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Autumn in the City – Test Paintings and Transfer

This blog is about: Creating test paintings until they come out of your ears, and  a good approach to working with tracing and transfer paper. Test Paintings Have you ever had an idea in mind but no clue how to approach it? This can happen if you are trying to paint something that doesn’t exist or it exists but looks very different from the way you want to show it. I found this dilemma with “Autumn in The City”.  The…

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Painting Beautiful Autumn Colours

Do you know the feeling when you go for a walk and you see all these beautiful autumn colours and you want to paint them immediately? While you are walking you are thinking of what colours you have in your palette that might do the trick. A gorgeous autumn scene is already developing in your head and you can't wait to put it down onto paper as soon as you get home. For several years I wanted to paint these…

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Impressions Art Supplies – Essential Service

Good news from Impressions Art Supplies Richmond: "Impressions Picture Framers and Art Supplies is delighted to now be rated as an essential service so is able to supply art materials prepaid by credit card or direct bank transfer and dispatched by courier. From Tuesday 28th April, contactless pickup can also be arranged. Please phone ahead so we can be prepared as filling orders is more time-consuming and we want you to be able to get away home safely as soon as…

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Hot Chips Are Mine!

Today, I finally finished Hot Chips Are Mine! Since the lockdown has started I could take advantage of the unexpected time available in my studio to paint. Still, I miss teaching and therefore thought I might share how I created this painting. I know it’s a watercolour painting but most of the principles apply to oil and acrylic painting as well:

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My Happy Place

Due to the lockdown in New Zealand I can't show you any photos of plein air painting or other events/locations, however, I can show you a photo of my favourite place: my studio. Happy Easter!

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