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Which Acrylic Paints Should I Buy?

Anyone who has come to my acrylics classes will have no doubt that I’m a fan of Liquitex for my wildlife paintings. I’ve tried a few other makes but I find that the Heavy Body range (no jokes please) suits me best. I … Continue reading

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Birding World Cover Painting

I’m very happy that Birding World magazine chose to use my woodpigeon painting Sunlight and Shadow as the cover image for their March issue. I salute Birding World’s continued commitment to using artwork – these days many magazines prefer to use … Continue reading

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The Art of Perspective

This week my wildlife painting is of a fallow deer in woodland and it’s causing me a problem: namely the age old difficulty of getting the perspective right. Part of the problem is that I didn’t have any chance to sketch when I … Continue reading

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Gloucester Arts & Crafts Summer School

Good news! The 2011 Arts & Crafts Summer School brochure is now available. There are eleven art classes, nine craft courses and a further nine shorter courses to choose from. Most classes last for five days, so there’s plenty of … Continue reading

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Sunlight and Shadow

At long last I’ve finished my painting of Woodpigeons.  I can’t believe I started it way back in May, but there have been so many other projects on the go I haven’t had a chance to get on with it.  … Continue reading

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Home to Roost – Part 2

I posted my latest image just before BirdFair and promised more information later, so here it is. Home to Roost stems from my New Year’s Day outing to the beach – Kenfig this year – with a friend. We’d just arrived … Continue reading

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Home to Roost

  Finished the golden plovers at last!  Will post more about it soon, but now I need to frame it so it’s all ready for BirdFair.

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NEWA entries

Here are the three paintings I’m submitting to NEWA this year.  That’s the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, based at the Wirral.  Two acrylics and a watercolour.  Going for the traditional, the shapes-linking-bird-with-habitat and the I-can-do-detail images this time.  Now … Continue reading

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Last Chance!

One place has just become available on my Summer School acrylics class, due to a cancellation, so this is your last chance to take part.  It’s a fun week: lots to learn about what acrylics will or won’t do, plenty … Continue reading

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Postponing the Pigeons

Oops – forgot to photograph the latest stage of my Woodpigeon painting until it was too dark yesterday, so I’ve waited until this morning to post.  You’ll notice that I’ve added a couple of branches, but I actually spent most of the last painting … Continue reading

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