April 26, 2018

Sick of carrying heavy painting board to tape your watercolour to? Try corflute.

February 17, 2018

Cadmium is one of our most beloved painting pigments. But is it dangerous? toxic? What to do about that.

November 27, 2017

My first year of teaching my own Watercolour Class.

August 22, 2017

t's actually, by definition, a darkish BLUE colour somewhere between blue and purple... I like to think of it as dark velvet, or night sky, or maybe one of those amazing pansies.​​ ​​But did you know that Indigo is actually a natural dye. It's naturally formed...

July 26, 2017

The best way to get used to your colours is to start with only 3.
But the second best way to get used to your colours is to play around with them.
Strangely, different colours feel different on your brush.  Some are claggier than others,

some require tons of water to di...

June 27, 2017

So, what do you do when you have an unlovely collection of failed paintings?  Do you A) persist and work at it slavishly until your brush is worn out? B) feel positive that you can get over the hump and put it aside for a bit of consideration? C) throw your hands in th...

June 21, 2017

If you can't think of anything to paint for practice, have a look at this board. It has some great Beginner painter ideas.

June 18, 2017

Maybe you have issues with fiddling at the end, with too many colours, with tone, with subject, or with mid painting confusion like me... Think about it. What do you always 'complain' to yourself about when you're painting? What can you do about that?