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Look To Your Paper

JMW Turner painted one of his most famous sunsets* on tinted paper, so I thought I'd have a go, too! The experience, however, turned all my ideas about watercolour painting upside down. I mean, whoever heard of putting all those…

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Gesso Stories

  As the Christmas season approached, we tried something very different at my watercolour classes. By prepping the paper with gesso and then scratching and scoring texture into it, we were able to create the ideal surface for these faux stained glass panels.…

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I did this drawing somewhere between Lugo and Ferreira. I can't remember where exactly because the roadsigns were unreliable and the villages, tiny; sometimes with a population of one... or none. But it was about two thirds of the way into…

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The Other Woman

“It’s a benign addiction,” says Chris, “Or it’s the other woman, quite often. You can’t pay attention to your nearest and dearest because you’ve got to finish this thing… and they’re jealous of that and rightly so. But we can’t…

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