Tips & Techniques for Artists

Starting the journey as an equestrian artist

  I’m often asked for advice about how to start drawing and painting horses, or about the quickest way to improve.  The first thing I want to say is that none of the artists whose work you admire ever became brilliant overnight. There are no short cuts. The only way to improve your knowledge and skills, […]

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Building a watercolour

This is how I develop a watercolour, step-by-step: 1. I prefer to use Saunders Waterford papers. This is only a small painting, so the weight of paper I’ve chosen is 140lb, and it’s a NOT surface. I start with a light pencil drawing, and I’ve applied blue masking fluid to mask out lines that I […]

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Tips & Techniques for Artists

Working in Watercolour: My own favourite medium is watercolour. One birthday, a long time ago when my children were small, my husband (who’s not always good at choosing presents) gave me an expensive box of watercolours. I’d recently closed my last company and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my life apart […]

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