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Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Well, a lot has changed since my last blog post when I was busy teaching regularly and travelling to London once a week to study oil painting. It all changed over the past week or so and all my groups and teaching have now been cancelled, along with the course. But we...

Learning about still life painting

Learning about still life painting

I'm taking a course at the moment at Heatherley's School of Fine Art in London, led by Daniel Shadbolt. Daniel is a great teacher, I attended a workshop with him in the summer and thought it would be good to go back for more sustained tuition. The course is 'Oil...

Developing and painting ‘Bring the Fire’

Developing and painting ‘Bring the Fire’

I've just finished this one I think, although as an art teacher said, "Paintings are never finished, only abandoned". I'm not entirely sure that's true however as there's definitely such a thing as overworking! Anyway. I thought I'd give you a bit of insight into how...

Brushes for oils and acrylics

Brushes for oils and acrylics

I sometimes get asked about the brushes I use, so I thought I'd write a post about them. I have to say first however, that every painter will feel differently about their brushes, and every brush has a different feel depending on what paint is used and what surface is...

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Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Well, a lot has changed since my last blog post when I was busy teaching regularly and travelling to London once a week to study oil painting. It all changed over the past week or so and all my groups and teaching have now been cancelled, along with the course. But we...

Opening my studio

Opening my studio

Today I ventured out early by train to Newbury in West Berkshire to the launch event of West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios. The launch event marked the opening of applications for participating artists who will open their studios to visitors in May 2020....

Recent portrait paintings

Recent portrait paintings

It's been a very busy year so far. I spent the first two months completing several large paintings and preparing for Surrey Contemporary Art Fair. My intention was to create statement pieces that celebrate colour. Next came the fair itself, a fantastic experience, and...

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Kristin Rawcliffe

Kristin Rawcliffe

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