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Tag archive: painting

Highland Cow Christmas Card in Watercolour with Lesley Linley

November 17 2020

This year perhaps it’s more important than ever to let people know that we’re thinking of them at Christmas. In this landscape scene, I’ve included some elements that often create a feeling of wellbeing and optimism - sunshine and snow...

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'Sick Note' Unicorn Painting with Sharon Hurst

November 17 2020

Hello! Welcome back to the world of Unicorns. With Christmas coming, I thought it would be fun to try a picture that included Santa, with the idea that you may be able to turn this funny little painting into a card perhaps. I like a bit of humour, and...

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David Bellamy: Landscapes through the Seasons

October 13 2020

Following the publication of Arctic Light a while back, many asked if I would be doing a summer landscapes book. Landscapes Through the Seasons was the resulting book; I have extended the winter title to add a section on summer landscapes, and...

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Wendy Jelbert: Search Press and My Artistic Journey

July 03 2020

 My happy relationship with Search Press first started when one of their staff read an article of mine in Leisure Painter magazine about painting abroad and visiting Mostar Bridge in Croatia. Mostar Old Town Panorama: Ramirez/CC BY-SA About this...

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Lesley Linley: Art Inspirations from the Isle of Skye

July 01 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog, a small contribution for Patchings Virtual Festival 2020, as we can’t attend the usual annual event where I was due to exhibit, and demonstrate for the first time in the Search Press marquee to promote my...

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Robert Dutton: Dramatic Landscapes and New Horizons

June 30 2020

There is no doubt, we live in a busy world with everyday life and its pressures on us greater than ever before.For most, there is little time to take in the beauty and majesty of the word around us. Precious leisure time is used by many to rush through...

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Adventures in... Painting Orchids in Watercolour with Vivienne Cawson

June 30 2020

Vivienne Cawson's stunning title, The Kew Book of Painting Orchids in Watercolour, is a must-have for those who are interested in painting flowers, and is published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as a celebration of their...

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Tanja Jung's Top Tips for Paint Pouring

June 08 2020

We heard from Tanja Jung, author of Acrylic Paint Pouring about her life and art, as well as why she thinks paint pouring has been such a global hit in the art world!What is paint pouring?Acrylic pouring inspires us with its unpredictable creations,...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Art as an Escape

May 20 2020

For more information on MHAW 2020 and the Mental Health Foundation visit their website.Mental Health Awareness Week - Art as and Escape#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek A friend of ours went missing, leaving his watch and phone at home. A wonderfully...

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Creativity and Mental Health with Eddie Armer

May 14 2020

It’s apparent that lockdown has inspired a revolution in art and craft, but it is clear that isolation is taking a toll on the nation’s mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (MHAW), hosted by the Mental Health Foundation during...

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