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Chris Haywood

My interest in painting began when I became fascinated with the beauty and complexity of flowers. I first began to photograph them, but I was never happy with the amount of detail I was able to achieve with my small camera. I then turned to watercolour painting and was hooked!

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Latest Blog Entries

Greetings Cards and the Just a Card Campaign

Friday, July 27, 2018

Make someone happy – send them a card! A card through the post is something to look forward to, appreciate and remember long after the event.  I am not talking about the cheap cards you buy in the discount store, but ones that have been created by an artist or maker and chosen with care […]

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Badger Art – practising coloured pencils

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

You may remember that I have been trying out coloured pencils – polychromos by Faber Castell to be exact.  These are oil-based coloured pencils and a huge selection of 120 beautiful colours. However for this latest picture I used a fairly limited pallette.  Although a badger is black and white, in fact I used a […]

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Artists printing on gift items

Monday, April 9, 2018

What do you do with all the paintings you finish!  In principle sell them, but that does not always happen quite as often as we like to believe from reading social media sites (they are so inspiring though!)   My older are stock is piling up because as I have progressed I no longer like them […]

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Painting of a mouse – finishing

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

If you read my recent post Painting of a mouse – in progress you will remember I had been painting a mouse in watercolour.  He was left sitting on my desk whilst I wondered what to do with him.  I didn’t want to introduce any new colours into the painting as I wanted the emphasis to remain […]

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