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Animal Portraits Workshop – Tindall’s Colchester, 21 Nov 16

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Ever wanted to do a portrait of a favourite pet or other animal but were too afraid to try? Places available on my Animal Portraits In Pastel workshop at Tindall’s in Colchester on Monday 21 Nov.  At this workshop, Mike will teach you all you need to know to enable you to produce a lovely pastel ...
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Portraits In Graphite Workshop – Tindall’s Newmarket, Tues 18 Oct 16

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Still places left on my Portraits In Graphite workshop at Tindall's in Newmarket on Tuesday 18 Oct.  Come to this popular workshop and I will take you through the techniques required that will enable you to produce a beautiful graphite portrait every time.  Come and try something new!  The worksh ...
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Feature In SAA “Paint” Magazine – Jul 16

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Thanks to the SAA for featuring a write-up about me in July's edition of "Paint", the house magazine.  Here's a link to it that I hope works, so that you can read it!Bad snap of my article!http://community.saa.co.uk/paintmagazine/?oscsid=7ka1a5sc341sj34tql3299caf4 ...
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Normal Service Resumed

Normal Service Resumed

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Hi!After 6 weeks without an Internet service, thanks to the utter incompetence of TalkTalk, the charlatans masquerading as a broadband provider, I'm now back online and trying my best to get the backlog of admin and general stuff that has accumulated down to manageable levels.  It's a slow process ...
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Tindall’s Colchester Workshop – Animal Portraits In Pastel – 1 Apr 16

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Thanks to Tindall’s for laying this one on and to all those who attended this workshop and whose hard work made it such a success.  As with the majority of such workshops, I’ve tried to cover all levels of ability but the emphasis has to be, I feel, on the beginner.  I’d like to engender int ...
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Linda’s Back – Second Session

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 Here’s a photo of the outcome of the second session Linda and I had in working on this back view of her from life in sanguine and white Conté crayon on toned paper.  I'm quite pleased with it – and Linda is delightful to work with – but I still think I have issues with the background t ...
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Fiona – Watercolour Portrait

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Here's a photo of a small watercolour portrait that I have recently completed of 3-year-old grandchild, Fiona.  I've tried to capture that delicacy of the small child, particularly in little girls.  I don't often do watercolour portraits but I'm pleased with this and think I have caught Fiona nice ...
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Workshop at Tindall’s Colchester Branch – Portraits In Graphite

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I'll be holding a workshop in Tindalls Colchester branch tomorrow - Portraits In Graphite - from 1000-1600 hrs. I'll be showing participants how to handle the medium of simple graphite to produce a striking monochrome portrait. Come along and watch us at work! Tindalls various branches run a variety ...
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Linda – Finished Picture

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Well, I think I've done the finishing touches on the first half of a planned two-drawing project with the lovely Linda!  I've been posting pictures showing progress and I hope this is its final incarnation.  So difficult to resist the temptation to fiddle with it some more!  As ever, the photo do ...
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Life Drawing With Linda – Third Session

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Had a lovely third session with Linda on the graphite drawing, on which we are currently working.  There's still a bit to go before it's properly completed but this will be mainly work on the background.  I'm very pleased with how it's coming on and Linda is a wonderful model!  Her dance and mime ...
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