May Facebook Give-away Winners!

Well done to Jane Macfarlane, Janis Galt Ellison and Sheila Brooke.   *** Competition winners ***Thank you to everyone who took part. Here's my little bucket for the draw…. and the… Posted by Studio Irena on Friday, 1 June 2018  

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May give-away on Facebook

*** May give-away! ***It's been a glorious May bank holiday here in the Lake District.Weather, colours and spring… Posted by Studio Irena on Tuesday, 8 May 2018

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Share your artwork

Kristie D.. painted this version of Ashness Bridge and kindly sent me a picture of it on Facebook. Kristie said: “Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for a great set of Sketches they are exactly what I have been looking for. I am by no means an artist at all but just enjoy […]

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Pencil or watercolour?

Pencil or watercolours? Why not try water soluble pencils! You can get your colours down fairly quickly and then just a little bit of water on a brush will mix the colours and give you a gentle wash. Useful tip: It’s always useful to have some scrap paper to test out what you want to […]

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Colour and mood

It’s school half-term here in the Lake District and it’s good to see families and visitors out and about. A single day can go from wet, to snowing, to glorious sunshine in the afternoon! Winter can be full of colour, so don’t assume your pictures all need to reflect the summer months. You can also […]

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What’s your style with Colour Sketch?

We popped into Cockermouth Art and Craft today, they stock Colour Sketch – Lake District, and Paula showed us her version of Blea Tarn: in watercolour. I like it. Paula gave us a tip too: use masking tape to stick your sketch sheet to a board if your doing watercolour, it will keep the sheet […]

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Find me on Facebook

Good morning. I set up a Facebook page last week. The link is at the bottom of the website or go to: https://www.facebook.com/ColourSketchStudio/ so now more ways to get my news!

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Colour Sketch – Lake District

Available now in Cumbria. 8 hand-drawn sketches of Lake District landscapes, printed in light grey for you to colour and explore your style as you wish: watercolour, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink…. (see the back cover below for the locations). See examples on my drawing page. This is a limited run. It’s our first run […]

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