Picture Framing Hack - Wiring Without The Ouch!
Here is a quick video that will show you a DIY trick to use when wiring your paintings. This easy and inexpensive tip will save your fingers, walls and other...Read more
Change The Intensity! A Colour Concept Lesson
Pair grey, beige or taupe with pure hues as you learn how to celebrate "muddy" colour in your paintings!
Use Negative Painting Techniques to Create a Watercolour Painting of Cala lilies and Hydrangea Flowers
Catch a glimpse of Linda Kemp's Negative Painting techniques in this short video. Watch as cala lilies and hydrangea appear in this watercolour slideshow. Captions describe the steps.Read more
Introducing Beasts and Birds Collection
Welcome, and thank you for visiting. In this short video you will see a series of small, square, paintings of animals and birds that I have created on Ampersand Claybord panels with Holbein Acrylics. I have written a little story to go with each character. I hope they will bring a smile to your face. You will find more of the collection and the accompanying stories by following the link for Beasts and Birds in Available Paintings.Read more
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