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In the frog house!

Many years ago, my mum bought a frog. Not a real one, but a wall-eyed, green and black-striped, purple-bellied beanbag frog, which (when my brothers and I weren't hurling it at one another), took up semi-permanent residence on the sofa.…

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Angry Art?

A long time ago, when I first began teaching art, I suggested to a class that we try our hand at abstracts. I remember one student staring hard at her paper in silence for about twenty minutes and then, setting to with the…

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When the bubble pops…

La Finca Paradiso is a green oasis in the Almerian desert; a 33 acre bubble of tranquility where we make time stand still so you can concentrate on your painting and drawing... oh, and your tan... and swimming... and breakfast, lunch and supper of…

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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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