Keep calm and colour Colour Sketch
Red British letterbox with two slots

As much as I always enjoy the brilliant service of Andrew and his team at our local post office, I’ve found I can buy and print my postage online, at home and then pop your orders in postbox. So I can fulfil orders without physical contact 😷 reducing risk of COVID-19 – online orders still […]

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Challenging times ahead

With challenging times ahead we’d like to wish everyone all the best with staying safe and healthy, and weathering the financial difficulties to come. Thank you to all our customers and everyone we’ve been in touch with. In the meantime, if you personally find that you have to self-isolate and are looking for an activity […]

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Colour Sketch for Christmas
Colour Sketch series ready for wrapping

Looking for quality, affordable gifts for Christmas? Colour Sketch will tick so many boxes: a gift they can spend hours enjoying; something creative; something mindful; something to use when planning your next walk or holiday; something to remind them of joyful time outdoors. Take a look at the updated shop section, which includes prints to […]

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The Colour Sketch Story

Steve and I love walking in the amazing landscape of the British countryside. I also love art. How to mix the two and create a souvenir of a wonderful day? Colour Sketch! Here’s my version of Kynance Cove. I’ve used watersoluble pencils: Steve has given you a little description or history of the place, coordinates […]

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Colour Sketch Scotland

We had a lovely week in Pitlochry, exploring the area. Here I am pictured at the Queen’s View. And are happy to say you can find Colour Sketch Scotland available in the following places: Pitlochry Festival TheatrePitlochry Festival Theatre ShopWindows, the Gift Shop, AberfeldyTaymouth Courtyard Shop, Mains of Taymouth, Kenmore And we’ll keep you posted […]

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Tips and Tricks – 3: Poster style

Think vintage railway posters – they’re probably the most iconic. Blocks of colour. You can skip the detail but accentuate the shadows, highlights and the structure of hills and shapes. Looking at, for instance, Blencathra, pick 3 or 5 colours: highlights, midtones, shadows. Mix enough paint – it can difficult to match exactly once you […]

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Tips and Tricks – 2:Watercolour wash

I’ve generally tended to do a fairly dry watercolour painting (misnomer?!) but many people like a wash – so… how to keep your paper from getting too warped? Even the finest watercolour paper can buckle under a wash of paint. Our paper is 250gsm thick. It’s a general paper that the printer recommended because we […]

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Colour Sketch Scotland

We’ve just published “Colour Sketch Scotland”. Take it on your travels of Scotland or bring it back to enhance your memories! I really enjoyed drawing the views. Such classics. Makes me want to organise our next trip up there very soon! Read more and order your copy online: https://studioirena.co.uk/colour-sketch-scotland/

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Colour Sketch Cornwall

We’re very happy to bring you “Colour Sketch Cornwall”. Eight classic views of the Cornish landscape. We’ll sure you’ll recognise them! Hand-drawn sketches, then printed on thick paper, so you can create your own artwork with watercolour, acrylics, pencils, pen and ink – you choose. You can read more and order your copy: https://studioirena.co.uk/colour-sketch-cornwall/

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