you have been on the two-day 'How to Sharpen your...

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Happy Student

A very happy student shows off her first prints to a very proud teacher. Gordon from Skylight Publishing very kindly worked over the weekend to produce these four lovely prints, scanning the originals and returning them in time for her return flight to Geneva. It's always a very special moment, I feel, when you see your own work reproduced as a print and even more special if you sell one! ...

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

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