Are you drawn to landscape paintings of Mountain Views? Have you ever climbed a mountain? If you have then you’ll realise that climbing up mountains is a challenge but the view from the top and sense of achievement makes it all worthwhile. Knowing that the … Continue readingLandscape Painting- The Mountain Goat
I’m often asked “Where do you find the time to paint?” I’m married to my wonderful husband and a mother of 3 active young people. We have a dog and cat. I’m also building a business around my art. I’ll be honest with you, sometimes … Continue readingFollow my 10 tips and find the time to paint.
Day 2 I know what the date is, but this is day 2, OK?
And now for something completely different. My sketching habits have slipped by the wayside recently, so I’ve decided to take part in InkTober, an initiative to encourage regular sketching. The idea is to create a sketch a day or one a week. I find challenging … Continue readingInktober – day 1- Perhaps a little late…
Is it “cheating” to trace when creating a painting? I’ve always resisted the urge to trace images from photographs but recently I’ve been wondering why. Lots of artists do it. Does it really matter if I haven’t painstakingly rendered my subject in pencil before the … Continue readingQ. Is tracing acceptable practice for an artist?
Joining a local art group has advantages. You meet other artists, find out about opportunities to exhibit. You meet potential mentors and gain inspiration from their work. These were the reasons I joined Buckingham Art for All in 2008. But, depending on the group, there … Continue readingHow Joining a Local Art Group Leads to Painting at Parliament.