Friday, 21 January 2011

8 x 8" for small oils

These last 4 little paintings have just gone out to the galleries - each 8 x 8" I hope they tempt some pople to buy, as a fond memory of our thickest snow to date! Somehow i think most will want to forget the white stuff, but let's hope!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Warming up the Oils!

Getting myself into the 'groove' with oil painting...i have to keep this going this year - one of my resolutions. I have been painting in oils the longest, yet I spend the least time on them, and YET...people here still buy more oils than pastels...damn!! Anyway having fun doing my homework and it is beginning to feel as natural as pastels ( well 'nearly'!)

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Underpainting with gouache

I found this early stage of a painting that's on display right now - it shows a more advanced stage of underpainting with gouache, just before i start to work into it with pastels - while the gouache is still wet. This gives a great 'impasto' texture which builds up, and the raw pastel pigment mixes into the gouache and turns to paint, like magic! Mouth-watering! This year I plan to develop more stages with oils and/or acrylics as underpaintings too.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011 ready to roll!

For all of you who live too far away from my workshops, here is the perfect solution. Online workshops by and work alongside me, with me, watching, listening, talking and being critiqued!! Wow. Have a look at this brave new world of online teaching now, and who knows...before long, I wont have to travel anymore! ( as if!!)
But seriously, this is a great way to keep in touch and furthermore, give you incentive to actually come along to a workshop in person

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Online Workshops -Glencoe without Travel!

Hi Everyone:

This is Margaret Evans from Scotland. I'm really pleased and excited to tell you about my brand-new workshop that is now available on

This is a revolutionary and exciting new way for me to reach students who are too far away to benefit from my regular workshops, try though I may to cover the world!

You will now be able to register for a workshop, observe personal comments and critiques from me as I interact with other students, and the best of it is, you will be able to access the same lessons over and over again, which you can't on a once-only workshop!

Students will be able to communicate with questions & answers, critiques, techniques & product discussions - you'll probably even hear the dogs barking now and then so it will be as good as being in my studio...minus the tea and coffee!

Keep in touch and watch out for lots of new workshop plans in the future.

Between now and February 14th, I have arranged a $50 discount for my friends and students. (Please use this code at checkout: 380e6e6a42 ).

I invite you to START NOW on, and within a few clicks you can be ready to start your class.

Cheers, Margaret
With MyArtTutor you can

Transport yourself.
Discover your inner artist.
Learn from Master Tutors.
Enhance your confidence.