Author Archives: rosie

synthetic flat brushes for lifting and correcting

I see that people are offering small flat synthetic brushes as something new. I have been using Pro Arte short flats for years. They are much less expensive than the ones being offered  (£3.60 from Jacksons) and are fantastic and … Continue reading


I commissioned a box from Edward Wild and this is the box he has made. It is Walnut with a pear wood lining and is so beautiful made with such attention to detail, I am thrilled that he has made … Continue reading

23 august

I always take a sketchbook on my walks and today’s experiment is a painting done with blackberry juice, grass juice and mud.   I drew a few lines with a pen that a kind woman gave me as I had … Continue reading


I have added another course in november as it seems to be a very popular month. Please see the website for details.      

Secret letter July 7

June 3

Dog roses in the hedge.  I think they are very beautiful and smell lovely but what IS the connection?  

June 2

This is one of my favourite swimming places. The pool, in the heart of the wood, is just upstream from the old packhorse bridge where the water is a gold ochery brown with lime green reflections from the trees.   … Continue reading

June 1

Golden afternoon, – lying in the long grass among Ragged Robin and Buttercups, listening to the sounds of the river and the birds and watching a pair of Brimstone butterflies.  I love this place.  

The Crumble diaries

May 31 So many Foxgloves this year, at least that is what I have been told.   I am sitting beside the path in the woods at Pethybridge admiring these and I must say they are very attractive to bees. … Continue reading

New Handmade silk scarf

Have just received the first of these beautiful silk scarves designed with one of my paintings. They are available for sale