Hills rd adult ed. watercolour Beach theme

Good fun making beach themed still life, playing with texture using:sponges, tissue, cling film, bubble wrap and flicking paint with stiff brushes. Thanks folks! lovely paintings.

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Watercolour landscape class 11 June

A beautiful morning to enjoy our watercolour landscape painting class at the Magog downs, cambridge. Looking out across towards shelfords, the fresh greens add a vibrancy to everyone’s paintings, and wow they are all so different but all capture the landscape, thank you to Kelly, Peter and Martin. Our  next session is on July 23 and we’ll be studying gardens and trees. Welcome to join us! Email endhousearts@gmail.com for further info.

Watercolour, learning about white

What is white? Tricky once you start looking for a definitive true white.. As a test take a sheet of printer paper and hold it next to your own ‘white’ watercolour paper, try it next to your white paint… Hummmm not quite as white as you’d thought hey! So play with white from buff titanium to lead flake. Watercolour paints are beautiful because their translucency allows the whiteness of the paper to shine through, bringing them to life.  Once you add white watercolour paint to your colour pigments they become opaque, or body colour, think about gouache paints, flat and matt. So how do you achieve white? Use the white of the paper, either masking with fluid or covering with masking tape. Try dabbing out from wet washes with different materials such as tissues or sponges. Use a white crayon or oil pastel which will resist the watercolour pigments of overlying washes. Or play with scratching back through your paints to the white paper…. Experiment, play and discover…

Cambridge Open Studio, 2 & 3 and 16 & 17 July 2016

OPen studio 2016 flyer

A warm welcome to Birgitte Bruun and Sarah Blake’s Open Studio, we are number 70 in the Cambridge Open Studio Brochure and there is also a Coleridge Artists studio trail if you’d like to spend a couple of hours visiting several artists studios in this area of Cambridge between Mill Road and Perne Road.

Birgitte has a selection of silver jewellery for sale and is happy to take  bespoke commissions. Birgitte also sells at a number of galleries including Rachel Dormer at Burwash Manor and at Primavera, King’s Parade Cambridge.

Sarah has a range of watercolour paintings and new acrylic works, seascapes, landscapes and most recently 1970’s inspired floral designs. Sarah also takes commissions and can offer limited edition digital prints.