Bucks Arts Society – Spring Exhibition

Bucks Arts Society – Spring Exhibition

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Exhibition | One Comment

Since its foundation in 1920, Buckinghamshire Art Society has organized at least two exhibitions per year, traditionally one in the Autumn for members only, which now incorporates the Young Artists Award and an open exhibition in the Spring, to which non-members can also submit their work.

Huge self-portrait entered in competition

Huge self-portrait entered in competition

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Competition | 2 Comments

I have entered a huge portrait into Ruth Borchard Self-portrait Competition!

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Borage at Bledlow – How-to guide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | 3 Comments

I have often been asked about the textures and effects I use in my watercolour paintings, so I have made this how to guide to illustrate the use of  Art Masking Fluid or Drawing Gum in multi-layers in a landscape painting.

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Portrait Of Ruby – How-to guide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Technique | No Comments

Painting a portrait in three hours using quick-drying Acrylic creates its own problems. Here’s how I tackled it! PORTRAIT – ‘Ruby’ – Step by Step I prepared a 37 x 53 cm board with several coats of household matt emulsion. 1. First lay-in of colour, tones, shadow areas and establishing the composition on the board. […]