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'Sea Palling/Wexham' after Edward Wesson

Only two months to go!!

With only two months to go now until my course with watercolour artist and Edward Wesson expert Steve Hall, the mounting anticipation and excitement is

After 'End of the Hard. Pin Mill' by Edward Seago - take three...

So much to say…

…and so little time to say it in! This is one of those weeks when I’ve managed to squeeze in some time for painting but

After Edward Wesson - view of Blythborough Church, Suffolk

Oh the joy…

After reaching some kind of satisfactory conclusion to my mum’s birthday present dilemma, I felt a tremendous sense of unburdened freedom as I sought out

A happy(ish) ending

After lasts week’s rather torturous post of woe and disappointment – I’m keen to keep this week’s follow up as brief and upbeat as possible.

If at first you don’t succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. So the saying goes. I can’t decide whether the originator of this simply cracked

Where to begin with so many firsts?

With so many ‘firsts’ to relate – I’m not entirely sure where to begin. I feel I should probably begin with an apology (certainly not

My own barometer of success

I’m really beginning to get into the swing of taking an oil painting and interpreting it in watercolour – and I hope my enjoyment shows

Sometimes the hare does win…

Feeling emboldened by last week’s ‘oil into water’ effort, I was keen to seek out another Seago oil painting that I might translate into watercolour.

Oil into Water

As I was perusing my Edward Seago bible for my next exercise, my partner said “why don’t you let me choose something?” Quite naturally in

Is it Christmas yet?

Some parts of the UK had snow towards the end of last week and into the weekend, so the weather was obviously on my mind

Is that tarmac I see?

And not just tarmac. But some buildings too. And some telegraph poles.  It’s practically a cityscape! In a very tentative nod to the real world,

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