Category Archives: Landscapes

A New Monotype

I’ve recently started a printmaking course with the Open College of the Arts (OCA). The first part is about making monotypes and this is a painterly one I did this afternoon. It’s based on a photograph I took from the … Continue reading

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“Each student is an individual”

Before retiring six years ago and discovering art, I taught physics and science for nineteen years. We were frequently told about our students being individuals and how our lesson plans should be geared to the different abilities within the classroom … Continue reading

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Drawing with Julia O.

Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and the start of Julia Ogden’s drawing classes with Enjoy Learning. Today was the first one and off I went with my fine liners, 6B pencil, graphite pencil and pastels. In fact the … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: How Good Is Your Painting Memory?

I recently reblogged a piece from Artist Daily. Today there was another item which I thought I’d share. There’s an introduction and conclusion by Courtney Jordan, editor of Artist Daily: “John Hulsey and Ann Trusty created their website, The Artist’s Road, … Continue reading

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Sketching At The Library

Today the Manchester Urban Sketching Group met up at the recently reopened Central Library in the centre of Manchester. I don’t think I ever visited it before it was renovated, but the new version is very impressive. Here is my … Continue reading

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Should I tell Lynne Truss about Julia’s class?

I know what you’re thinking! Today was the last day of Julia’s Drawing Class and there are no more in the brochure so we won’t have any more drawings from the class until autumn. Well, you’re wrong! Julia has arranged … Continue reading

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Julia Is On The Monet

At Julia’s Monday morning Drawing Class, organised by Enjoy Learning, we are looking as different artists and then producing work in their style. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at Cezanne and using oil pastels. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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