Category Archives: Art tips & Teaching

A portrait of a dog

  I have just finished painting an acrylic portrait of a dog. Just for fun I took a few photos of the various stages, so you can see how the layers are built up. In the first picture you can … Continue reading

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Painting chairs in Greece and France!

Chairs can make an interesting focal point for a painting. The following watercolours are of buildings in French and Greece. The sun not only creates strong shadows against the wall behind, but leads to the subtle bleaching of the chairs themselves. … Continue reading

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Details of an English street, the old and the new together

These paintings are mainly of houses in St Albans, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The buildings are generally very old, but the mix of the old and new makes the pictures more interesting. I could have chosen to completely miss out the telephone … Continue reading

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Italy in watercolours – paintings by Rebecca Jelbert

The buildings of Italy are full of texture and colour. Crumbling plaster, fading paintwork, slatted blinds and exposed brickwork all add to the beauty of these beautiful facades. Terracotta roof tiles are a favourite of mine, but it’s important not to put in too … Continue reading

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Painting food from around the world – by Rebecca Jelbert

I’ve always been fascinated by pattern and texture. A material background can help you to create a whole new pattern all of your own, in which folds, creases, motifs and all manner of food can add to the overall composition. Fruit, vegetables, spices, meat, its … Continue reading

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Duck paintings by Rebecca Jelbert

Ducks make me smile. The elongated body of the Indian Runner duck, the classic Jemima Puddle Duck shape, and even unusual head enhancements (see below!) all add to my love of this beautiful and often over looked bird. The bright colour … Continue reading

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Paintings of Greece

I’ve put together a few of my watercolours of Greece. Windows and doors make a great focal point for paintings, especially when the geometric shapes of the frames and shutters can be broken up by foliage and bold shadows. The bright … Continue reading

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