1604: Tea & Cake & off to a new home

Posted by Tina on July 15, 2020  /   no comment

This little painting, which received a Highly Commended award in the latest Patchings Festival (online) exhibition (The Artist, and Leisure Painter) has now gone to its new home. The buyers visited the studio and we had tea and cakes on the patio (all socially distanced of course!). A lovely farewell to a little water colour […]

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Painters Online TALP Open 2020

Posted by Tina on July 09, 2020  /   no comment

It is now official that I received a “highly commended” award for my little water colour painting entitled “Three New Blades”, and I think it is eligible for the Peoples’ Choice Awards. The big downside is that wannabe voters have to login or register to make a vote, and I would not ask folk to […]

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1514 More Progress on the Barn Owls

Posted by Tina on July 07, 2020  /   no comment

I am thoroughly enjoying painting my barn owls portrait. It is going well and I hope to complete it soon. Here are the latest progress pictures. And here are links to previous updates about the painting:Update 2Update 1

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1514: Barn Owl Picture Update

Posted by Tina on July 01, 2020  /   no comment

A few more hours work on the large barn owl water colour (14″ x 20″). I decided to add some ivy and a few ash leaves to break up the never-ending wood of the large trunk. I now have to turn to some Bearded Tits (Reedlings) for Book 5 in the River Friend Series. Here […]

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1514: Another old drawing gets some paint!

Posted by Tina on June 28, 2020  /   no comment

In 2015 I had the good fortune to visit a friend who had two licensed barn owls, which he keeps in a large aviary. He was very kind and let me sit in the aviary with the owls for a few hours so that I could study their movements, make sketches and take lots (600) […]

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1515 Update: Bluebells and Golden Pheasants

Posted by Tina on June 14, 2020  /   no comment

I have now reached 71 hours on this artwork (and still counting!). The background is now complete, except for a few highlights. It is now going to bed again because Book 5 in the River Friend Series beckons. Book 4 has been submitted for publication, but Ingram Spark have said that it is taking longer […]

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1515: Bluebells and Golden Pheasants – a bit more done

Posted by Tina on June 07, 2020  /   no comment

Sixty and a half hours so far, and still not done all the background yet. This one seems to be so very time-consuming. I tried to paint faster but it does not work. It is worse than painting by numbers (a couple of which I have done years ago for people who asked me because […]

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1515: Progress update – Golden Pheasants and Bluebells

Posted by Tina on June 03, 2020  /   no comment

As I am still awaiting a green light to publish my fourth book in the River Friend Series: “INTERPRET: What Do Plants Tell Us?” I decided to start Book 5: “REED—ON THE EDGE”. I am doing a final edit on the text and deciding what illustrations should be in. I am thinking about Bearded Reedlings […]

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