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Rainy Skies

Good Morning,

Happy rainy Monday. It's the first of the month of April so it is a practical blog. It's a step-by-step guide to painting a rainy sky in watercolours. 

First the news:-

I have had a number of workshops last week as I was playing catch-up. Due to ill health, I had to postpone them. A big thank you for being so understanding and accommodating. 

Kids' Easter Workshop

Wednesday 13th April 10 am - noon

I'm holding a one-off Easter workshop for kids (7 - 12 years old). We will be spending the morning making Easter decorations... cutting, gluing, ripping, designing, planning... having fun making 'stain glass ' Easter eggs. 

There is still availability and it's only £15.00. 

Saturday 23rd April 1 - 4 pm

Watercolour Hare, Drink Prosecco & Eat Chocolate 

After a successful session on Saturday, I'm running this session again. A great way to spend an afternoon. What's not to love?

There are still 2 spaces available. Only £35.00.

Temporary closing

Due to our garden having a complete makeover the gallery/ studio will be closed until the grand opening second weekend in July. It's a long way off but the garden is going to be a building site & my studio won't be accessible.

However, I'll still be having my weekly blogs and I'll keep you updated with pics of the progress in the garden.

Rainy Skies:-


Watercolour paper, Prussian blue & burnt umber watercolour paint, brushes, water, etc.

  • Wet some watercolour paper with clean water then mix some Prussian blue with burnt umber to make a dark grey.
  • Paint overlapping layers on the paper. They don't need to be even or to start in the same place.
  • When the paint is dry paint some fine lines for the rain using the tip of your paintbrush.
  • Paint a horizon line making grass marks/ strokes and a solitary tree.

Enjoy the blog and please share and let me know how you get on.

Have a great week.

Amina x



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