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 you will initially land on this blog page to get the latest news.
I do have some news. I’m going to be working with Search press on another book! More details soon, but for now I am delighted to have a new project to think about.
It’s raining as I write…not what we wish for in June, but the warm weather of a week ago was perfect for my new irises from Cayeux Irises
They have been so looked forward to and are so beautiful! This one is called Melted Butter.
I feel a painting coming on!
I hope you will visit often now that I can write about what’s going on more immediately.
See you soon!
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 Clematis demo I filmed a few weeks back, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQkJGUikdZ4
Recently, YouTube added the possibility of offering rental and purchase options for videos. This came just at the right time for me, as I have nearly run out of DVDs to sell!
So, as from today, two of the three* videos on the DVD will be available to either purchase or rent directly from YouTube, and the physical DVD will not longer be for sale (there are still a few left if you’re quick). If you rent a video on YouTube you will be given access for 72 hours. Purchasing a video makes this access permanent: You will always be able to watch the video on YouTube, but you don’t actually download it. And don’t worry about moving your computer to your painting desk – you can view the videos on tablets and smartphones too, and they look great. Best of all: you have instant access! There’s no waiting around for your DVD to arrive, you can start watching and painting right away! (*We are still working on making “Negative Painting” available.)
Finally, one more thing: As well as releasing the DVD videos on YouTube, I have also filmed a completely new demonstration which will available exclusively to rent or buy on YouTube. The subject is Sunny Dog Roses and you will be able to view extracts of the videos for free.
So lots of news! I am very excited about expanding the YouTube channel to offer instant purchase and rental videos, and I really hope lots of you will enjoy them and channel the inspiration into your own watercolour painting.