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Coloured pencil Ming vase

I thought I would enter for the Derwent Pencil Competition which is held at the Mall Galleries in London in September.  Here is one of my entries completed using Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils. I love this Ming dynasty vase … Continue reading

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Indian colour

I’ve just completed a series of Indian linocuts to complement my daughter’s ( block printing.  She uses joyful colours so these are framed in similar tones.   They are in frames that can stand alone or be hung on a … Continue reading

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Butterflies on vellum

A few butterflies around at last, here are four of the commonest: Peacock, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and Red Admiral.  The caterpillars of these four all feed on nettles so leave a little patch for them in your garden.  I’ve painted … Continue reading

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Pressing flowers

  Its fun to see how many wild flowers you can find in your locality – I have reached 150 over the summer with one visit to the Suffolk coast and one to Wiltshire.  A good way of learning wild … Continue reading

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A day at a Letterpress workshop

I recently spent a day learning all about relief printing using a press – known as Letterpress.  This was the original and oldest form of printing and involves setting out your text letter by letter.  This you do upside down … Continue reading

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Sticks, stalks and stems

This weeks vignettes – perhaps not very inspiring but I enjoyed doing them and any practice is good practice.  The thorns presented the most challenge especially the foreshortened ones.

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Botanical Art Course

This blog has been neglected of late but I’m hoping to put that right from now on!  I have embarked on a botanical art course and as part of my homework I do pages of vignettes of anything that comes … Continue reading

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