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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Tips and tricks – 1: scrap paper

Sounds obvious, but I always have a bit of scrap paper to hand when working on a picture. It’s useful for stuff like trying out a colour before you commit to the real thing. Seeing if your paint is too watery. And pencils… I’m still like a kid when I get a new set of […]

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