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Negative Painting Pretty & Easy
May 18 - 20, 2022 - Online workshop
Here's a sneak peek at a three day online event that puts the focus on the basics of negative painting. We will work through loads of projects together, including beach pebbles, strawberry blossoms, pansies and much more. If you have ever wanted to try negative painting or if you find it a challenge, these lessons will make learning fun and easy!
How do you build a landscape?
Contrary to the typical approach, I start my landscape paintings from the bottom and work my way up to the top. (I start where I am and finish where I'm...Read more
For The Love Of Wet Into Wet Watercolour
Nothing makes me happier than messing around with watercolour. Here's a very quick look at the development of a wet into wet painting of Creeping Wintergreen.Read more
Dreaming of Butterfly days!
Here's a quick video for you! It's -18 degrees here in Niagara today, so I am holding on to memories of warm butterfly days.Read more
Not Your Grandmother's Watercolour
Here's a quick video that shows the development of a loose, wet into wet watercolour. No pre-sketching or drying between layers. Just fresh paint, lots of water and GO!Read more
A Blog For Workshop Leaders - Teaching Online Just Got Easier.
I’ve had several people ask about my photography set-up, so I thought I would share some information about the newest tool that I have added to my presentation equipment - a really cool document camera from Joyusing.Read more
Negative Painting Techniques - Soft Edge Gradation
Here's an artsy tip! In this short tutorial I will show you how to create soft edge gradations as you fill those negative shapes with fabulous colour!Read more
Packing Your Painting!
Special care is needed when shipping paintings. Here is how I ensure that your purchase travels safely from my studio to your home.Read more