Interesting Experiments by Jenny Foo

“Here’s a 2 fire piece I did on a test tile. I wanted to explore painting using a limited palette with simple lines and brush strokes. This particular piece was inspired by an image I found in a book I purchased from Japan. I liked the wispy background offset against...

Penwork

Hints by Denise Jones When I am doing a lot of Penwork, particularly Black Penwork, I always mix some strong Gold Base Paint, i.e. American Beauty or Derby Rose in with the Black.  I have found that this gives your Black Penwork a beautiful warmth to it.  If you...

Princess Ena of Battenberg by Betty Jeffery

This miniature was painted from an old, battered black and white postcard that I found of the young Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia ‘Ena”, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was soon to marry the young King of Spain at just nineteen years of age Her future husband...

SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU SOME INSPIRATION

Thanks to Sandra T for sharing some HINTS AND IDEAS: Very fine stippling strokes will help smooth patchy shading in portraits. (This one was taken from a VGCP newsletter from 1974.) My addition for this is, I often take a photo on my phone of the piece I am painting...

Play Time by Denise Jones

As we do not have our Show and Tell at present, I thought I would write an article with a difference. Getting ready for a workshop that I was going to do at Judy Seymour’s Studio this year, I love to play with ideas and subjects and I find the internet a fantastic...