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The Painting Glass Is ALWAYS Half Full | Guest Post by Artist Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

Last night I had arranged to give my daughter’s best friend some tuition. She’s crazy-keen on art and had been given some acrylic paints but didn’t really know what to do with them. I work in oils and watercolours. I have some acrylics but they remain unused in a drawer at the moment. I hoped this wasn’t going to be… Read More »The Painting Glass Is ALWAYS Half Full | Guest Post by Artist Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

3 Youtube Painting Videos Every Artist Should Watch

Over the last 10 years Youtube has become increasingly popular worldwide, and is now the second largest search engine, after Google. For artists, Youtube in an invaluable source of information and education about every aspect of painting, drawing, sculpture, and every other art form there is. I’m sure that as you’re reading this blog post, you’re already familiar with Youtube… Read More »3 Youtube Painting Videos Every Artist Should Watch

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Outdoor Painting in Wales (Plein Air)

There’s nothing quite like painting outdoors, immersed in nature with the sun of your face as you paint. It’s a very different experience to painting indoors. One of the things you quickly learn when you paint outdoors is that you have to speed up. It’s all too easy when you paint indoors to take a long time thinking about your next brush stroke,… Read More »Outdoor Painting in Wales (Plein Air)

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Skomer Island Puffin Watching

Skomer Island’s reputation as a sea bird paradise is world renowned, and although I’ve lived in West Wales most of my life I’d never managed to make the short boat trip over to see the puffin, until this summer, when I have been lucky enough to visit twice. In June and July the puffins come to Skomer to breed, and… Read More »Skomer Island Puffin Watching