Big Plans and a Small Change

Hello my dear blog readers!

This is not your normal blog post. This is an exciting announcement!

I have big plans for this website and blog  …. and since this blog is for you, that means I have big plans for you. I hope you will like it!

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Online Courses

For the coming year I have made plans to offer online tuition in the form of e-courses and e-books.  I have had so many messages from people far away from South Gloucestershire to say that ‘if only they lived closer….’ etc.

So I am going to write an ebook on oil painting (think of my series of ‘Busting the Myths of Oil Painting’ but then bigger and better) and an ecourse on … I haven’t decided yet!

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Perhaps I can help?


You can help me out here.  What would you like to see me do an online course on?

Lace painting? Oil painting for beginners? Portraits, pastel, art history? Gosh there is so much to choose from. Tell me all about your hopes, wishes and experiences  in the comments below, or if you’d rather drop me line then use the contact page.

I need More Time

I have been busy figuring out how to put ebooks and ecourses together. I am researching which online platform to use, how to take payments, what would look good and be easy to use for you, etc etc. This all takes a lot of time. And I haven’t even mentioned building the actual courses!

So in order to free up some more time I thought it sensible, and I thought you wouldn’t mind too much, to reduce my posting frequency on this blog.

With a bit more time I can concentrate on good quality blog articles and use the little bit of extra time for building my ecourses and ebooks. What do you think, is this a fair swap of time?

I have a ton of ideas for blog articles so don’t think for a second that the blog will be suffering!  And, by the way,  I would LOVE to hear more ideas from you. What would you like to read about?

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From now on new blog articles will be published every Tuesday at 7am (UK time)

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This way I can concentrate on building my new courses, ebook and of course find some time at the easel as well.

So I have a Question for you:

[wc_fa icon=”heart” margin_left=”” margin_right=”5″ class=””][/wc_fa]Would you be interested in online courses and what would you want to learn from me?


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12 thoughts on “Big Plans and a Small Change”

  1. There are a lot of courses around on portraiture, but lace painting is something more unique (and your sort of trademark), so I vote for that!

  2. Ever since I saw your beautiful oil portraits (at Haynes Galleries in Nashville, TN) of The
    Snowflake Children and the one with the Roses tapestry, I have wished to learn more
    about your style of painting oil portraits and drawing (or pastel portraits).
    Thank you!

    1. Thank you Monica. So nice to hear my USA adventure had some effect! So nice to hear you like my work. Will take note of the suggestions!

  3. Perhaps….learning to actually see those equisite details that good artists see…colours and edges, in particular.

  4. Linda Swinbank

    Online courses that we can work in our own time. Drawing/painting lace and fabrics maybe. Do you teach water colour, acrylics, coloured pencil??

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for commenting! mmm no I don’t really do watercolour or coloured pencil so I should not be teaching that – it would end badly.. 😉
      Yes I am thinking of doing either drapery or lace and portraits… Thanks so much!

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