Canson Mi-Teintes Touch pastel paper

Review: Mi-Teintes Touch Pastel Paper

Canson Mi-Teintes Touch is a new pastel paper to me. Not too long ago I wrote a blog post about the best pastel papers on the market. Fellow artist and friend Jane Gardiner suggested Canson Mi-Teintes Touch which she uses regularly…

Copyrights and Watermarks for Artists Online

Do we artists need to put watermarks on every picture we post online? Should I worry about my online pictures being stolen? Should I post small pics only? Should we put copyright notices on them all?  Do we actually still own the copyright to the images when we post them online?

Do You Sell Your Work?

Yes, some people do actually ask me this. It is definitely one of my ‘Frequently Asked Questions’. And the answer is of course I sell my work! Nearly all my paintings are for sale. The only paintings not for sale…

Great History Podcasts

History Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to digest interesting stuff while doing other things at the same time. Walking, painting, cleaning, and even filling up sleepless nights: all great times to listen to a podcast. I enjoy art, history,…

Great Art Podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage these days. I have quite a list of them and I listen regularly. They are great when going for a walk, at night in bed, or just while painting. Besides art podcasts I listen to…

Vibrant Oils by Haidee-Jo Summers

Book Review Haidee-Jo Summers is a wonderful painter well known for her lively plein air paintings. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and an associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I have…

Bitesize Blog: William Larkin

William Larkin Portrait of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset Oil on canvas, 206.3×122.2cm (81 3/16 x 48 1/8″), 1613 Even for Jacobean standards this is over the top. A contemporary wrote at the time that Richard Sackville “dazzled the eyes…