Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sweden


I have just returned from the beautiful Aquarelle Centre, Dalarna, Sweden after giving a very successful workshop. The centre and surroundings were perfect, situated in the middle of a pine forest and leading down to a crystal clear lake. Accommodation was comfortable and all food was delicious. A light and airy studio with lake views was the location of the workshop. My way of painting is, shall we say, a little different to traditional watercolour techniques and my workshops are challenging to begin with, however, I believe a challenge is important and the participants are always delighted with the progress made from day 1 to day 5 and I always feel so proud to have taught them - it never ceases to amaze me how I can help bring out the inner artist in my students! I thought I would share a few pictures with you from my time there. I will be returning to Dalarna in August 2015. For now, at the end of the month I am heading off to Norway again for some more workshop fun and then home for a workshop in Devon. See you soon! Ax

 view from the lake up to the house

 the studio

 my group of lovely girls and my hosts


lake view

lake view

 view from my room

 wild lupins grow along the roadside everywhere


Flora 32, painted in Sweden

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


I am delighted to announce that I will be doing a workshop in beautiful Norway! 26-29 June 2014. Come and join me for some watercolour/mixed media fun! Bookings and information via their website http://www.sommerakademiet.com/

Thursday, 19 December 2013


I would like to wish all my blog followers a very happy christmas. Thank you all for your support during 2013 and heres to 2014!!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sweden Workshop - 4-8 June 2014


I am excited to announce my first workshop in Sweden! 4-8 June 2014 at the beautiful Akvarellcenter i Dalarna. Details will be added to their site shortly. For further information contact Maria Ginzburg via the website. 
http://www.akvarellcenter.com/

Friday, 13 September 2013

Watercolour workshop in Australia!


AUSTRALIA WORKSHOPS OCTOBER 2013 - I am excited to share the flyer for my upcoming workshops in Australia! I am looking forward to seeing you down under!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Latest watercolour painting

This is a recently finished landscape. I do not do many landscapes as I am not the best painter of buildings! However, I was recently challenged to paint some landscapes and I also posted a small landscape painting I did a couple of years ago which received some favourable feedback from my followers on facebook . So, I decided to come out of my comfort zone (florals/abstract) and have a go at some little landscapes using the techniques I use for my other paintings. I am quite pleased with the results and will certainly be doing a few more. I hope you like it.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Watercolour and Gouache painting

Really enjoyed painting this one in watercolour and gouache, I love the delicate feel to it. Hope you are having a good weekend!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Watercolour, Orchid 2

This is one of my latest watercolours, Orchid 2, 23x32cm, I love the colours in this one!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Watercolour batik workshop 1/6/13

Today I started to prepare for my 1/6/13 watercolour batik workshop. What shall we paint? I have so many gorgeous subjects, maybe these sunny daffodils blooming in my garden (even without the sun!)......

Friday, 3 May 2013

Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2013



Really happy that my painting Zebra Print Dress has been selected by the Society of Women Artists for their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, to be held 27 June to 6 July 2013. 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Watercolour/Mixed Media Workshop 
Saturday 4 May 2013

Looking forward to seeing you on the workshop, still places available if you would like to come along. www.amandaspencer.co.uk

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Watercolour demonstration

This is a recent demonstration piece, watercolour, 25x20cm, using my favourite bright colours :-)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Watercolour Mixed Media Workshop

I had a great time teaching a lovely group of ladies on Saturday. It was my watercolour mixed media workshop and this is my demo piece. I have had some amazing feedback from the attendees and am happy that they have all said they learnt some great techniques that will help them take their own work further. My next mixed media workshop will be on Saturday 4 May 2013.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Latest painting - acrylic on canvas

This is my latest painting, bouquet1, 15.5 x 15.5 inches, it is acrylic on canvas. I have been working in acrylic a fair bit lately and am loving the results. I am doing an art fair at the end of the month so am working towards that at the moment. I hope you like this one.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Latest #watercolour

Another small watercolour, 20x20cm. Looking forward to seeing some roses in the garden! Think we might have a while to go, it is freezing today and snowing on and off. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Latest watercolour

This is my latest watercolour, 21x24cm, loosely based on my beautiful David Austin rose.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Latest Watercolour

This is my latest finished watercolour, Flora 9, 21x24cm. I hope you like it.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Watercolour Workshop

My next workshop will be on Satuday 9 March 2013, join me for some watercolour/mixed media fun! See website for contact details.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Latest watercolour

This is my latest watercolour, flora 8, 28x22cm. After the disaster of deleting my photos by accident, I now have to "stock" my blog up again with pictures! I hope you like it.