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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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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