Huge self-portrait entered in competition

Huge self-portrait entered in competition

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Competition | 2 Comments

I have entered a huge portrait into Ruth Borchard Self-portrait Competition!

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | 3 Comments

I have often been asked about the textures and effects I use in my watercolour paintings, so I have made this how to guide to illustrate the use of  Art Masking Fluid or Drawing Gum in multi-layers in a landscape painting.

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | No Comments

Painting a portrait in three hours using quick-drying Acrylic creates its own problems. Here’s how I tackled it! PORTRAIT – ‘Ruby’ – Step by Step I prepared a 37 x 53 cm board with several coats of household matt emulsion. 1. First lay-in of colour, tones, shadow areas and establishing the composition on the board. […]