How Do I Handle Working Outdoors?

Just the thought of working outside is intimidating for many of the beginner learners on my courses.  There are many benefits of doing some drawing and painting outside, so here are some tips to prepare you to go out.

There are many obstacles to drawing and painting outside, the British weather is one of course as it is not always sunny and warm.  Then there is all the other factors like the fact you can feel very ‘on show’ with every passer-by looking over your shoulder! These interruptions in busy areas from inquisitive public are not always welcome or conducive to our best work. I will explain some ways of getting around some of the issues of working outside.

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Should I Take My Sketchpad on Holiday?

I asked myself this very question as I was packing for my holiday earlier this summer.  For me it was a simple answer, yes. This was because I was going on an art holiday!  However in the past I haven’t always travelled with my sketchpad, in this post I want to describe the benefits as I see them of taking a sketchpad on holiday with you…

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