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STAGE 2 OF MY SALLY HOLMES ROSE PAINTING

In this #art #lesson Stage Two –  have now extended my yellow underwash in the #background. It looks luscious doesn’t it! Some have said they like the #background just as it is – however – watch this space and you will see how these varying strengths of...

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Work in Progress

We all learn so much from watching Works in Progress come to life. Seeing the painting stages and watching as the painting evolves can be fascinating and full of great lessons. I thought I would post a series of stages for the painting I created as part of the...

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Latest news from Susan Harrison-Tustain Studio

LEARN INVALUABLE FREE PAINTING LESSONS, HINTS, TIPS AND CATCH UP ON THE NEWS FROM SUSAN’S ART STUDIO! At last, as promised, here is my latest newsletter. Included in this one are: * LEARN HOW TO BRING THAT PROFESSIONAL EDGE TO YOUR PAINTINGS! Learn some fabulous, free...

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Susan’s Television Show Goes to Air

GREAT NEWS!!!!! We can now tell you the ‘Put Some Colour in Your Life’ TV show featuring Susan is to be launched todaySaturday 8th August! Hello Everyone, It’s Richard, Susan’s husband, here. Susan is currently very busy preparing for her October workshops on...

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE SAYINGS

  ” SIMPLICITY HAS FORCE!” What does this saying refer to?Those who have been on my art workshops or have my ‘how to paint’ DVDs will have heard me say this often. Very often we think that by painting every  detail in every part of the painting – we will have a...

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HOW TO CLEAN OIL PAINTING BRUSHES

Ask someone else to do it! No – I jest. But I love that idea! No let’s be serious about this…. I wear gloves to protect my skin Firstly begin by removing as much paint as possible with a paper towel I then dip my brushes in Odourless Mineral Spirits. I work this...

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How to paint in Watercolor – This Week’s Hints and Tips

If there is ONE THING I am asked about above all others – it is “How much water to use when painting in watercolor”. Becoming familiar with how much water to use in a watercolor painting will have a huge impact on so many aspects of your paintings.   This lesson will...

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LEARN HOW TO OBSERVE TEXTURES AND SURFACES

I have been teaching for over 25 years now and I find one of the most often asked about subjects is backgrounds. So many artists are intimidated by the background. It seems painting foreground is a pleasure – but when it comes to a background – fear sets in!This is...

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