New Website…New Blog!

Welcome to my new website/blog.  From now on everything is in one place.  Go to Ann Mortimer Art and you will go to this blog and website combined…so much tidier.  And I’m told that this new format reads much better on ipads, phones etc. The menu is top right with all the usual information but…

Learning with me on YouTube

Change is afoot at Ann Mortimer Art HQ, so I thought I’d post a quick update here on the blog. As many of your know, my DVD ‘Watercolour Techniques by Ann Mortimer’ has been available over on the website since 2014, and there are also lots of tutorial videos on my YouTube channel, including the…

Single White Clematis photo

Here’s the photo from my latest video… This flower is just perfect isn’t it?  It wouldn’t be half as interesting without the sunshine on it. Here is a full painting of this Miss Bateman clematis to show you how you could use the techniques in a large painting. Clematis “Miss Bateman” by Ann Mortimer

Watercolour Demo: Single White Flower Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the new video. I am also making my photo available here for reference for those who would like to practise thetechniques. Even better wait for a sunny day and take a close up photo of a flower with cast shadows within it.  Good luck with your own design and I hope…

Watercolour Demo: Single White Flower Part 1

We’ve started filming some new videos for you to watch on YouTube. Its a lot of work, intense and absorbing and very technical.  I just do the painting..that’s the easy bit! Nice to be producing something to share again.  Enjoy! (Click bottom right on the video to get full screen and HD quality.  Please subscribe…

Being a modern day artist involves more than getting your paints and paper out as I’m finding right now.If art is about communication and sharing, which I think it is, then you cannot ignore social media…I’m talking Facebook, Blogs such as this one, online galleries such as Redbubble.I love sharing what I do…it makes sense…

Sweet peas on a sunlit windowsill…stages

I recently uploaded the following step by step project on to Facebook as I know people enjoy seeing the painting process. But I also know that there are lots of people who read this blog who do not choose to join the Facebook community. So I thought I’d upload it here for you. I took…

Ideas, ideas and more ideas…

I’m looking out on to a rather bleak but still beautiful landscape, being battered by strong winds today.  This is a hilltop village, so we have the views but we also are open to the blasts of strong winds which have plagued us this year from the South West.  But not complaining, worth it for…

Getting back to work…

The second blog post within one week! I’m determined to keep uploading news here and as I’ve actually been in my art room every day, I have something to report.  My new room is now feeling more familiar and I’m more at home in it.  I didn’t understand how long it would take to get…