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Art is never finished, merely abandoned. – Leonardo da Vinci

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you’re all keeping well and have something lovely planned for this weekend. I’ll be working my snow leopard painting to completion, all being well, later today. It may roll over into tomorrow, if so then that’s okay by me too. I’m painting the final details of the foreground now, quite a relaxing process to be honest, listening to a podcast or YouTube while I work keeps me on track. I’m not one for working in complete silence as my mind has a tendency to wander far too much lol.

This time next week I’ll be over at Martin Mere Wetland Centre teaching the first, in what we hope to be, a brand new series of Wildlife Art Workshops, starting with watercolour. Wow the weeks have simply flown by since this date was set for Saturday 22nd January ’22, and all being well I’ll soon have the following dates to share with you all, in case this date was one you couldn’t attend.

A quick recap – All of my courses are beginner friendly and 50% of all proceeds go straight back into conservation via the WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust). Thinking of starting a new hobby or refreshing an old one? Then come and join us, beginners welcomed!.

Interested? For more Information on these Workshops

Update on Ugandan Art-based Safari – I’m so excited that I can finally reveal to you all the full itinerary, including dates and ‘all inclusive’ price for this amazing adventure in Uganda!

15th – 30th September 2022

Limited Places

All inclusive price of £5,230

For more information please contact Lesley Harris

WhatsApp: +256 782 735 309

Lesley Harris

Lesley Harris, owner of Venture Uganda, is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this adventure. Please take a few minutes to read the amazing itinerary Lesley and her team, over in Uganda, have put together (you wont be disappointed). Lesley is currently building a new and exclusive page to add to her, already wonderful, website. I’ll be sure to let you all know when that goes live, but for now sit back and enjoy all the amazing details of this new and exciting diary of events planned for 15th – 30th September 2022!

Subscriber Question – I love working with coloured pencils but they are just so slow. Is there anyway of speeding up the process?

A. I too love working with coloured pencil and fully understand why sometimes it would be nice to hurry the process along a little. The two techniques I turn to are using toned paper and a solvent. You can use one of these or both. Toned paper means you now don’t need to add a background but the painting still looks complete, and the solvent helps to achieve a richer look without tons of layering. I believe my Red Panda video should be helpful to you.

See the Coloured Pencil Supplies I use and therefore recommend.

I may not always have a video on my YouTube channel to go alongside a subscriber’s question, but when I do I’ll be sure to add it. Here’s a link for the Coloured Pencil on Toned Paper if you’d like to take a look.

Okay I’ll leave it at that for now as my tummy is rumbling which means it’s lunch time already. Don’t quite know where this morning has gone lol.

Lots coming in my next newsletter including a new studio lighting review and hopefully an update on my newest commission.

Next weeks newsletter will probably land in your inbox next Sunday due to the fact that I’ll be teaching next Saturday.

Thank you for spending some time with me today. As always please feel free to leave a suggestion or question in the contact form below.

And as always, stay safe and stay creative, Kerry xXx

Questions & Suggestions welcomed

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