The past few weeks have been busy as my art has been very VIRTUAL ! I have been doing some Zoom online tutorials in association with ShopKeepArty. The 45 minute tutorials are free to watch on their YouTube page, if you would like to learn tips and techniques with watercolour pencils, Alternatively the second one shows how you can create a painting with a flat 3/4 inch brush and three watercolours. Hope you have a go.
On the home front, after many, many hours in the garage the bespoke shed is now complete. Each palette board planed and routed meticulously, using my new woodworking machines. Louise has painted it cream and light green, very beach hut like.
Now for the first time all the garden equipment has a home and the garage has more space.
At our field the new poly tunnel is producing well, in fact we are having problems keeping up with the cucumber at present. It is glut season at the moment, courgettes almost overnight turn into Zeppelin size marrows ! Louise made a chocolate courgette cake with the excess.
Beans, chillies, squash, carrots and rhubarb are all doing well.
Moving back to art, I am delighted to have signed the latest contract with Search Press to write my fourth book for them. Medium and title are yet to be finalised, this project will keep me busy over the next year.
Due to the ongoing situation life as an artist has changed with bookings year nearly all postponed.
However with excellent Covid 19 protocol in place, I am delighted to be returning to North Norfolk in October tutoring for a Painting holiday with Big Sky Art. Its a beautiful location, plenty of space staying at the luxurious White House.
We will be learning my techniques for painting plain air with acrylics, so looking forward to it.
Louise and I are becoming quite accustomed to filming in the studio, recently submitting a pastel painting demonstration for the "virtual" Patchings Art Festival last month for Painters Online. We will also be filming some short painting technique videos to be showcased on the Painters Online website.
Take care, stay safe and I will blog again soon,