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Wet on Dry

Lets get started Yaaaa! painting. wet on dry is another technique in water colours, simple to do but sometimes hard to remember why we use it. so listen to the video and I explain why. Don't forget to send me any questions you would like answering . Painting from the heart

THE EMERGING VULTURE

I was chatting to a friend a good while back now and she mentioned to me about a place called Eagles Flying in Sligo. It was said to me in passing and to be honest I had forgotten about it. A few years later, I know I’m so bold, Mike and I were chatting about where to take our grandchildren when they came to visit. I had my Eureka!!!! moment, let’s go to Eagles Flying so, that’s where we went with the grandchildren. I loved it, not sure about the grandchildren, but I loved it, being so close to these majestic animals (birds) took my breath away so much so that here I was at the start of a new year and deciding on my project for the year. That’s what I tend to do decide on my project for the

AT last I'm painting

At last here we go on this wondrous journey of water colour painting. If you have any difficulties don't hesitate to check me out.

Lets stretch that paper out.

I have so many people asking the question why? ho! Why should I stretch my paper. There are a few reasons why and I will go through them in bullet form. 1, If you are using 140LB weight paper or less ( the paper weight will be shown on the front of your pad) when you add water, the paper will start to cockle. The reason being that the paper is stretching as the water is applied. Think of it like a stretchy jumper, its not very stable and when water is applied the shape can become distorted. 2, If you stretch your paper onto a board, it can help when you are playing with the paint , tipping your board to help paint run etc. If the paper is not fastened down the paper can rip or distort wh

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