I’ve just designed and built a new website that will be dedicated to my creative workshops and courses. I decided to move all of my learning activities to a space separate from my shop, blog and gallery pages on this main site.They include in depth module based courses spanning a few weeks, hands on printing and painting day classes and … Read More
I recently completed a large watercolour painting of a bouquet of pink Lisianthus flowers. I do enjoy painting flowers in this colour range, including camellias, sweet peas, dahlias and thistles, and thought it may be interesting to go through the paint palette I have settled on over the years, specifically for painting pink flowers. My Palette collection I have a … Read More
* Note from Karen March 18, 2021This is an updated version of my original tutorial posted back in Feb 2019.I have just re written and updated this tutorial and uploaded onto the www.instructables.com website – so thought I would update it here too, as I added a lot more info in the step by step processes. On a recent internet … Read More
I recently completed this detailed ink pen and watercolour harbour scene of Looe, a small coastal fishing port in Cornwall, UK. To be specific this is a painting of West Looe as seen from East Looe. The coastal town of Looe is divided by a river, that runs down a deep sided valley . West Looe rises from the valley … Read More
Images missing from my posts I recently noticed some of my older blog posts had display problems with images, and have just gone through all my web posts updating entries where images had stopped displaying correctly. This makes me want to share my newfound conviction that the best way to manage a website is to keep things simple, and use … Read More
I recently created a simple watercolour painting of leaves filling a rectangular piece of paper, and instantly saw the opportunity to turn this into a pattern repeat. I painted watercolour leaf springs freehand onto a 9″ x 12″ 200gsm cold pressed watercolour / multimedia pad by Winslow from Eckersleys in Australia, using Winsor and Newton paints Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, … Read More
Before I produce my woodblock prints, my creative process goes through many stages. I often begin with field sketches and photos, then develop my ideas through a series of drawings and watercolour sketches. These stages help me to get to know my subject matter really well, in particular shape and form which are important elements of my finished designs. I … Read More
I’m having a very exciting month this December, as my first solo exhibition is up and running at my local library, through till the New Year. I’m displaying original artworks both watercolour and acrylic, prints, cards, ceramics and my latest artistic adventures in laser cut accessories and decorations.