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I thought as today was a cold Saturday in February and I have spent all day painting I would show you the stages from beginning to end . I am no photographer but I have tried to show you the stages. Sometimes I get so engrossed that I forget to take pictures but I have tried my best. Firstly I sketch out the out line. I need a guide to hang the colour on and I need the proportions of the owl to be right then I feel comfortable to start. Next comes the eyes....always the eyes. I want the...

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I am so enjoying being able to tell you all about what I do, I have a routine to my days and thoroughly enjoy the process of painting and looking at the world around me I live in a very small village in the heart of Devon we have lived here for 15 years now The views are so lovely as I said to a friend when we first moved here from inner city Birmingham it is like being on holiday everyday.That feeling hasn't left me.  I have children to get up and to school, washing to do, food to...

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I have only really ever painted in watercolour and it has become a real friend to me. I have toyed with the idea of trying other mediums and never say never but I think watercolour is the only medium for me I love it's fluidity and the way it magically paints itself on the paper.  I do believe that if you do something for long enough you can become good at it and the doing of it is what I  enjoy. It is hard to explain to someone how much water, how much paint , why I just did what...

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I am lucky enough to sell some of my work, and that is a great thing. It enables me to make a living and paint full time. But it can be difficult sometimes letting go of a favourite piece .  I sometimes I think "I'll never be able to paint another one like that one", or so much work has gone into it I can't bear to part with it or sometimes quite scarily I think " that might be it that's the last decent painting I ever paint!" . But over time I can now let them go of them...

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I so enjoy the process of painting, the craft of putting paint to paper and something tangible appears. For many years what I saw in my head didn't work out at all. But slowly the longer I practiced the better the results. I used to crop images and just keep the parts that pleased me, sometimes I had a very small painting left at the end!  But when it does come out how you'd like it's a good feeling, a kind of high, and that's why I paint the next day and the next day. I want my painting to...

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