Some days are gold You might remember a recent blog I wrote about how I got started selling my art way back in the 90’s. It was at a fabulous shop in Berry NSW and I had a great time selling my works there for 13 years until the shop closed and was taken over…

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I’m heading to the Blue Mountains this week particularly to visit the Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba and see Herman Pekel’s Exhibition before it finishes. I’m looking forward to seeing Herman’s current work. Last September I attended a four-day workshop run by Herman Pekel and Patrick Carroll held in Moruya on the NSW South Coast…

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Of course, we all know about landscapes. Popular for as long as anyone can remember and always will be. But urbanscapes are increasing in popularity. Many artists are taking on the challenge of capturing urban living, a continuous ebb and flow of life and movement, and constantly changing. It is a change of perspective from…

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Last year saw a dream I had had for a long time come to fruition, to take a group painting in Italy. It was an amazing experience. So much so I am now organising another one to Greece. Painting Inspiration was quite simply, everywhere. Whichever way I turned there was a painting waiting to happen.…

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Before Christmas, I visited the Carriageworks Market at Eveleigh with my friends from the Wollongong Design Studio for a shopping trip. But I was more excited to see this lovely old building being used and repurposed in this way so instead of shopping I took some photos of the rustic architecture. The Carriageworks building is…

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TRANSCRIPTION Expand Hi. Kathy Karas Artist and today I’m talking about papers, a watercolour paper in particular that I like to use. I always like to use ARCHES Watercolour and watercolour paper because its a great product and takes a lot of paint and the paint seems to work perfectly on it. I talk a…

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In this article, I will be taking you through the process of painting Australian bush scenes, in particular trees, using watercolour. I have used a limited palette. Paint Colours French Ultramarine Blue Red Gold Yellow Ochre Permanent Alizarin Permanent Rose   If you would like a greener foreground, mix a little Lemon Yellow into your…

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WATCH VIDEO In this video, I guide you through the step by step process of creating a beautiful Australian scene, painted in watercolour. I suggest you watch the video through a few times taking notes of the colour mixes and the steps. The video transcription is available below, be aware though it is word for…

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There is nothing more frustrating than planning and then painting an artwork to only find that the result is not what you imagined. The colours are just not working like they should. Art supplies can be expensive. And it can be very tempting to use cheaper, inferior products thinking that it won’t affect your results.…

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