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Baillie's Cottage, Muizenberg

I have been very brave and highly stimulated attending an online workshop run by  Johannes Vloothuis backed by Wetcanvas.  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register


This free workshop starts at 10pm SA time and it actually keeps me wide awake!  I eventually fall into bed at about 12.45 and sleep on all the invaluable information I have received.


I have been having a good look at past paintings and I have now adjusted this one.  The trees behind the chimney do not exist and the embankment doesn't quite look like that but that is what art is all about!  I think it looks a lot better!

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Barbara Pask said…
Hi Carol, The wetcanvas workshop is wonderful isn't it? I have caught a couple of them. Such a talented artist and so much information.

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