The Secret Lives of Cats - Written by Dr. Jamie Kemp
According to medieval lore, cats got their name because catus, in Greek, means cunning (footnote). What the stories were referring to, of course, is the house cat’s amazing hunting ability. Fittingly, another ancient word for cat, musio, means “mouser.”Read more
Negative Painting Challenge - Landscapes In Layers
So here is your challenge; Can you figure out what was painted first, how the layers were organized and what came last? In this post, I will show you the secret I use for painting the landscape.Read more
Negative Painting - A Single Leaf with a Serrated Edge!
In this video, Linda demonstrates how to achieve negative painting of a single leaf with a serrated edge.Read more
What I Saw & What I Made: Poppy Field
It’s hard to resist a field of poppies. Dorothy and her pals the Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Man can attest to that! A magnificent field of poppies on the way to Saint Hilaire in the south of France lead to a discussion about breaking the landscape into shapes and creating gentle textural effects. I hope you like the simplicity of my little watercolour.Read more